E-commerce giant launching in Brazil this year

Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, plans to start operation in Brazil this year. Hiroshi Mikitani, company’s CEO, visits the country to meet with the local team and Brazilian retailers preparing for the launch. “We will have a ‘soft launch’ in November and a grand opening next year,” he said in an interview to Jornal O Globo this week. In June, Rakuten announced the purchase of 75% of Brazilian Ikeda, for an undisclosed amount. Ikeda provides electronic commerce services to large retailers such as localsContinue reading “E-commerce giant launching in Brazil this year”

Brazilian PA LATINOAMERICANA and Spanish Demtech inaugurate agreement in Brazil that targets both business immigrants and emigrants

PA LATINOAMERICANA focus is the strategic management of international business in Brazil and Brazilian companies in foreign markets. On the other hand, DEMTECH is a provider of outsourced resources focused on business development for global companies in the countries of southern Europe, in particular Spain, Portugal and Italy. The company already operated in Latin America.Continue reading “Brazilian PA LATINOAMERICANA and Spanish Demtech inaugurate agreement in Brazil that targets both business immigrants and emigrants”

BRIC Internet Firms

This article about Internet firms in Russia and China has some important ideas for emerging markets technology/ internet firms. Link to article Internet investment’s new champions The emerging online giants DST, Naspers and Tencent have made promising internet investments in many emerging markets. Now even Western internet financiers are emulating them Jul 8th 2010 THEYContinue reading “BRIC Internet Firms”

Latin America Net arena offers VC opportunities

Technology is an exciting and promissisng industry in Brazil. Global players like Google and IBM are investing in the country. Brazilian stories like the ones of Cyber Cook and Buscapé inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs. No wonder international venture capitalists have their eyes in this niche. DG News Service – Venture capitalists focused onContinue reading “Latin America Net arena offers VC opportunities”