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Brazilian e.Bricks Eyes U.S. Startups, Launches $100M Fund

Brazil-based venture investor e.Bricks Digital announced Tuesday that it is launching a $100 million early-stage fund to invest mostly in seed-stage digital-media companies in the United States. The fund, which anticipates making 12 to 15 investments a year, is supported by Brazilian media company RBS Group. The current portfolio of e.Bricks includes Predicta, Wine.com.br, Grupo.Mobi […]

Intel Capital Invests in Brazilian Big Data

In the past month, Intel Capital has announced two investments in Brazilian big data and analytics companies. The latest investment came today when Intel Capital announced it backed Geofusion, a Brazilian company providing “geomarketing” data analytics and intelligence to enterprise customers. The amount of the funding is undisclosed. The announcement follows an undisclosed investment it made a few weeks ago in WebRadar,

Redpoint, e.ventures Raise $130M Brazilian Fund–CORRECTED

Redpoint Ventures, in partnership with e.ventures, have raised a $130 million fund from LPs to invest in early stage tech companies in Brazil. The fund is the first new fund raised by e.ventures, formerly known as BV Capital, since it announced its rebranding just over a week ago. Redpoint e.ventures will be led by Yann de […]

Redpoint, BV Capital Team Up to Invest in Brazil

Investors are going nuts for Brazil, and the latest firms to focus on the Latin American country are Redpoint Ventures and BV Capital‘s eVentures. The firms have partnered to form Sao Paulo-based Redpoint eVentures to invest in the Brazilian market. The firm will be led by Yann de Vries and Anderson Thees. Jeff Brody, Redpoint’s […]

New! Top 10 Hub Posts Shared by VC and PE Tweeters This Week

We’ve got a new feature that we think you’ll find compelling. It’s a list of the 10 most-shared peHUB stories for the week, as judged by Tweetminster. We’ve been using Tweetminster since July to bring you interesting links from around the Web. The service uses an algorithm to identify the most influential tweeters in venture capital and private equity, then tracks the links those people are sharing.

1. Question of the Week: Does Zuck Do Enough to Protect Your Privacy?by Luisa Beltran
2. Electric Car Startup Aptera Shuts Down, Idealab Takes Hit of More than $20MReuters
3. Founders Fund on Monday Meetings, Patience, and That New $625 Million Fundby Connie Loizos
4. Slideshow: Maine Reveals Bite Taken By Fees, Expensesby David Toll
5. Zynga Rival Nexon Prices IPOby Reuters
6. Facebook Said to Acquire Gowalla as Internal Hiring Expandsby Reuters
7. VCJ Cover Story: The Rise of the Celeb Investorsby Tom Stein
8. Eight Steps To Mastering Small Company Acquisitionsby Ben Smith
9. Tony Roma’s Still Up For Sale, while Krystal Co. Auction in Second Stageby Luisa Beltran
10. VC Takes Off in Brazil, But First, a Giant Leap of Faithby Connie Loizos

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VC and PE Firms Are Going Nuts for Brazil, But Trying to Keep It Quiet

Brazil is booming, thanks to growing demand for its natural resources, like wood, steel, oil, minerals (and Brazilian supermodels). Its resultant GDP growth — projected to average 4.1% through 2040, compared with 2.5% for the U.S. — has transformed dozens of consumer Web and mobile startups into exceedingly hot properties that stateside VCs are quietly […]

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