e.Bricks Digital launches $100 million Venture Capital Fund

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(Press Release) San Francisco, Calif.––– e.Bricks Digital, the digital media and technology investment firm, announces today the launch of the Early Stage Fund and their immersion to the U.S market. Through strategic investments in early growth stage companies e.Bricks Digital’s unique development model– combining hands-on support and top talent– within the digital media and technology, e-commerce and mobile industries, enables strong, sustainable and scalable growth.

As the brainchild of RBS Group, one of the largest media groups in Brazil, and with much support from the industry’s top leadership, partners, distributors and vendors, e.Bricks Digital’s new fund, with capital over $100 million, intends to make 12-15 investments per year. Their current portfolio includes Predicta, Wine.com.br, Grupo.Mobi and Hi-Media.

Targeting companies with large market potential, annual pre-revenue turnover of $10 million, and a scalable business model, e.Bricks Digital approaches business as an active participant during the critical high-growth stage. Their hands-on methodology provides more than just capital and incorporates their deep-rooted digital expertise, business experience and access to top market-leading talent, which together cultivate fast and sustainable growth.

“It is essential that every company has strong entrepreneurs with the ability to execute plans for growth. We created e.Bricks Digital specifically to look for companies in solid markets and have the business models to build efficiencies in the value chain in addition to being open to business models with co-investors,” says Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, CEO of RBS Group.

e.Bricks Digital is quickly positioning itself as one of the most important hubs of technology investments.

“We are expanding our scope of investments in order to act on initiatives and early growth stages because they have different characteristics of maturity and different needs. Our appointed teams are extremely specialized, dedicated and allocated for each operation while respecting the independence of each strategy,” says Fabrio Bruggioni, CEO of e.Bricks Digital.

About e.Bricks Digital
e.Bricks Digital is dedicated to business development in the digital sector of the RBS Group, targeting innovative, high-growth stage, leaders in their areas of expertise and entrepreneurial excellence. Investing in three main sectors: e-commerce targeted, mobile and digital media and technology, the company leads with a rich portfolio of many successful breakout companies. Based in São Paulo, the company was established in October 2012 from the spin-off of the digital business unit of the RBS Group. Technology and scalability are at the core of its strategy. The company is active in a market that could reach R$ 66 billion in revenue by 2015.

About RBS
The RBS Group is one of the largest media business groups in Brazil. In traditional media, with its TV and radio stations and newspapers, it is the market leader in Rio Grande do Sul, and Santa Catarina, in all segments in which it operates. Through its independent digital company, e.Bricks Digital, RBS operates a portfolio of digital leaders in their industries and high growth sectors with innovative models and management excellence.