How a Brazilian tourism startup raised R$2 million in less than three days

Both Leonardo and Diogo worked in large companies and had to leave their established careers to accelerate the growth of the company from the beginning.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It all started at the 2018 World Cup. Entrepreneurs Leonardo Brito and Diogo Leão saw that the host country for the Championship would be Russia -- and, betting that the amount of Brazilian tourists there who speak the local language would not be expressive -- decided to test a new hypothesis: an app capable of connecting people who need a personalized tour, with guides who speak Portuguese.

Three years later, what was born as an idea became a tourism startup that raised R$2 million (US$370,000) in 57 hours, in a round organized by CapTable . . .

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