Our history is mingled with the history of technological innovation in Brazil. It is possible to realize that we have always been guided by the Entrepreneurial Spirit, Perseverance, Pursuit of Purpose, and by generating Impact in the World. As the Investment Funds have 10-year cycles, our history is also counted in cycles.

In 2002, “Grupo Instituto Inovação” was founded to bridge the gap between science and the market through entrepreneurship. Five technology-based companies were created from breakthrough innovations, at a time when the words “startup,” “innovation” and “acceleration” were not yet part of the nation’s vocabulary. From this “pioneering entrepreneurial” experience, a major part of INSEED’s knowledge, attitude and culture was born, which gave rise to the current investment philosophy .

The scale-up of the 1st cycle occurred through the Criatec Fund. In this fund, 36 technology-based companies were invested based on the concepts developed in our entrepreneurial experience. The Fund, created by BNDES, has INSEED Investimentos (a spin-off of Grupo Instituto Inovação) as co-manager and R$ 100 million invested in innovation. In this cycle, the tools and processes of prospecting, acceleration and divestment (responsibilities of INSEED in the Fund) were developed.

More R$ 385 million are raised with BNDES, pension funds, corporations, development agencies and private investors to invest in “early stage” innovation in Brazil. With its consolidated investment philosophy  and concrete results, INSEED forms a strong team scattered across the nation and helps to proactively develop innovation ecosystems. It uses – with productivity – the accumulated experience of 15 years and more than 50 investments to increase performance and create more wealth.

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