Confrapar invests in technology companies through its participation funds, whose LPs are funds of funds, family offices, banks and corporations in Brazil, Europe and the US.
Flapper is a marketplace for private general aviation seat sales. The company has already established relevant partnerships with some of the main air taxi companies. In 2018 the company sold more than 3,200 seats. As every two-sided business model, Flapper aims to optimize the market and make the private general aviation an attractive option, while increasing the usage of air taxi companies fleet. Flapper was founded by executives from a fintech company – Qiwi – and by Paul Malicki, former CMO of Easy Taxi. Together, the co-founders saw a great opportunity in the niche for private travel to the upper middle class.
Nutrebem has the most advanced financial solution for school-age children, offering digital wallets linked to a nutritional platform, so they can learn how to make better nutritional and financial decisions. Children receive their first-ever personalized card and start to learn how to manage their own money as they use their account for every transaction at their school’s cafeteria. Parents have access to an online platform where they can view the cafeteria’s menu and a timeline of their kids’ account usage. They choose when and how much money they would like to top up their kids’ account, and may even restrict some items from the menu. Parents also receive periodic nutrition reports in order to keep track of their kids’ evolution in terms of healthy nutritional habits. Nutrebem is operating in more than 200 schools and over 100.000 households.
Ingresse is the leading provider of technology solutions for events in Brazil. Investors from previous rounds include ABInbev, Qualcomm and DGF. Meli (Mercado Livres’s fund) also joined the company on the last round, which was led by Confrapar. With a two-sided business model, Ingresse provides a seamless experience for users, while collecting comprehensive behavioral data that will be turned into insights for event organizers, allowing them to sell more tickets and retain their audience for longer. With the investment, Ingresse is acquiring smaller players and consolidating a highly pulverized market in Brazil. Ingresse also offers a White Label solution for event organizers. This allows event organizers to outsource their tickets’ online sales, processing and delivery, lowering their costs significantly. Ingresse is currently negotiating White Label deals with key organizers in the Brazilian market.
Hands is the largest independent mobile advertising SAAS platform in Brazil. It captures information from over 25 million mobile devices, generating a deep app-behavior database with several applications in advertising, consumer research, competition analysis, urban mobility, credit rating etc.
Hand’s main solutions are based on:
(i) Data Collection: In-house developed MDM (mobile data management) platform;
(ii) User understanding: Crossing data from multiple sources;
(iii) Qualify & Clusterize: Analyzing app-behavior and geo-behavior to create user clusters.
ChefsClub is the largest restaurant discount platform in Brazil, currently with over 3,000 restaurants in 20 plus cities. The company has recently acquired the second largest local competitor, and its GMV reached BRL 150 million in 2018. ChefsClub helps restaurants to fill empty tables while offering clients up to 50% off restaurant bill. To the venues, it is an easy-to-use platform that brings new customers; increases loyalty; helps to identify their customer base and lets them know how happy these are with the service. At the users’ side, it is a pocket guide to lead them to great restaurant experiences with benefits such as lower prices.
Muxi is a fintech specialized in software platforms for the payment acquirers’ network. The company operates in Brazil, Latin America and EUA, with over 3 million devices running its software. Ranging from POS to mobile phones, tablets and PCs, its software can be remotely, quickly and securely updated, providing new functionalities, products and promotional campaigns.
Muxi’s main products are:
(i) POSWEB: Interacts with the device`s OS (POS, Smartphones);
(ii) MuxiPlace: Remotely manages apps and terminals;
(iii) MuxiPay: Gateway and POS application solution.
Intcom offer groundbreaking and smart sollutions to human resources and travels of the oil and gas industry, by increasing efficienty and lowering costs. The company provides shift change management; control of foreign staff and travel costs; payroll system integration and real-time employee performance monitoring, all inside of a easy platform. Besides, Intcom has the first HR app focused on oil and gas industry integrated to SAP.
Unicoba is a group founded in 1973 that develops energy efficiency solutions in LED lighting, portable batteries and energy storage. Nowadays, the company is present in over 85% of the biggest companies in Brazil, being consolidated as the market leader. The group employs over 1.000 direct employees and has more than 50.000 clients in their portfolio. Their mission is to provide intelligent solutions using technology and talent in order to represent, innovate and overcome the status quo.
Headquartered in the UK, Oxis Energy is the world leader in the development of Lithium-Sulfur batteries. It has over 160 patents granted and 100 more already applied for. Oxis’ revolutionary technology is capable of generating battery cells with double the energy density of the best Lithium-Ion on the market today. Oxis’ batteries are also a lot safer and environmentally friendlier.
Oxis is building the first Lithium-Sulfur scale factory in the world, to be operational by the end of 2020. Oxis´cells will upheaval the electric mobility sector.
Altave is a developer and manufacturer of solutions for communication or surveillance through fixed aerostats. They use the lighter than air technology to position cameras or sensors above 500ft. The aerostats work like communication or surveillance towers, except they don’t need any infrastructure. They can be raised whenever needed, with significantly broader range, since they stay in higher altitudes than towers. In fact, a single balloon can provide 360º vision in a 16 square mile area.
Altave has provided essential help to the firefighters in the unfortunate recent events in Brumadinho/MG, in Brazil. The aerostat was used to:
Oktagon operates in the electronic games market since 2008. The company started its operation as a game developer studio for mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), developing several proprietary IPs aimed to casual and mid-core gamers. Throughout the years, Oktagon began to exploit the B2B segment, meeting an international demand for third-party developers and for LiveOps/Game Analytics. The latter gradually became the Oktagon’s flagship service.
Prova Fácil offers assessment management solutions to K12 and Higher Education institutions. The company provides modular solutions in critical areas for educational management and logistics, dramatically reducing the costs of the entire exam life-cycle. The company’s AMS, Prova Fácil, is currently the most complete and flexible platform in Latin America. Prova Fácil has the two largest education groups in the world (Kroton and Estácio) as clients.
The 3D printing industry is set to transform the way products are designed, manufactured and distributed in a variety of industries. By cutting labor costs and improving efficiency, 3D printing can use a wide variety of materials and techniques to create the final product. The market is growing at more than 20% YoY.
Cliever is the Brazilian leader in that industry with more than 1.500 printers already sold. It’s most recently sale delivered 400 printers to public schools in Brazil at once, and has the possibility of providing more in the future.
The company enables businesses to quickly deploy B2B and B2C loyalty programs to improve customer engagement and channel performance across key metrics. The product is offered in the SaaS model through the Salesforce platform, with 100% of its revenue coming from USA, EU & Australia. Additionally, Fielo has long term contracts with customers from Forbes 2000, e.g. Coca Cola, Syngenta, Schneider Electric, ABInbev, BNP Paribas.
The company has two lines of product:
(i) ISV: product that allows tailor made programs to be deployed by large enterprises;
(ii) OEM: product off the shelf, vertical-industry-specific programs deployed by lower enterprise and mid-market companies, with little to no customization.
Thiago has a strong background in technology, having worked at Ericsson and Brasil Telecom. He later founded tech company Web Advisor Software and was a partner at BI Asset Management. Thiago has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MBA from George Washington University and an MBA in Finance from FGV. He is Board Member at HelpSaúde and Muxi.
Kadu’s career spans technology firms such as Microsoft, HP and Ericsson in Latin America, Asia and the United States. Co-founder at Confrapar, Kadu is a pioneer of the Brazilian PE Industry, and led the sale of QuickLessons to German group Bertelsmann. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from UFMG and an MBA from FGV. Kadu is Board Member at BlueOpex, Hands and ChefsClub.
Rodrigo has vast experience in business development, finance and technology. He has worked at Multicanal, Net Serviços and W-Aura. Rodrigo also led the sale of Takenet to Japanese group Faith. Co-founder at Confrapar, Rodrigo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from UFMG, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from NYU. He is Board Member at Nutrebem, Oxys Energy, and Starline.
Chief Compliance Officer
Alex has experience with Corporate Governance, Fund administration and management Compliance, Corporate Financials and Law. Has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the PUC-MG University, a Master’s Degree in Business Law, from FGV University, a MBA University in International Executive Business Law from Ohio and and specialization in Finance from Dom Cabral Foundation.
Aline has experience in the Financial department, managing the cash flow, accounts payable and receivable, billing and administration of the resources of the company in general. Assistance in the Confrapar’s Administrative and HR departments with routine tasks in both offices, as well as in the selection and recruitment of new employees for the Company
Costa has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Telecommunications from the Dom Cabral Foundation and in Universidade Federal de minas Gerais (UFMG). Was Take’s CEO and has acting in latin-american market for 18 year. Is also co-founder of the Board Member of Confrapar.