Meet the 100 Startups to Watch 2022
Find out which are the most promising companies in the Brazilian innovation ecosystem
Small Businesses & Big Businesses reveals, this Tuesday (6/9), the 100 Startups to Watch 2022. The list annually elects the most promising businesses in the Brazilian innovation ecosystem. In its fifth edition, the selection recognizes the companies that must shine in the market — facing a scenario both challenging and full of opportunities — in this and in the coming years.
The sector is on an upward curve, despite the bumps. After a period marked by records in investmentswith a total of US$ 9 billion raised in 2021, the first half of 2022 saw a reduction in contributions and layoffs in startups of all sizes. Still, the supply of capital should remain consistent and there are favorable biases. “In the last three years, we had gigantic rounds for a few companies. Without mega-rounds, valuations are returning to historical averages. This is good, it gives more sustainability to the chain. After the excess capital, we are returning to balance”, says Maria Rita Spina Bueno, board member of Anjos do Brasil. For Felipe Matos, president of ABStartups (Brazilian Association of Startups), the expectation for this year is for growth in both the number of startups and early stage investment.
The list of 100 Startups to Watch – project developed by Small Businesses & Big Businesses, BUSINESS season, EloGroup and innovation – portrays this moment full of possibilities. The 1,872 applicants were evaluated in terms of innovation, market potential, business, team and solution maturity. For the first time, the questionnaire asked questions about the profile of the founders, including race/color, gender, disability and socioeconomic background, as well as questions about the positive social and environmental impacts that the startup causes, and considered these aspects in the evaluation.
Based on this analysis, 200 finalists were selected, who were screened by a committee formed by representatives of the main organizations, investment funds and public initiatives to promote the startup ecosystem, in addition to journalists from Editora Globo. The data also made it possible to trace the profile and evolution of the registered startups in recent years. The full content is in the September edition of PEGN, available on the Globo Mais app and on newsstands.
Check out the 100 Startups To Watch 2022:
Deploy IT Solutions
change my world
Franq Open Banking
Health and wellness
Source: PEGN Magazine