DECISIVE

INVESTMENTS

11 COMPANIES

3 Verticals of action

Eureciclo

Good Money

Letrus

Occamzrazor

Provi

Worc

Favo

Labi

Neomed

Pachama

Slang

*disclaimer: the numbers and metrics presented are merely KPIs. We want to emphasize that all investments have extensive in-depth long-term impacts, based on scientific research that we evaluate and all KPIs are accumulated since the founding of the companies

 

Planet Prosperity

HQ São Paulo, Brazil

EURECICLO

Inv vehicle: Legacy

Founded: 2016

Deplastify the planet.

FIXING IT

Our planet is bracing for a plastic armageddon, suffocated by waste and inertia. Governments are lagging, and the recycling sector in the global south is feeling the pressure; recyclers, small aggregators, waste pickers have little support or incentives to step up their game, build much-need infrastructure and, as a result, increase recycling rates.

22%

of all material produced by companies must be recycled

3%

of the waste is effectively recycled

$2.8B

is lost every year by materials that are not recycled

150M

tons of waste produced in Brazil 

HOW IT WORKS

Eureciclo, aka New Hope Ecotech, is the largest marketplace and clearinghouse for recycling credits exchange in LatAm. The company is building a massive blockchain to trace, recycle and offset post-consumption waste, tackling the urban pollution epidemic hammering the region, generating dignifying jobs and steady revenue streams for recyclers. 

“Make the world more sustainable through recycling.”

– Thiago Carvalho Pinto

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5.926

Companies offsetting packages footprint through Eureciclo’s marketplace

362.850

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Tons of recycled material traced

$6M

Steered into low-income families and recycling co-ops

We believe that waste is a design mistake.

"

We are helping to change the way we package goods and products

Thiago Pinto

Thiago Carvalho Pinto

Social Resilience

HQ São Paulo, Brazil

FAVO

Founded: 2019

Democratizing e-commerce by empowering families becoming self-made entrepreneurs.

Inv vehicle: Impact Tech I

 

FIXING IT

Inexistent e-commerce penetration and record high unemployment in Latin America. Access to the convenience of online shopping is still for a few in Latin America.

14M

Unemployed Brazilians 

+100M 

People looking for extra-income in Latin America

3% 

E-commerce penetration in LATAM

$500

Of average income in the country

HOW IT WORKS

Favo is an online shopping community that connects people and opportunities. It uses the Community Group Buying model, which allows local distribution of products and services, reducing costs and empowering the residents of neighborhoods/cities with little access, becoming a kind of local seller that offers a portfolio of products and services to their neighbors, who then receive such purchases at home the next day or have the option of picking them up at the home of the entrepreneur/community leader.

Favo operates with its own distribution centers and SKU management and activates a network of entrepreneurs, who set up their online stores with Favo's support and activate their networks to make online sales.

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“We work everyday to increase the e-commerce penetration in LatAm by considering everybody wants to access the benefits of the internet, not only the privileged ones.”

- Alejandro Ponce

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We have a lot of dreams and now we know we can make them come true because of Favo. 

15.000

jobs created for new entrepreneurs 

75%

Jobs created for women

40

Cities attended

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Alejandro Ponces & Marina Proença

"

Two main things greatly motivate me to build Favo. First, this outward purpose,

which is to generate income and democratize e-commerce in a different way.

 

This purpose of generating income is a great motivator, not only for me, but for everyone there. But, parallel to all this, another thing that moves me is having had the opportunity to create a culture within Favo that I believe in, where people can get to their jobs by being themselves, not having to pretend to be something they are not.”
 

Marina Proença

Planet Prosperity

GOOD MONEY

Founded: 2016

HQ San Francisco, CA

Grow wealth
do good.

Inv vehicle: Legacy

 

FIXING IT

Big banks' transgressions and high fees are angering consumers. Notwithstanding, since the Paris Pact, $700Bi were provided to fossil fuel companies, being the big 4 banks the top financiers.

$30B

A year in monthly services charges, overdraft penalities and ATM fees

$700B

in financial loans were provided

to fossil fuel companies

HOW IT WORKS

Good Money is a consumer fintech startup launching a revolutionary rewards debit card that makes it easy for customers to automatically earn stock rewards on purchases while protecting the planet. 

Good Money has partnered with Rainforest Trust to protect approximately 3,600 trees (about 175,000 square feet or 3 football fields) of indigenous Amazonian rainforest on behalf of each Good Money member.

We believe the future of businesses is taking bold stands on the great challenges of our time, which is why we are co-launching “Amazon Uprising” to pressure the top banks to stop pumping tens-of-billions in funding into the five companies that drive 80% of Amazon destruction.

- Gunnar Lovelace

"

In the face of our environmental emergency, our politicians are failing us.

But the most powerful force we have to change the minds of our leaders and banks,

is to vote with our money and our purchases, together. That’s why we started Good Money

Gunnar Lovelace

Social Resilience

HQ São Paulo, Brazil

LABI

Inv vehicle: Impact Tech I

Founded: 2018

Deliver reliable and fair-priced health exams
to uninsured populations.

 

FIXING IT

160 million Brazilians without health insurance only get tested when they are already sick, suffering complications that could be avoided or mitigated with preventive medicine. In Brazil, it is estimated that there are 7M undiagnosed diabetics. 

160M

Brazilians without health insurance

7M

Undiagnosed diabetics

HOW IT WORKS

Labi Exames is a clinical analysis testing laboratory focused on offering convenience and the best prices in the market. They  want to expand access to quality diagnostics by creating a smart way to run tests. That is why they specialize in lab tests and reduce all the bureaucracy to offer you quality exams at fair prices.

"We aim to help fighting the impact of silent diseases such as diabetes that are not detected because of expensive lab testing."

- Marcelo Noll Barboza

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+1.9M

Exams

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+24.000

Check-ups

30-40%

+26.000

Vaccines

Of price below market

73%

Of clients do not have

health insurance

Our biggest motivation

is to offer affordable and convenient laboratory testing

to 160 million Brazilians

without health insurance

"

Marcelo Noll Barboza

Octavio Fernandes & Marcelo Noll Barboza

Social Resilience

LETRUS

HQ São Paulo, Brazil

Inv vehicle: Impact Tech I

Founded: 2014

Artificial intelligence that humanizes and gives new meaning to writing.

 

FIXING IT

The Brazilian educational system is unable to literate most of its students. 50M of Brazilian adults cannot read a simple book.

50M

Brazilian adults cannot read a simple book

50%

Of students who enroll in higher educational courses do not finish the course

HOW IT WORKS

Letrus is a school program focused on the evolution of the students' writing skills. Through Letrus linguistic intelligence, textual patterns are identified and diagnostic analyses far beyond skills and spelling reveal great learning opportunities.

Immediate feedback and reports, real-time follow-up of the texts being produced, rewriting guided by linguistic intelligence, among other experiences, generating an unprecedented engagement by the students.

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221.286

Students were impacted by Letrus platform

50%

Of students are from public schools

725

Schools

613.235

Essays corrected by Letrus technology

8.273

Teachers using the platform

It is a structural problem with brutal socio-economic impact. It is hard to imagine a just society in which people cannot master their language.

"

Thiago Rached

Luiz Junqueira & Thiago Rached

Social Resilience

NEOMED

HQ São Paulo, Brazil

Inv vehicle: Impact Tech I

Founded: 2016

Reduce the distance between symptoms and treatment.

 

FIXING IT

Lack of qualified medical labor outside the country's large commercial centers. 

15.000 

Cardiologists

1/14.000

Cardiologists per brazilian habitant

7-14 days 

350.000

For medical report delivery

Deaths per year from cardiovascular diseases in Brazil

HOW IT WORKS

Neomed is a Healthtech company with a mission to close the gap between symptoms and treatment. Neomed's proprietary platform, Octopus, connects specialist doctors with clinics and hospitals all over Brazil. Highly trained doctors analyze exams and return a medical report within 24 hours, speeding up the diagnostic process, while reducing at least 60% of the costs for clinics and hospitals as well as guaranteeing access to a quality diagnostic for patients.

It has also expanded into two new business fronts, developing solutions to aid in the monitoring and treatment of chronic (hypertensive) patients, as well as to use AI to identify cardiovascular emergencies and offer urgent treatment for

acute patients. 

+800.000

Exams reported

600.000

Lives impacted, of which

69

Years of life saved

9.000

in critical condition

"

We want to be the best digital platform to reduce mortality caused by cardiovascular diseases in the world

- a market estimated to be worth more than R$56 billion in Brazil alone

Gustavo Kuster

Bruno Farias, Gustavo Kuster, Luigi Pizzichemi & Izabelle Ferreira

Emerging Technologies

HQ San Francisco, CA

OCCAMZRAZOR

Inv vehicle: Legacy

Founded: 2015

Understanding disease in the digital age.

 

FIXING IT

The biopharma industry struggles with neurodegenerative diseases. Parkinson's disease is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder, after Alzheimer's. An estimated 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson's disease.

10M

People worldwide have Parkinson disease

$800B

Is the cost of neurological diseases per year

HOW IT WORKS

Innovative drug discovery using digital science to map out, fully understand, and finally cure brain aging, starting with Parkinson’s disease.

OccamzRazor is a digital biotech company that focuses on the discovery and development of modality agnostic treatments for complex diseases of brain aging. Founded by life scientists, OccamzRazor strives to supercharge human scientific reasoning through machine learning. Their integration of various machine learning techniques, such as natural language processing and graph representation learning allow them to process an unprecedented amount of high-quality data and combine it into a multidimensional knowledge map. 

Our key to success: a vast diversity of data brought together in one unified platform and cutting edge machine learning.

Going through the ups and downs that every startup has, I always remind myself that there's no way in this world I would ever consider giving up. And if you have this mindset, you will find a solution.

"

But actually, I felt deeply responsible for finding a way to get curative treatments for this disease, because I knew I could do something about it.

Katharina Sophia Volz

Katharina Sophia Volz

Planet Prosperity

HQ San Francisco, CA

PACHAMA

Founded: 2018

Restoring nature to solve climate change.

Inv vehicle: Impact Tech I

 

FIXING IT

Climate change was elected one of the greatest risks for humanity and deforestation is one of the biggest contributing factors.

CO2 levels

In the air are the highest in 650.000 years

+1.18 celsius

Since 1880

HOW IT WORKS

Pachama is  a marketplace for tech-verified carbon offsets. It is leveraging data, artificial intelligence, and automation to protect ecosystems, restore forests, and improve carbon markets. 

Pachama is building the marketplace for forest carbon credits to standardize verification, efficiently connecting supply and demand. They combine satellite imagery and deep learning to provide automated and trustworthy monitoring without large upfront costs to landowners. This lowers the barriers to new forest offsets while providing a higher- fidelity product for offsetters. 

+3.4 mm

Rise in sea levels per year

20M

Of acres of forest are being lost per year to fires and ranches

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2.6 milion football fields

Worth of forests already protected

38

Partner projects

+1.9M

Hectares of protected forests

14

Countries served

Climate change and environmental crisis was my biggest concern.

"

I learned the potential that reforestation and  forest conservation has to capture carbon at scale in the planet and it is one of the most important solutions to climate change that nobody was talking about at the time.

Diego Saez Gil

Tomas Aftalion & Diego Saez Gil

Social Resilience

HQ São Paulo, Brazil

PROVI

Founded: 2018

Transformative

credit with

technology.

Inv vehicle: Impact Tech I

 

FIXING IT

Upskilling courses prices are a significant problem for Brazilians. Traditional financing is also not helpful since educational loans are treated the same way as a Eurotrip loan.

52%

Of brazilian companies are concerned about a lack of qualified professionals

20% 

On average, 20% of sales are lost at checkout due to lack of payment options or credit card refusal

13.4mm

People unemployed, but at the same time it has over 500k digital skills job positions open

Top 3

Difficulty with monthly payments and the pursuit of financial independence are on the top 3 causes of education dropout

HOW IT WORKS

Provi is a fintech that grants credit directed toward education, especially for technology and medical courses.

Provi is not only providing loans for short-term empowering professional courses such as coding, but also all the back-office Saas for thousands of schools in Brazil. 

$120M

GMV

420

Partner schools

+140.000

Students enrolled

+8.000

Courses available in the platform

80%

Of the students would not have been able to access the credit if it were not for Provi

In less than 180 days...

22% 

Increase

in salary

+50%

Of those who were previously unemployed were able to find a job

"

At the end of the day,

what we want is to promote access to education, and not just finance courses for the student.

Fernando Franco

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Mario Perino & Fernando Franco

Social Resilience

HQ Boston, MA

SLANG

Founded: 2013

Unlocking human potential with professional English.

Inv vehicle: Impact Tech I

 

FIXING IT

 Today’s knowledge is increasingly encoded in industry-specific English. Just as an example in Latin America,  only 5% of the Brazilian population has some degree of proficiency in English, while only 1% would have professional-fluency.

5%

Of brazilian population has some degree of proficiency in english

1%

Have

professional-fluency

20% - 50%

Speaking english may increase earnings from 20% to more than 50%

HOW IT WORKS

Slang is a digital workforce development platform that’s revolutionizing English language learning. The platform features the largest offering of professional English courses in the world, with more than 100 courses in highly specialized areas — from Manufacturing to Psychology. Slang’s library allows companies and universities to bring their teams beyond basic English by creating hyper-personalized career paths — right down to the job title or major — regardless of area, industry, or role.

To date, 6.6 billion non-English speakers worldwide have limited access to technical know-how and new developments in their fields, given that over 90% of technical and scientific literature is published only in English.

Our mission is to eradicate professional illiteracy and enable access to learning and opportunity.

- Diego Villegas

+24M

Concepts learned

553.319

Finished courses

+51.000

Students

"

I directly dealt with the consequences of the lack of professional English in my 5000-person workforce at my previous startup in Latam. I was one of them, one of the worst ones! ... and that is the reality of our education in Latam, I want to change that.

Diego Villegas

Kamran Khan & Diego Villegas