Just six Brazilian tech startups landed venture capital investments in 2009, but that number grew to 17 in 2010 and to 45 last year, according to Diogo Gomes, an online entrepreneur and blogger based in Brazil.
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Lightening Speed: Q&A With TSG Consumer Partners’ Jamie O’Hara about the firm’s “humbling” fundraising process
Yahoo’s Latest: Blackstone and Bain Capital in the running with a potential $25 billion bid
Middle Eastern Politics: Grim outlook for PE following regional unrest
VC Shun: Party over for China’s group-buying websites
Disposable Reinsurers: PE firms and Wall Street blamed for rival sellers of reinsurance that may not have the backing of their founders in several years
On a Downer: VC slump slows Michigan‘s recovery
Super Capital: Can VC save the world?
Safety is the issue: VCs cut back on medical device investment
Anyone for tech? General Catalyst Partners seeks to raise $650 million following the slowest quarter for venture-capital fundraising in eight years
Price Slash: Lone Star to cut Korea Exchange Bank deal by 11 percent
Keeping Track: Social media activity site Awe.sm lands $4 million Series A
No-one Puts Kekanto in the Corner: Social local reviews site attracts funding from Accel Partners and Kaszek Ventures
A Stealthy Deal: RaNa Therapeutics Raises $2.6 million of a planned $20.66 million initial funding
More Cleantech: The last in a 4-part series from Venrock’s Matthew Nordan
Nicolás Szekasy has joined Open English’s board in connection with an investment in the company by Kaszek Ventures. Szekasy is a managing partner of Kaszek Ventures. Miami-based Open English is an “online school” that helps users speak English.