SAO PAULO, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 10, 2016, the Latam Founders Network invites professionals, leaders, and influencers in Latin America's technology community to gather for the 3rd Annual Latam Founders Award Gala in Sao Paulo. This elite awards ceremony recognizes the people, technology, and organizations that help positively transform Latin America.
The exclusive all-night event is the only awards ceremony where the industry's leaders choose the nominees and winners. With more than 300 expected guests in attendance, participants have the opportunity to meet and speak with top executives, leaders, and revolutionaries in the Latin American technology community. Conversations started at this event have led to lasting business-to-business and business-to-investor relationships, strategic partnerships, and overall company growth.
The Latam Founders Award is a prestigious honor and previous winners have gone on to accomplish great feats becoming groundbreaking game changers in the technology field, experiencing rapid growth and receiving significant funding rounds. At the 2015 Latam Founders Award Gala, Nubank won "Most Innovative Company" and raised a $30M series B just three months later. In January, the company raised another $52M.
Aceleratech has received the distinguished Best Accelerator award two years in a row. In response to this award, the founder says, "We were able to celebrate with all those entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors who helped us build what Aceleratech is today. In 2015 we had 5 exits! The average time to do an exit on the ecosystem is 5 to 10 years, so for us, to have 5 exits in less than 4 years of operation was a great result."
Other past award winners from the technology, entrepreneurial, and finance industries have included Printi, VivaReal, Ingresse, Kaszek Ventures, Buscape, Endeavor, GuiaBolso, ifood, Aceleratech, Airbnb, Zendesk, intelipost and more.
New this year is the introduction of pre-ceremony talks that will inspire, motivate, and ignite powerful discussions among innovative minds. Confirmed speakers include Lucky Gobindram, Founder & CEO of OAB Labs; Mariano Gomide Faria, Founder & CEO of Vtex; Osvaldo Barbosa de Oliveira, Managing Director of Latin America, LinkedIn; Peter Gervai, Director of Latin America, AppNexus; Eduardo Mufarej, CEO of Somos, CEO Somos Educação; Fernando Fascioli, President of Latin America & Caribbean for McCann World Wide; Ajay Rajani, Founder, The Inevitable Collective; Vivian Hanai, Founder, Womenation; Deborah Vieitas, CEO, AMCHAM Brasil; and Estelle Rinaudo, Managing Director, Girls in Tech.
Those who are looking to create meaningful and lasting relationships with professionals and executives in the technology, financial, and entrepreneurial community don't want to miss what is being called the "Oscars for technology."
Here are the nominees for 3rd Annual LATAM Founders Awards:
Best Investors: Asella Investimentos, e.bricks, Kaszek Ventures, Monashees, Redpoint e.Ventures, Valor Capital
Best B2B Company: Conta Azul, Contabilizei, Gaveteiro, Loggi, Zup
Best B2C Company: Itaro, GuiaBolso, Magnetis, Nubank, Passei Direto, RecargaPay
Best International Company: Airbnb, Amazon, MercadoLibre, SurveyMonkey, Uber, Zendesk
Best Accelerator: Aceleratech, NXTP Labs, Startup Chile, Startup Farm, Startup Rio, Wayra
Most Innovative Company: Nubank, Nutrebem, Pipefy, QuintoAndar, Recargapay, Satellogic
Most Impactful Company: DrConsulta, Emprego Ligado, Geekie, Movile, Nubank, Satellogic
Sponsors include Baptista Luz Advogados, SoftLayer, Carva, Ingresse, Printi, Oasis Collections, Stella Artois, Scheeenis Velocity and Vtex
For more information about the 3rd Annual Latam Founders Awards Gala, please visit https://www.ingresse.com/latamfounders
About Latam Founders Network
Latam Founders Network is a unique, members-only network for CEOs, partners and founders who are focused on the investment and technology space in Latin America. With a membership of more than 700 vetted leaders, LFN offers an unprecedented opportunity for companies and experts to build and strengthen personal and professional relationships. Latam Founders Network also offers the Latin American entrepreneurial community a wealth of resources including networking events, awards ceremonies, the Executive Dinner Series and more.
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