Logo Criatec - capital semente e venture capital

36 investments and 15 disinvestments in innovative technology based companies through the whole country

The Created Fund was created as a result of a public bid conducted by BNDES and won by Antera in association with Instituto Inovação. Criatec is a Seed Capital Fund that aims to achieve capital gains through long-term investments in early-stage companies with innovative profile.

Investors in the Criatec Fund are BNDES – Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social, with R$ 80 million comitted capital, and BNB – Banco do Nordeste do Brasil, with R$ 20 million commited capital.

With an investment limit of up to R$ 5 million per company, Criatec has invested in 36 innovative companies in 8 states.

In addition to the investments, Criatec actively participates in the companies management, providing strategic and managerial support to the entrepreneur, helping the team selection and training, setting the goals and monitoring the results. The method is hands-on and the purpose is to grow togetherThe Criatec portfolio has grown consistently above 60% per annum since 2008.

The fund´s tenur goes to November 2017, but it may be extended for another 5 years.

Criatec Fund

Criatec Funds steps to make an investment
  • R$ 100 million

  • 36 investments

  • Average investment of R$ 1.5 million, with potential 2nd round

  • Biotechnology, robotics, medical equipment, new materials, nanotechnology, chemistry, software, hardware, systems

  • 4 years for the investment period and the remaining 6 for maturation and disinvestment, the fund may be extended for another 5 years

We leverage an extensive network in Brazil and abroad

We operate offices in Brazil major innovation centers:

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • São Paulo/Campinas
  • Belém
  • Fortaleza
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Florianópolis
  • Recife

Criatec Portfolio

  • The portfolio income has grown an average of 60 % per annum;

  • 5 portfolio companies were among the 200 fastest growing in the country in 2012 and 2013, according to a study by Deloitte Consultants published in the August of 2014 edition of Exame PME magazine.

  • In 2012 Bug, a Criatec investment, was chosen as one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world by Fast and Company. In 2013 Enalta earned the same recognition.

Some Sucess Cases

Logo da Geofusion - empresa investida pelo Criatec - seed capital
  • Geo-referencing and marketing strategies company
  • Investment of R$ 3.0 million held in 2011 and 2012
  • Intel Capital's entry in the company's capital in February 2013 with a valuation of 3 times the initial value
Logo da Magnamed - empresa investida pelo Criatec - capital semente
  • Pulmonary ventilators production company
  • Start up invested in June 2008 without billing
  • Received R$ 6 million in grants over three years
  • Revenues of R$ 11 million in 2012 , R$ 13 million in 2013 and approximately R$ 16 million in 2014
Logo da Usix Technology - empresa investida pelo Criatec - seed capital
  • Services company in the insurance area with systems in cloud-computing
  • Investment of R$ 1.5 million realized in 2008
  • Company sold in September 2010 for 3 times the capital invested


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