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BRDE já emprestou mais de R$ 1 bilhão


fonte: parana-online

Rosângela Oliveira [31/03/2007]

Foto: Fábio Alexandre

Carlos Marés: banco está chegando à maioridade.

O Banco Regional de Desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul (BRDE) ultrapassou, em 2006, R$ 1 bilhão em operações financeiras contratadas nos Estados do Paraná, Santa Catarina e Rio Grande do Sul. Isso representa um crescimento de 4% sobre o ano anterior. As operações investidas somaram R$ 1,6 bilhão, que reverteram numa arrecadação de R$ 111 milhões de ICMS nos três estados. No Paraná, o BRDE financiou R$ 337 milhões em um total de 3.229 operações de crédito.

Os números foram divulgados ontem na agência Curitiba pelo diretor-presidente do BRDE, Carlos Marés, que avaliou que com esses números o banco atingiu sua maioridade. “Viemos de um processo de quase falência há cinco anos para atingir essa marca histórica de R$ 1 bilhão de financiamentos”, comentou. Marés não quis fazer previsões para 2007, mas admitiu estar otimista com a repetição dos resultados, apostando que se o Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento (PAC) do governo federal realmente atingir seus objetivos, poderá ter reflexo nos financiamentos. “Se houver melhora no parque industrial isso poderá refletir”, falou.

O diretor financeiro do Paraná, Paulo Furiati, destacou que grande parte dos resultados de 2006 foram conquistados através de parcerias com as cooperativas de crédito. “Nós temos apenas uma agência em Curitiba, mas chegamos a diversos municípios usando a estrutura das cooperativas de crédito”, comentou. Neste ano o banco irá trabalhar junto ao governo federal para conseguir a mudança na liberação de recursos do Fundo de Amparo ao Trabalhador (FAT), que hoje chega aos bancos regionais através do BNDES. “A garantia de operação é nossa, então não vemos por que acessar esses recursos apenas através do banco federal”, comentou.

Números

O montante registrado no ano passado representa um crescimento nominal de 133,7% em relação ao total financiado em 2002, de R$ 428 milhões. Com esse desempenho, o BRDE subiu no ranking nacional das instituições credenciadas a operar linhas de crédito do BNDES, passando da 14.ª para a 8.ª posição.

Na modalidade conhecida como BNDES/Automático, voltada preferencialmente para pequenas e médias empresas, o banco regional atingiu a liderança, com R$ 230 milhões desembolsados. Além disso, o BRDE, entre as instituições financeiras sem carteira comercial, está em terceiro lugar, atrás do BNDES e Banco Volkswagen.

O setor que mais buscou crédito foi a agropecuária (R$ 316 milhões), seguida da indústria (R$ 283 milhões), infra-estrutura (207 milhões) e comércio e serviços (R$ 194 milhões). Santa Catarina absorveu 41,7% das liberações, o Rio Grande do Sul 30,2% e o Paraná 28,1%.

abril 2, 2007 Posted by | Dinheiro, Financiamento, Notícias | Deixe um comentário

Startup School


We’re hearing about the dawning of another dot-com explosion on a daily basis. The new bubble, as it’s being called, is full of Web 2.0 startups that are routinely receiving millions in investment cash, and 2007’s slated to be an extra good year for the tech sector as a whole, some even say too good. But whether that’s the case or not is for the investors and investees to sort out. Why?

Because though history does tend to repeat itself – with some caveats – you need to dig deep to find the root of the issue at hand. The new Internet revolution isn’t overly excited. But deep analysis of its traits and trends can lead one to see the real “signs” (like the pre-SEC days when stocks were being street corners alongside hot dogs) and look past the talk of impending doom. I think it’s safe to say that the investment funds and the markets to which they belong are well aware of the implications of oversaturation in the tech world.

One of the measures that is addressing the stability of the new bubble is being hosted by a joint effort between YCombinator, a firm specializing in getting startups “off the ground”, and Stanford University. The “measure” is called Startup School. It is a free event, though seating is limited, and only through an application process (a short one) can you gain entry. Most important is what Startup School is about.

They say Startup School speaks to attendees about all the things one needs to know to start a company. Pretty simple. Straightforward. Maybe even a little boring-sounding. But really, it’s quite an interesting concept to have brought to fruition.

The copy posted on the event’s webpage is almost textbook. “What makes a good startup idea. What to look for in a co-founder. How to get angel and VC funding. How to incorporate a company. How to apply for patents. What can go wrong in a startup? How the acquisition process works.” And I’m sure the speakers will talk about those particular topics. But one can hardly imagine that this is a series of lectures meant only for computer science majors (and minors). There’s bound to be a lot of back-and-forth going on, and lots of talk about how the web’s finest got to where they are, what bad steps some industry stars have taken, how those bad moves were rectified, when to realize you’ve got a great idea, and when to realize that idea you thought was great wasn’t too good to begin with.

It must seem like I’m going through a table of contents, rattling off on something I don’t know much about. But I’m sure many of you can agree that in March, in Kresge Auditorium at Stanford University, there’ll be a good amount of PowerPoint slides being shown as well as some interesting discourse on the state of the Net, where it’s headed, what to look out for, and a lot more interesting goodies.

Startup School ’07:

Application

Expected Speakers:

Chris Anderson – Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine

Paul Buchbeit – Creator of GMail

Paul Graham – Partner, Y Combinator; Founder, Viaweb

Mitchell Kapor – President, Open Source Applications Foundation; Founder, Lotus

Max LevchinFounder, Slide; Founder, Paypal

Mark MacenkaPartner, Goodwin Procter

Michael MandelChief Economist, BusinessWeek

Greg McAdooPartner, Sequoia Capital

Ali PartoviFounder, iLike; CEO, GarageBand.com; Founder, LinkExchange

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fevereiro 1, 2007 Posted by | Dicas, Dinheiro, Financiamento | Deixe um comentário

Venture capital sets record


from: The Tech Chronicles

It’s not exactly edge-of-your-seat time, since we forecast the record-setting news several times already, but venture capital in 2006 recorded the highest year since 2001 with 200 funds raising $28.5 billion, even though private equity fundraising slowed considerably in the fourth quarter, Thomson Financial and the National Venture Capital Association reported today.

During the fourth quarter, 37 venture capital funds raised a total of $2.8 billion, and 39 buyout and mezzanine funds raised $17.8 billion.

Mark Heesen, president of the National Venture Capital Association, said the fundraising dip was welcome because most firms are now focused on investing the funds they have raised in the last three years.

Interesting factoid: The $2.8 billion raised in the fourth quarter by venture capital firms was the lowest amount raised by the fewest number of funds in the past three years.

Venture capital funds raising the most money in the fourth quarter were Benchmark Europe III L.P. with $550 million, Granite Global Ventures III with $400 million and Sofinnova Venture Partners with $375 million. For all of 2006, the largest funds raised were Oak Investment Partners XII LP at nearly $2.6 billion, followed by New Enterprise Associates 12 LP at $2.5 billion and VantagePoint Venture Partners 2006 LP and Polaris Venture Partners V LP, both at $1 billion.

Buyout and mezzanine funds also slowed their pace, with 39 funds raising $17.8 billion in the fourth quarter. Still, the funds hit a fundraising high of $102.9 billion with 138 funds.

The largest buyout fund closing for year 2006 was TPG Partners V LP, which closed $14 billion, followed by Bain Capital Fund IX at $8 billion. The largest buyout fund raised for the quarter was GTCR Fund IX LP which closed nearly $2.8 billion. Some notable buyout funds closings were Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI with $2.7 billion and Green Equity Investors V closing with nearly $2 billion.

Posted By: Jessica Guynn (Email) | January 16 2007 at 10:34 AM

janeiro 22, 2007 Posted by | Dicas, Dinheiro, Financiamento, Investimento, Notícias | Deixe um comentário

Natura lança programa para apoiar inovação tecnológica


A empresa Natura está lançando o Programa Natura Campus de Inovação Tecnológica 2007, com a proposta de investir em projetos de pesquisa desenvolvidos em instituições de ciência e tecnologia (ICTs), na aquisição de novas tecnologias e em projetos de pesquisa de mestrado e doutorado. A submissão de propostas é de fluxo contínuo.

Uma das vertentes do programa é o sistema de cooperação científica, que prevê parcerias entre a empresa e ICTs, com financiamento da Natura ou co-financiamento juntamente com os órgãos de apoio e fomento à pesquisa. A cooperação científica prevê aquisição de tecnologias já desenvolvidas pelas instituições, seja por meio de transferência de tecnologia mediante pagamento de taxas ou por meio do licenciamento de tecnologias já patenteadas.

A parceria será firmada a partir das seguintes áreas de interesse: modelos de impacto ambiental, medições de eficácia e performance de segurança e bem-estar, produção de insumos vegetais e manejo da biodiversidade, tecnologia de embalagem, óleos vegetais e derivados, óleos essenciais, fitoextratos, tecnologia de pele, tecnologia de cabelos, modificadores sensoriais e delivery system.

A Natura também vai trabalhar com pesquisadores que tenham interesse em desenvolver parte de suas pesquisas de mestrado e doutorado, oferecendo bolsas de estudos. Os projetos devem contemplar as seguintes áreas: impacto ambiental, genômica, novos materiais para embalagens, óleos essenciais, biotecnologia e metodologias de medicação de bem-estar. Para o segundo semestre deste ano, a empresa vai oferecer também bolsas de pós-doutorado.

Os pesquisadores que trabalharem em parceria com a empresa ainda vão concorrer ao Prêmio Natura de Inovação Tecnológica, que irá premiar o melhor projeto de pesquisa conduzido em parceria com ICTs e finalizado até julho de 2007.

Mais informações: www.natura.com.br

Fonte: Gestão C&T

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janeiro 18, 2007 Posted by | Dicas, Editais, Financiamento, Investimento, Notícias, Projetos | 1 Comentário

Small Business Funding Through Go Big Network


From: smbtrendwire / Anita Campbell Blog

Go Big Small Business FundingIf you are looking for funding for your startup business, or if you are an investor looking to find promising young businesses to invest in, then check out Go BIG Network’s Small Business Funding.

Wil Schroter, a successful Internet serial entrepreneur, and his team have created a site that brings together entrepreneurs who need funding, and investors with money to invest.

According to the site, here is how it works:

Members of Go BIG can either search profiles of other members and contact them or they can post a Request (like a classified ad) and let other members see what they are looking for. It’s pretty much that easy.

I have been experimenting off and on with Go BIG for a few months now. Once you set up an account, one of the things you can do is post a Request for funding. So let’s say you want to get an investment of $50,000 to expand your marketing and hire a sales representative. You would compose a Request, using the online form.

If you don’t want to post a specific Request — perhaps because for some reason you don’t want the world to know you are looking for funding — then you can search for a suitable investor. That way, you will be in charge. You can search for investors by specific criteria to make the task as efficient as possible. For instance, you can search by investment type, including angel investors, venture capital, private equity or investment banks. You also can limit your search to certain industries, or by dollar amount, or even by geographical area (since some investors only invest in businesses or ventures located in specific locations).

One of the features that caught my eye is the ability to research more information about an investor than the investor has included in its profile. Let’s say you search for an investor and zero in on a likely candidate. You can research the investor’s company background. Go BIG will actually go out and check a variety of public records and Internet sites, and retrieve information such as: corporation registrations; Better Business Bureau filings; U.S. and Canadian patent and trademark filings; general Google search results on the company; and more. This is a powerful service.

The site offers a lot more than simply bringing together startup entrepreneurs and investors. It also brings together those who are:

  • Service providers, with a product or service of interest to startup entrepreneurs — if you are willing to link back to Go BIG you can even get a free listing;
  • Job seekers looking for work in startups or small businesses — there’s even a “work for equity” category
  • Advisors seeking positions on Advisory Boards in young companies

My advice: go over to Go BIG Network’s Small Business Funding, and register for a free account. Explore it a bit. The site also offers paid membership levels, which will give you access to more features.

NOTE: This review is a paid review under the Review Me program. However, I was previously aware of the Go Big Network and had visited it a number of times, so it was easy for me to write this review.

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janeiro 4, 2007 Posted by | Dinheiro, Financiamento, Investimento, Planejamento, Projetos | Deixe um comentário