There is a meaningful funding gap at the very early stages in Brazil. No investor is fully focused on it and entrepreneurs unduly suffer because of it. Filling this gap is the opportunity Canary is focused on. We believe the first round is the best time to start a long-term relationship with a founder, especially in a young startup ecosystem like Brazil.
We believe our ecosystem is at a tipping point. The quality of founding teams is already world-class and improving at an accelerating pace, the entrepreneurial mindset is permeating universities and younger generations and our nation’s top talent is founding companies rather than looking for traditional jobs.
All over the world technology is changing the way people do business and live their lives. Brazil is no different. Every major industry and company will be transformed over the next decade, and this transformation will be ushered in by fearless leaders and bold entrepreneurs.
We are at a crossroad and the outcome of this confluence of factors is clear to us: In the next few years we will witness the birth and coming of age of our generation’s great companies.
We are an operator fund: Our partners are technology and investment entrepreneurs that have first-hand experience – and battle scars – from building and scaling products, teams, and organizations.
Our approach is simple and supportive of founders.
We know how challenging and rewarding the entrepreneurial journey is, and we’d love to ride it with you if you give us a seat in your rocket ship.
We focus disproportionately on the founders and the quality of the early team: