Sunday, July 20th to Friday, July 25th

New York, NY


1-Week NY Market Accelerator Program for Brazilian Tech Companies

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The Brazilian

On July 23rd we witnessed the awesomeness of the Brazilian tech community as represented by some of their most kick-ass startups!

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From July 20th to July 25th, in partnership with Acceleratech in Sao Paolo, we have hosted VentureOutBrazil II, our second one-week NY Market Accelerator program for Brazilian tech startups!

On Wednesday, July 23rd, we hosted The Brazilian (another Brazilian tech showcase), featuring our impressive delegation of tech companies and our esteemed investor panel including David Teten from ff Venture Capital, Joshua Schwartz from East Wind Advisors and Tim Devane from Red Sea Ventures.


Who We Are

VentureOutNY is dedicated to helping international startups launch and succeed in New York City. Based on the philosophy that talent is evenly distributed but opportunity is not, VentureOutNY helps bridge that gap for international entrepreneurs, and we bring 150 to 200 of the world’s best tech companies through our programs each year.

Our one-week NY market accelerator is an opportunity for promising early-stage technology companies abroad to become immersed in New York’s tech community, meeting its top investors, most successful companies, and best service providers. We empower our international entrepreneurs with the education, resources and connections needed to successfully expand their business to the U.S.



Douglas Souza

Founder, BrazilUpstart

Born in Brazil and educated in Rio, Miami and New York, Douglas has more than 20 years of working experience in financial services and technology industries. Over this time, he acquired great international experience managing and risk assessing technology operations, strategy, corporate governance, business process outsourcing, securities processing, trading technology and merger and acquisitions. Currently he works as an audit/risk executive managing worldwide risk assessments in business process operations and technology for critical financial services operations in US and other countries. His passion to build a startup ecosystem involving Brazil and other countries aims to create economic value and generate social development via new jobs, innovative solutions to enhance productivity and support the rise of a new generation of entrepreneurs. Recently he created a non-profit organization (BrazilUpstart) with the objective to call for reforms that facilitates the creation of new business in Brazil, promotes awareness of local opportunities and attracts international investors to Brazil and entrepreneurs to US. Douglas has a multicultural and international experience in all emerging economies and major financial centers. He is a system engineer with Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with emphasis in International Management and, a second with emphasis in Finance.


Aceleratech is a Well-Structured Acceleration Program for Brazil’s Top Tech Talent.
Being the first accelerator in partnership with a top level Business and Marketing School, ESPM in Sao Paulo, Aceleratech invests in the right talent as much as the right idea.
We help you succeed and get funded.

Investor Panel

David Teten

Partner, ff Venture Capital

David is a Partner with ffVC. He serves on the board of Whisk and formerly served on the board of Ionic Security. He has advised in the past Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners ($1.4b fund), and Birch Hill Equity Partners (C$2B fund). He is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the second largest angel network in New York. Early in his career, David lived and worked in Rio de Janeiro as a strategy consultant for Mars and Co.

Joshua Schwartz

Founder & Managing Partner at East Wind Advisors

In 2002, after 14 years of combined investment banking and corporate law experience at leading Wall Street firms, Josh formed East Wind Advisors, LLC with a view towards bringing “bulge bracket” – quality services to emerging growth, lower middle-market and late stage venture companies. Prior to forming East Wind, Josh worked for over seven years as an investment banker at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. From 1998 to 2001, Josh was a Managing Director in Bear Stearns' Media & Entertainment Investment Banking Group, where he initiated and led the firm's education & training practice and advised companies operating in various sectors of the media industry, including broadcasting, programming, and cable. From 1994 to 1998, Josh worked in Bear Stearns' Emerging Markets Investment Banking Group, where he led teams responsible for raising over $1 billion of capital for Latin American companies, many of which operated from Brazil. From 1987 to 1994 Josh was a Corporate Associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Josh’s firm, and its principals, periodically make equity investments in areas of interest.

Tim Devane

Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Red Sea Ventures

Tim Devane is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Red Sea Ventures. Tim began his career at Betaworks, which both created and invested in real-time web products and services and eventually moved full-time to the link-shortening service Bitly in various operations, business development, and management roles. In addition to his role at Red Sea Ventures, Tim is currently assisting with Strategy and Operations for Epic Magazine, a narrative non-fiction digital publication and production studio. Tim graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in English - Creative Writing and blogs regularly at Being Tim Devane.



Flavio Masson, Founder & CEO

Rangri, pronounced “hungry” in Portuguese, is like seamless gone Brazilian, like seamless gone social, and like seamless gone good. It is therefore a startup that gives Brazilian a chance to order their food on an online platform but half of Rangri's net profit on each food order is donated to the user’s choice of pre-approved organizations fighting hunger in Brazil. It partnered with UNICEF and AAO, brazil's top organic food association.
Rangri people think of the contributions we make to ORGs as a marketing expense that reinforces brand values, creates a movement, and keep users coming back for more.
So yes, for profit and for good.

Doctor Fun Entertainment

Yuri Zaidan, Co-Founder & CEO

Doctorfun connects parents with their kids through gaming. We are on a mission to design games that parents engage emotionally, connect with their kids, and bring families closer together. Doctorfun is the next-generation of games to save & share the precious moments of your little ones.
You and your kids. Connected.

Talent Sentiment

Othamar Gama Filho, CEO

Talent Sentiment is a real-time employee engagement and organizational climate monitoring platform! A beautiful, intuitive mobile and web app that allows Employees raise issues and opinions, Managers to post targeted quick surveys to their teams, and corporate leadership and HR to monitor the advancement or deterioration of key performance organizational dimensions.


Luis Novo

Skore empowers people to do their best by helping them learn new abilities and skills. We use curated content boards crafted by subject matter experts to cut through the noise of the internet and show people exactly what they need for a fraction of the time they would spend in a course or doing research. Collaborators earn company benefits and reputation as a reward for their continued investment in learning and teaching others.

In Loco Media

André Ferraz, CEO

I​n Loco Media is the world's first mobile Ad-network based on indoor location technologies. Advertisers can target consumers with an accuracy down to 1 meter. The company has one of the largest mobile inventories in Brazil with billions of monthly ad impressions served to millions of users.

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