Author name: Erica Ribeiro

Weekly Updates – Tax Reform in Brazil: Quota-eaters and Closed Funds

Bruno Drummond comments on the impact of annual quota-eaters Check out the complete audio of the interview on our Podcast: On the second episode of the “Updates of the Week” series, Bruno Drummond, partner and founder of Drummond Advisors, comments on the inclusion of annual quota-eaters and the taxation of private funds present in Brazil’s …

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Brazilian startups receive record investments of R$ 5.2 billion in the first quarter

The latest report from Inside Venture Capital, from the innovation hub Distrito, pointed to a record investment in Brazilian Startups in the first quarter of 2021.  The data pointed to US$ 5.2 billion dollars (more than 27 billion Reais) were received by companies, compared to US$ 3.5 billion (close to R$ 18 billion) in the …

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Who’s Haunting Your Network?

Shares in Facebook plummeted this week, wiping $37bn off the company’s value, following reports on Cambridge Analytica, a firm a whistleblowerreferred to as a “dirty MI6” that used Facebook user data to target and manipulate people with (often false) information. The Oscar-winning Social Network remains an impressive film, and who better to continue the Facebook narrative than director …

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You Can’t Afford a Cyberattack

Atlanta’s mayor on Thursday urged anyone with personal information in city information systems to check their financial records as an investigation continues into a ransomware attack on the city. Ransomware is a malicious software that prevents or limits users from accessing their system by locking them out until a ransom is paid. NBC affiliate WXIA reported that …

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Safety: There’s an App for That

Kevin O’Donnell, a principal safety professional for the power generation division at NextEra Energy, said his team at Florida Power & Light was already using custom apps and hand held devices to record daily readings for verification of pressures, temperatures, flow, tank levels and other operational parameters during the daily inspections. “They adapted quickly to …

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