Tech Roundup: Startup brings favelas into e-commerce boom

A digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil

Paraisópolis favelas
Paraisópolis, in São Paulo. Photo: Fabio Utumi/Shutterstock

This week’s topics: B2W joins a logistics startup to improve delivery in Brazil’s favelas. A study shows the effects of digital exclusion on accessing Covid-19 emergency benefits. And the debate on cryptocurrency regulation increases with a public hearing on pyramid schemes. 

Startup puts favelas on the Brazilian delivery map

favelas delivery
“We put favelas’ zip codes on the Brazilian e-commerce map,” says CEO Giva Pereira

Brazil’s favelas pose a significant problem for logistics services....

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