a. Our story
Base¹ Partners is an innovation-focused investment firm backed by families and owners of large Brazilian businesses. We invest in rapidly growing private US technology companies on the path to becoming global leaders. Beyond capital, we offer exceptional support to help them succeed in Brazil. We operate under the conviction that long-term partnerships are built on mutual trust and the ability to add value.
Base is a partnership between Fernando Spnola and M Square Global – the investment partner for a select group of Brazilian families. The firm was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.
b. How do we invest?
We invest in growth-stage US technology companies on the path to becoming global leaders.
Growth stage: we do not participate in typical early-stage rounds; our focus is Series C and beyond. We invest alongside our trusted network of venture capital firms – the very best in the world. We are happy to be a local extension of their resources and help them in any way we can. We do not seek to lead rounds.
Global: we invest broadly across sectors. We seek companies with clear business models, fire-tested technologies, well established playbooks and global ambitions.
Focused: we look to invest in a narrow set of companies, our process is straightforward.
Investment size: $5-10M. We can bring additional long-term capital from experienced families through SPV's.
c. How are we different?
We help the next generation of global leaders succeed in Brazil.
Strategic: we offer local strategic support - helping quantify opportunities, build infrastructure, attract the best people and deal with pushbacks inherent to operating in a challenging environment. Our unique approach unlocks key growth drivers and paves the road to Brazil.
Connectivity: we connect our companies with those who matter. Through our LP base and local relationships, we have access to the long-term interests of strategics from different verticals (media, banking, insurance, healthcare, education and consumer). We also have strong ties across Latin America.
Helpful: we do not have to invest in every company we help nor do we need to help the companies in which we invest. We have no agenda to implement but we will go above and beyond to help our partners.
Longevity: this is just the beginning.
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