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Tech Roundup: gender gap in Brazil’s startup ecosystem

How gender inequality persists in the startup world; a new fintech behemoth coming; and the criminalization of stalking

Tech Roundup: gender gap in Brazil’s startup ecosystem
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You’re reading The Brazilian Report’s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: how gender inequality persists in the startup world; a new fintech behemoth coming; and the criminalization of stalking.

The concerning gender gap in Brazil’s startup ecosystem

In the wake of International Women’s Day, think-tank Distrito published a report on the steep gender gap in Brazil’s startup ecosystem. Only 9.8 percent of innovation-based companies were at least partly founded by women, and just 4.7 percent had women as their sole founders. 

Gender diversity is good business. The study also...

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