StartSe, a Brazilian business education platform for leaders, executives, and companies focused on the New Economy knowledge, raised BRL 75 million in a Series A round led by Pátria Investimentos, which now holds a minority stake in the startup.
Junior Borneli, founder and CEO of StartSe, explains that the newly raised capital will be allocated to an acquisition strategy and to strengthen the company’s marketing and technology sectors. Having hubs in São Paulo, Silicon Valley (United States), China, Israel, and Portugal, StartSe plans to expand its presence in Latin America, aiming for revenues of BRL 150 million.
“In the last year, we reinvented our business model and managed to double revenues and profitability. With this investment, we begin a new phase, focused on building a digital ecosystem of innovation,” said Borneli.
StartSe has consolidated itself as a business school, offering education programs and training for professionals and companies, focused on the new economy. More than 77,000 people have already passed through the platform. StartSe guest speakers are experts with knowledge across a wide range of topics, including organizational innovation, entrepreneurship, global grand challenges, and exponential technologies.
The startup also brings together in a multiplatform environment a series of contents that can be accessed for free.
“Our plan aims to build a platform to guide leaders and companies in their constant transformation processes, where education is just the starting point and what fuels the whole ecosystem. We already envision some investments in companies that can add and help us in this challenge,” said Pedro Englert, chairman of the strategic committee of StartSe.