HONEY ISLAND CAPITAL

IN THE VIBRANT CITY OF CURITIBA, HONEY ISLAND CAPITAL EMERGES AS A PIVOTAL FORCE

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HONEY ISLAND CAPITAL -IN THE VIBRANT CITY OF CURITIBA, HONEY ISLAND CAPITAL EMERGES AS A PIVOTAL FORCE IN SHAPING THE REGION’S STARTUP ECOSYSTEM.

Established in 2015 by the co-founders of EBANX, a cross-border payments startup that achieved unicorn status with presence in more than 20 countries in less than a decade.

This founder-backed Venture Capital firm has been a catalyst for innovation, seamlessly integrating a tech-savvy approach with financial expertise from its partners and investors. Led by Leonardo Jianoti, an experienced angel investor and entrepreneur, and Mariana Foresti,
previously in charge of Endeavor in the region, the firm’s focus is to invest in the earliest stages of the startup lifecycle and support them until they find product-market-fit and start to scale.

With a diverse portfolio featuring over 20 invested startups, including industry leaders such as Tecnofit, Transfeera, and Omnichat, Honey Island Capital has played a vital role in fostering the growth and development of these pioneering enterprises. The firm’s strategic investments have not only propelled individual success stories but have also contributed to the overall dynamism of Curitiba’s entrepreneurial landscape.

Beyond financial backing, Honey Island has cultivated a robust community of founders, mentors, and investors. This collaborative network forms the backbone of the startup ecosystem, facilitating knowledge exchange and creating a supportive environment for innovation to thrive. The firm’s commitment to community building extends beyond investments, emphasizing the importance of mentorship and developing local talent.

With the purpose of illuminating the world through the disruption of financial services, the firm aims to conclude 2024 with 30 companies in the portfolio and raise its fourth investment vehicle by the end of 2025. This strategic move aligns with Honey Island Capital’s ongoing commitment to supporting founders in the transformation of how money is used and moved, reflecting the firm’s dedication to driving positive change in the industry.

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