Brazilian B2B print startup Printi was the big winner at a high-profile technology awards ceremony focused on the Latin America region.
Printi won the best B2B company award and its founder, German-born Florian Hagenbuch won the entrepreneur of the year accolade at the Latam Founders awards event in São Paulo earlier this week.
The Brazilian print company provides services to corporate clients, from business cards to catalogues online. Printi's differential is that its algorithms aggregate orders, allowing it to save by buying products in bulk from factories. It also allows customers to customize and save products with web tools.
Now in its second edition, the Latam Founders awards recognizes the work of key figures in technology within the region, from companies in cutting-edge technology to investors and large-scale companies.
The awards are held annually by the Latam Founders Network, a group of chief executives and business founders focused on investment and technology entrepreneurship in Latin America, with over 570 members in 19 countries.
Other Brazilian companies that were also awarded at the ceremony include Guia Bolso, a financial planning app that won the best B2C company prize, as well as nubank, a financial services company offering a credit card that can be managed via mobile devices, chosen as the most innovative tech business.
International companies that won awards at the Latam Founders event include accommodation booking engine Airbnb, chosen as the best international company. Endeavor, the non-profit supporting high-impact entrepreneurs globally, was picked as the most impactful tech company in Brazil.