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10 Tech Startups from São Paulo to keep on your radar

10 Tech Startups from São Paulo to keep on your radar

Posted by PanamericanWorld on July 07, 2017

With an outstanding number of young tech companies, an expansive consumer base, and a vibrant startup ecosystem, South America’s largest city is hard to beat when it comes to digital innovation. Be sure to keep these 10 startups from São Paulo on your radar in the months and years to come. 

With the biggest GDP of all federative units in Brazil, São Paulo is arguably the hottest region for technology investments in the country; in fact, the city was named Latin America’s best option for startups by the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking, and the world’s 12th in the same category globally

São Paulo has around 20 million inhabitants in its metropolitan region, a population highly connected to the internet and passionate about new technologies. The following are 10 of the city’s best and brightest tech startups for 2017.

10. CUCOhealth


CUCOhealth is like a personal, full-time digital nurse—the solution provides targeted content to educate patients about their chronic conditions, alerts reminding them of important health commitments (e.g., appointments, scheduled medications), and more.

9. Nubank


Nubank provides a MasterCard credit card free from monthly fees and annual tariffs—it accomplishes this by providing digital-only support channels, eliminating most physical infrastructure related costs. Users can track their spending in real-time with detailed, geographical information regarding their purchases.

8. VaiVolta


VaiVolta’s online platform makes the process of leasing equipment for civil construction and mining simpler, faster, and safer. Users can request quotes from hundreds of suppliers and select the best fit for the job.

7. 99jobs


99Jobs is a career portal that allows users to receive job opportunities and job suggestions based on their unique personalities. The platform is being used by prominent brands such as Microsoft, Ferrero, and InfoPrice, to name a few.

6. Jeitto


Jeitto’s unique offering enables Brazil’s low-income population to pay their bills—recurring small expenses such as electric, water, gas and mobile phone services—through small, short-term credit/loans. Loans charge a fixed rate and offer up to $ 150.

5. QueroQuitar!


QueroQuitar! is a credit renegotiation platform aimed at allowing users to achieve more attractive rates. The solution circumvents the banks’ own negotiation channels, allowing the debtor to make the negotiation proposal and thereby increasing recovery rates.

4. SmartMEI


SmartMEI’s app helps micro-entrepreneurs more easily deal with the bureaucratic aspects of running a business. The solution offers a business management, accounting, and collection tools for entrepreneurs, all under one interface.

3. Prosas


Prosas’ online social engagement platform connects sponsors, employees, and citizens to the social projects they care about the most. The solution is being used by brands like BASF, Nissan, and Gerdau, to name a few.

2. Sympla


Sympla has developed a comprehensive platform for ticket sales and event management. The company boasts the largest number of events available for sale in Brazil, from parties and shows to sporting events and courses/workshops.

1. Dr. Consulta


Dr. Consulta offers affordable medical appointments and consultations with specialists in over 40 categories. The app lets users view service pricing in real-time and search by specialty/availability.

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