Fostering Innovation: the challenge of funding

Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
Time: 09:30-12:00
Venue: SEB Venture Capital, Stockholm
Free of charge

As part of the Brazil-Sweden Innovation Week in Stockholm (23rd – 27th October 2017) we are pleased to present you an event about financing of innovation in Brazil, co- organized by the Embassy of Brazil in Stockholm and Business Sweden.

Our speakers will provide you with updated information on the current investment climate, bilateral platforms and collaborations to drive innovation, governmental tools in Brazil to finance innovation, show opportunities of investment for venture capital in Brazil and also present a concrete experience of a Swedish company in the Brazilian venture capital market.

The participants are also welcome to a Reception hosted by the Embassy of Brazil in Stockholm at the Swedish History Museum, 17h30-19h30.



09h30 – 09h35 Welcome: SEB Venture Capital
Kristina Söderberg, Investment Manager at SEB Venture Capital

09h35 – 09h40 | Opening: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil
Ambassador Santiago Mourão, Undersecretary-General for International Cooperation, Trade Promotion and Cultural Affairs

09h45 – 10h00 | Business Sweden Brazil
Andreas Rentner, Trade Commissioner of Business Sweden in Brazil
Collaborative platforms and activities, investment climate, ongoing bilateral projects that drive collaboration on innovation and competitiveness.

10h05 – 10h20 | Ministry of Planning of Brazil
Jorge Arbache, Secretary for International Affairs of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Development of Brazil
Digital economy scenarios and the challenges of financing innovation in Brazil.

10h25 – 10h40 | BNDES – Brazilian Development Bank
Carlos Da Costa, Director of Planning and Research, Credit, Information Technology and Communication at BNDES
Development banks role in fostering innovation and the case of BNDES.

10h45 – 11h00 | FINEP – Funding Authority for Studies and Projects of Brazil
Wanderley de Souza, Director of Scientific and Tecnological Development of FINEP

11h05 – 11h20 | ABVCAP – Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Humberto Matsuda, Counselor at ABVCAP
Sectors with great potential for venture capital investments in startups and innovation.

11h25 – 11h40 | Webrock Ventures, Joakim Pops
Joakim Pops, General & Managing Partner at Webrock Ventures
Experience of a Swedish company in the Brazilian venture capital market.

11h40 – 12h00 | Q&A

Register for the event

Contact information

 If you have any questions, please send an email to

  • Embassy of Brazil in Sweden
  • Business Sweden
  • SEB Venture Capital