LAVCA’s 2021 Review of Tech Investment in Latin America

PUBLISHED: April 23, 2021CATEGORY: Brazil LAVCA, the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America, recently published its annual report on tech investment in Latin America. Please download the report below. Key highlights from the report: Related documents

FinanZero raises US$ 7 million in a new round led by Swedish investors

PUBLISHED: April 6, 2021 São Paulo, Brazil, April 2021–FinanZero, (, Brazil’s leading online credit marketplace, announces today that it has closed a US$ 7 million funding round in its fourth round of funding. The round was led by the Swedish investors VEF, Dunross & Co, and Atlant Fonder, all previous investors in the company. The use […]

ViBe Saúde raises US$ 10 million to expand its telehealth services in Brazil

PUBLISHED: January 15, 2021 ViBe Saúde, ( the leading B2C telehealth startup in Brazil, announces that it has closed a US$ 10 million  Series A funding round. The funds will be used to further expand its freemium digital primary care service for more than 160 million Brazilians that depend on a public health care system characterized […]

Vitor Moreira joins Webrock Ventures as Partner

PUBLISHED: December 17, 2020 Please tell us a bit about your background Born in São Paulo, Brazil, I spent my middle school years living in Puerto Rico and returned to Brazil to finish high school and start college. Upon receiving a bachelor’s degree in business from FGV – EAESP, I worked for CPMBraxis for 5 years […]

A quick chat with Olle Widén, CEO at FinanZero

PUBLISHED: December 10, 2020 Why FinanZero? When I moved to Brazil ten years ago, I experienced first-hand the major opportunities for disrupting the lending industry in the country. The Brazilian banking sector is characterized by an oligopolistic market structure, where the top five banks hold 80% of the total loans in the system and the interest […]

ViBe featured in Exame

PUBLISHED: December 8, 2020 Our portfolio company ViBe is featured in the leading business magazine in Brazil, Exame. In the article, the co-founders Ian Bonde and Ricardo Joseph talk about ViBe’s success so far and its plans going forward. “The partnership with one of the European leaders in telemedicine allowed us to develop a platform that is […]

A quick chat with Juliana Barbiero, CEO at Lexly Brasil

PUBLISHED: November 16, 2020 Juliana is the Co-Founder and CEO of legaltech company Lexly Brasil. Juliana has 20+ years of experience in Sales & Marketing in the tech sector, working for corporations such as Samsung, Nokia, Intuit, JustEat, among others. Why did you decide to co-found Lexly Brasil? I co-founded Lexly Brasil for two reasons. First, […]

A quick chat with Ian Bonde, CEO at ViBe Saúde

PUBLISHED: November 2, 2020 Born in Tokyo to a Swedish father and Argentine mother, Ian has lived in many countries including South Africa, United States and Brazil. The latter since 2001. Before co-founding ViBe, Ian was Managing Director and Senior Partner at strategic consulting firms The Strategis Group and Itelogy Partners – both with Latin American […]

Introducing Lexly Brazil, a pioneer in the second-largest legal market in the world

PUBLISHED: October 12, 2020 We are proud to present our legal tech portfolio company Lexly Brazil, a pioneer in the second-largest legal market in the world. With the use of technology, Lexly is on a mission to make high-quality legal services accessible for all Brazilians. To learn more about the company, here’s an introduction video: Related […]

FinanZero witness a boost in consumer loans demand

PUBLISHED: September 25, 2020 Our fintech company FinanZero is featured in LABS, the publication for LATAM business news in English. In the article, CEO Olle Widén talks about FinanZero’s growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “We want to have the best possible user experience, and with open banking it is easier (to have that), since the consumer […]