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Brazilian start up Hotel Urbano telemarketing workers during their shift tat the Hotel Urbano headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Photo credit: Bloomberg Photo/Dado Galdieri via Getty Images Israel

Brazilian start up Hotel Urbano telemarketing workers during their shift tat the Hotel Urbano headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Photo credit: Bloomberg Photo/Dado Galdieri via Getty Images Israel

Top 10 undiscovered startups from Brazil

Most lists are biased towards startups that have reached the largest number of milestones. We tried to avoid this bias by rewarding those with unusual strengths


While Brazil’s overall GDP fell 4 percent in 2015, its tech industry has been largely immune to the slowdown, growing 20 percent from 2014-2015.

The Brazilian startup ecosystem is still in its early days, but there are many startups growing under the media radar in this thriving environment. We believe they deserve to be discovered, and, who knows, maybe one day become the champions of the world economy!

Why these companies?

Out of the more than 150 startups that applied for this selection, these companies displayed exceptional performance on important success factors – strength of the team, size of the opportunity, competitive environment, etc.

Most competitions are biased towards companies that reached the largest number of milestones. We tried to avoid this bias, and reward companies on abnormal performance no matter their development stage.

So here it is, the top 10 undiscovered startups from Brazil:

1. Youper

Photo credit: Youper

Photo credit: Youper

Youper is the first mobile app for overcoming social anxiety. We are blending psychological approaches and behavior analytics technology into an interactive and self-guided platform that empowers people to overcome emotional issues and conquer happiness.

2. Doare

Photo credit: Doare

Photo credit: Doare

Doare is an online fundraising platform for Brazillian nonprofits. It allows people to contribute to important causes and to choose the most suitable for them.

3. Winker

Photo credit: Winker

Photo credit: Winker

Winker offers a platform that integrates, manages and optimizes condos. 

4. Goomer

Photo credit: Goomer

Photo credit: Goomer

Goomer is a system for the food service in restaurants, bars, hotels and motels and offers much more than the common digital menu systems. With it, you have as well as photos and descriptions of all your dishes and drinks and the possibility to receive feedback from your customers.

5. Lotebox

Photo credit: Lotebox

Photo credit: Lotebox

Lotebox provides all-online freight forwarding services to manage and organize all information in the supply chain process, increasing the efficiency of companies with a step-by-step process where Cargo Owners can quote, book, manage and track their shipments for each deal.

6. Creditdream

Photo credit: Creditdream

Photo credit: Creditdream

Creditdream’s mission is to provide universal access to credit using smartphones and the blockchain. They have a mobile app for the origination of loans in Brazil, MeuCredito App, and they are building Swappy, where investors can buy and trade credit securities.

7. ROBBIoT

Photo credit: ROBBIoT

Photo credit: ROBBIoT

ROBBIoT is a team of experts in different areas united to help you face the IoT challengeS in your company. They design specific solutions for challenging scenarios based on understanding your business and operate in the area of mining, oil and gas and other industries.

8. CM Tecnologia

Photo credit: CMTECNOLOGIA

Photo credit: CM Tecnologia

CM Tecnologia is an IT company specializing in the software as service sector to create and assist automation, efficiency and results of companies in the health area.

9. Live

Photo credit: Live

Photo credit: Live

Live is an app that connects people that go to the same events. Differing from other dating apps, Live brings online dating to the real world, putting people in contact who have similar interests, music taste and social groups. Soon, it will become available on Android and iOS devices. 

10. Descola

Photo credit: Descola

Photo credit: Descola

Descola is a new online education platform that offers free and paid courses in the areas of technology, business and creativity. It uses informal language and has a relaxed and fast approach to learning.

Recommend a startup

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