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The 11 Best Unicorn Startups in Sao Paulo

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C6 Bank

C6 Bank

C6 Bank is a bank with no physical branches, but all the convenience of a traditional bank.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.05

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Carlos Fonseca, Leandro Torres, Luiz Calicchio, Marcelo Kalim

  • Industries:

    Banking, Credit Cards, Finance, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,370.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    1

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Creditas

Creditas

Creditas is a financial technology startup that connects creditworthy individuals with proprietary technology to obtain fast, simple, and competitive financing.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.80

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Sergio Furio

  • Industries:

    Banking, Consumer Lending, FinTech, Personal Finance

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $867.44M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    25

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Cloudwalk

Cloudwalk

CloudWalk Technology is a cutting-edge IP company utilizing AI and other technologies to provide the most timely and accurate facial recognition solution.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.32

    B (

    October 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Guangzhou

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Zhou Xi

  • Industries:

    Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition, Information Technology, Machine Learning

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $968.86M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Nuvemshop

Nuvemshop

Nuvemshop provides SMBs in Latin America with the tools to setup, manage, and promote their online business.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.10

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Alejandro Alfonso, Alejandro Vazquez, Jose Abuchaem, Martin Palombo, Santiago Sosa

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, E-Commerce Platforms, Retail Technology, SaaS

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $628.30M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    29

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Wildlife Studios

Wildlife Studios

Wildlife Studios is a mobile gaming company that develops and publishes unique games that are fun and challenging.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.00

    B (

    December 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Arthur Lazarte, Michael Mac-Vicar, Victor Lazarte

  • Industries:

    Gaming, Mobile, Video Games

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $180.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Loft

Loft

Loft is a highly-specialized marketplace for residential real estate that brings together motivated buyers and sellers. Thousands of buyers and sellers use Loft to buy and sell homes.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.90

    B (

    January 2020

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Florian Hagenbuch, Gustavo D. Saraiva, João Vianna, Kristian Huber, Marcus Vinicius Grigoletto, Mariana Paixao, Mate Pencz

  • Industries:

    Marketplace, Property Management, Real Estate

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $788.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    43

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Loggi

Loggi

Loggi provides a technology platform that is used by delivery companies and their couriers. It allows the couriers to pick up deliveries, package shipments, track packages individually or in groups, communicate with each other and with customers, update delivery statuses in real time, and much more.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.00

    B (

    June 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Arthur Debert, Eduardo Wexler, Fabien Mendez

  • Industries:

    Delivery Service, Internet, Logistics, Supply Chain Management

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $484.32M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    17

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Neon

Neon

Neon is a digital bank that offers credit cards, personal loans, and investment products, among other services.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.38

    B (

    February 2022

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Pedro Conrade

  • Industries:

    Banking, Credit, Financial Services, FinTech

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $720.42M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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CargoX

CargoX

Cargox is a non-profit organization dedicated to disrupting the container shipping sector

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    October 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Stefan Kukman

  • Industries:

    Logistics, Supply Chain Management

  • Number of employees:

    1-10

  • Funding Amount:

    $377.93M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    No Data

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Movile

Movile

Movile is a Brazilian mobile commerce platform that allows enterprises to create, manage, and market their applications so they can reach a wider audience.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    July 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    1998

  • Founders:

    Andreas Blazoudakis, Eduardo Lins Henrique, Fabio Povoa, Fabricio Bloisi, Leonardo Constantino Oliveira, Leonardo Sales, Marcelo Sales, Rafael Duton

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Information Services, Information Technology, Mobile

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $394.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    5

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Unico

Unico

unico IDtech is a Brazilian identification technology company that offers facial biometrics and digital admission solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    August 2021

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Sao Paulo

  • Started in:

    2007

  • Founders:

    Diego Torres Martins, Paulo Roberto de Alencastro Junior

  • Industries:

    Consulting, Identity Management, Information Technology, Software

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $235.94M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    5

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