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Venture Capital Summit Declares Brazil 'Ripe to Invest'

Apex-Brasil and ABVCAP Investor Forum Concludes Brasil Week Silicon Valley

Sep. 17, 2016 / PRZen / SAN FRANCISCO -- The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), in partnership with the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP), concluded its 4th annual Venture Capital inBrazil Forum today. After 26 speakers and five panel discussions, the general consensus was that Brazil's recovering economy is creating greater entrepreneurial activity and positive investment opportunity.

"As the largest economy in Latin America, Brazil's triumphs and struggles have been well documented by both analysts and the media. The investors' experiences and wisdom shared here today highlight how crisis creates opportunity, and how recovering economies offer some of the best opportunities for investment upside," said Juliana Vasconcelos, Investments Division, Apex-Brasil. "The audience of investors here are bullish on Brazil. The country is ripe for investment."

Ms. Vasconcelos, along with Mr. Humberto Matsuda, Board Member of ABVCAP and Partner at Performa Investimentos, provided the opening remarks for the Forum.

Five panel discussions held during the conference addressed the key issues concerning corporate and private investment: venture capital on a global scale; Latin American venture capital; legal and corporate regulations for venture capital in Brazil; the developing VC ecosystems in Latin America; and corporate venturing in emerging markets.

The Venture Capital inBrazil Forum was part of Brasil Week SV, coordinated by Apex-Brasil and designed to showcase Brazilian tech startups and foreign direct investment opportunities.

Source: Apex-Brasil

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