Angel investment is an essential component of any startup ecosystem. And in Brazil, there’s no stronger force in the field than Anjos do Brasil – Angels of Brazil, the country’s largest angel investment network. The organization has now joined forces with Gust, the global platform for startup funding founded by prominent New York angel investor and serial entrepreneur David Rose, in a long-term strategic partnership.
Through the agreement, Gust will be the recommended deal-flow management and investor relations platform for startups in Brazil. The initiative boasts an impressive global reach, claiming to power over 750 investment entities in 65 countries. It facilitates collaboration between 180,000 startups and 40,000 investors.
With this partnership, Gust will strengthen its ties in Latin America. Rose commented:
Gust is proud to enter into this partnership with Anjos do Brasil and to serve as the network’s official platform. Gust is committed to the development of Brazil’s early-stage investment community, and we look forward to working with the community’s leadership to develop a strong infrastructure to support Brazil’s entrepreneurs and early stage investors.
Cassio Spina, founder of Anjos do Brasil, echoed Rose’s enthusiasm:
We’re very happy to partner with Gust to foster even more angel investment in Brazil, and we truly believe that it will be very important support for us.
The first activities of the partnership took place at the First Annual Congress of Angel Investment in Brazil, held on July 2nd. Anjos do Brasil and Gust took advantage of the opportunity to meet with Brazil’s angel investors and the entrepreneurial and investment community at large to encourage funding, explore opportunities and spread the word about Gust.
Funding is among the most important parts of the entrepreneurial motor, and in Latin America, it’s a problematic one, too. Partnerships such as this have the potential to overhaul the system and help local entrepreneurs access the capital they need to build something great.