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[Brazil] The Startup Samba: Internet Ventures Boom in “Brasilicon Valley”

[Brazil] The Startup Samba: Internet Ventures Boom in “Brasilicon Valley”

[Brazil] The Startup Samba: Internet Ventures Boom in “Brasilicon Valley” Posted by Contributor on 2/29/12 • Categorized as Feature Story At 24, Marco Vanossi (pictured right) is a confident young man who knows how to sell himself. More importantly, he knows how to sell his ideas, specifically, a picture recognition application called Clickpic which, while it has yet to be launched, has earned him a guest spot on one of Brazil’s biggest television chat shows, o Progama do Jô, or Jô’s Show. He drew gasps from his wise-cracking host Jô Soares and the studio audience when he snapped a picture of a newspaper photo of a soccer player scoring a goal and instantly called up a YouYube video of the same goal on his tablet. But Clickpic, is set to attract more than an initial R$500,000 (US $284,000) angel investment. Fiercely intelligent, self-starting, and as at home in America as ...

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