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On September 13th 2012 (last day of the Startupi Valley Mission), managing partners of this brazilian news source Bob Wollheim and Diego Remus will host in San Francisco/CA, with sponsorship from Trindade Investimentos, a night of insight about doing business in Brazil.

A selection of investors and entrepreneurs are going to present their views – and their businesses – and then we will share drinks and meet people.

Come be our guest and understand our market! Please put your name and email on this list and we’ll give you the details!

Brazilian startups who would like to pitch at the event, register here.

Brazilian startup community meets in San Francisco to talk business

“Startupi Con: Valley Meets Brazil” will feature a panel discussion with investors, entrepreneurs and mentors about doing business in Brazil

This September, the Startup Alley at the Disrupt event in San Francisco features a full Brazilian Pavilion with 40 promising startup businesses. The business world, specially the technology industry, has turned its attention to Brazil for its huge middle-class consumer market and for a growing track record of successful innovation. In 2009, when Napsters Group bought the Brazilian company Buscapé, an e-commerce giant in Latin America, it was a surprise; but these days, significant deals are becoming common. Also, important venture capital firms are investing in the country, both national (such as the very active Monashees Capital and the newcomer Trindade Investimentos) and international (like Redpoint, Accel, Tiger, Intel Capital, among others). Americans and Europeans are managing local funds, incubators and accelerators, side by side with Brazilians.

Still, Brazil is not Europe nor Silicon Valley nor Israel, and the regional aspects of doing innovative business in this emergent country are going to be discussed at an informal event on the evening of September 13th at The Barrel House in San Francisco. The organizers of “Startupi Con: Valley Meets Brazil” are Bob Wollheim and Diego Remus of (the premier news source about Brazilian startups since 2008), with close support from investor Danilo Amaral (managing director at Trindade Investimentos). Featured participants include: Anderson Thees (managing director at Redpoint, Michael Nicklas (who came from NYC to Brazil in 2008 as an angel investor and lately has been a director at Ideiasnet), Felipe Matsunaga (M&A at RBS Digital), Bedy Yang (principal at 500 Startups and co-founder of Brazil Innovators), Felipe Matos (founder and CEO at an itinerant accelerator program called Startup Farm).

The event starts at 7pm. Entry is free, and there will be drinks and networking after the presentations. Details will be sent to those who put their names on the guest list at

Startupi logos (here) // register for the Startupi event (here) // Barrel House (see website and address on map)