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Brazil’s LP Community is Unique and Evolving

Duncan Littlejohn, Managing Director for Latin America at Paul Capital and a Board Member of ABVCAP, discusses the distinguishing characteristics of the Brazilian LP community, the key objectives and accomplishments of ABVCAP and other topics on the Brazilian private equity and venture capital scene.

Why Mid-Tier Brazilian Cities Are Attractive

Don’t overlook the innovation and human capital that exists in “tech towns” located outside of Brazil’s biggest cities, argues Jon Toscano, President of Trivèlla Investmentimentos, a private equity firm that focuses on opportunities in mid-sized Brazilian cities.

In this interview, Toscano discusses how venture ecosystems in university towns like Sao Carlos are similar to those in the US, how local entrepreneurs hate “helicopter investors” without a local presence, why many entrepreneurs prefer the better quality of life in smaller cities, and the impact that improved air travel options from companies like Azul has had on building businesses in mid-tier cities.

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Innovation in Brazil and Russia | Women Powering Technology Summit 2012

Developed economies have traditionally looked at emerging economies as areas of market growth for their existing product portfolio, as a source of human capital at more competitive costs, or both.

In these scenarios, the emerging economies retain very little of the intellectual capital created by their human capital and have sub-optimal benefits from the R&D investments made by the investing companies. Emerging economies have been devising strategies for multi-nationals to make more sustainable investments, fostering co-innovation and co-development, which benefit the developed and the developing economies in a more balanced manner.

In this presentation, Patricia Florissi analyzes two rapid growth economies, Brazil and Russia, providing some context around their social, political and economical environment, their industries of focus, and the R&D programs they are devising. Shes also shares EMC’s journey to partner with these countries in fostering global scale innovation programs.

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