The largest city in Brazil’s South Region, Curitiba has long been admired for its urban planning; these days, the Cidade Modelo is also known for the increasing number of innovative tech startups that call it home.
In fact, entrepreneurs seeking an ideal startup home may soon be bringing more innovation to the region—according to Reader’s Digest, Curitiba is the best “Brazilian Big City” to live in. The following are the top 13 tech startups from Curitiba you need to know about in 2017.
Alpha Ledger is an asset management platform for trading and managing crypto currencies such as Bitcoin. Returns are generated through neutral strategies and not correlated to the underlying performance of these new and volatile currencies.
Eadbox is a platform that allows companies to easily build their own branded academies and launch online courses, resulting in more effective content marketing, customer success and support processes. The solution integrates with popular CMS offerings like Hubspot and Salesforce.
Reclamao is a online platform for companies to check their corporate reputation and consumers to lodge complaints against businesses. Users may also opt for local attorney referrals in the event that the business in question fails to respond to the complaint.
Targeting small and medium-sized organizations, Encontre um Nerd is an on-demand IT management services provider that provides a variety of services—IT technical support/help desk, cloud backups, training, and more.
Já Entendi is a cloud-based elearning platform that offers digital and video-based training for a myriad of professional topics, from finance and sales to hospitality management and food industry practices.
ateliware builds custom software solutions to specification for clients, from concept to the final product delivery. The company also markets its own apps, including Pipefy, a processes and workflow management app, as well as Minestore and Lucy.
Rodzer is an ecommerce platform that enables users to set up their own online shop quickly and easily. The solution features guided tutorials, configuration wizards, and integrations with payment and freight providers.
PeaceLabs is an online platform that brings together entrepreneurs, volunteers and investors to create social projects for the betterment of society. The solution features an easy way to automate and monitor social investments online.
Criar.io is a cloud-based platform for both designing and printing/ordering business cards. Some of the company’s marquee customers include Burger King and Chevy, among others.
Invento Engenharia is a company focused on developing cutting edge, digital consumer products and hardware/software solutions. Its Magic TAP product is bringing Near Field Communication (NFC) to the city’s brick-and-mortar retail outlets, enabling a streamlined shopping experience without the trouble of barcodes.
Contabilizei is a cloud-based accounting solution designed for small and medium businesses—the offering features all the necessary tools for bookkeeping and tax reporting in a simplified, easy-to-use interface. The startup recently won the Best B2B Initiative Award at the 2016 Latam Founders Award Gala in São Paulo.
Like Contabilizei, Pipefy was also recognized at the 2016 Latam Founders Award Gala, winning in the Most Innovative category. The platform enables teams to organize and run their business processes smoother and more efficiently.
Neurologic has developed a solution that combines AI/machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing for understanding human requests made via email, SMS, and chat. The system is capable of replying in 7 seconds with the requested information, without human intervention.
In short, 2017 is poised to be a breakout year for Curitiba—be sure to keep this rising LATAM tech hub on your radar for the latest and best in Brazilian tech innovation.