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Tivit Teams Up with Liga Ventures to Accelerate Brazilian Startups

Brazilian startup accelerator Liga Ventures has teamed up with IT services firm Tivit to support four new companies with significant expertise in emerging technologies.

The startups, DataHolics, NeoMove, Hondana, and Klooks, will take part in a mentoring program slated to begin in São Paulo on May 22. Most of the trainers will be senior employees at Tivit, according to a press release from the company.

DataHolics has focused on developing solutions in artificial intelligence (AI), while NeoMove is a data analytics provider. Hondana is aiming to build chatbot services for retailers, and Klooks claims to be working on machine learning.

Startups have innovation in their DNA, and they act quickly and effectively, while large companies have access to the market and expertise,” said Rogério Tamassia, Co-founder of Liga Ventures.

This is Tivit’s second major endeavor with Liga after they together incubated five technology startups as part of an Internet of Things (IoT) league program.

“These technological innovations will be essential in the coming years, and one of the program’s major goals is to help create an ecosystem that focuses on understanding and anticipating the revolution that emerging technologies are bringing to various industries,” Tamassia added.

The two companies have also conducted a joint study that found Brazil to be home to several technology startups potent enough to develop solutions in emerging technologies. Of the startups they surveyed, 25% have invested in IoT, 20% in big data analytics, 10% in augmented reality, and 9% in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

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A large majority of Brazil’s start-ups are located in the states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and Santa Catarina, according to the report.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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