Gust and Anjos do Brasil Announce Partnership to Support the Financing of Brazilian Startups

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NEW YORK and SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gust, the global investor relations platform connecting high-growth entrepreneurs and active early-stage investors, and Anjos do Brasil ("Angels of Brazil"), the largest angel investor network in Brazil dedicated to supporting the growth of angel investing, have entered into a long-term strategic partnership establishing Gust as the recommended deal-flow management and investor relations platform for the financing of high-growth Brazilian startups.

Gust operates the global platform for sourcing and managing early-stage investments. It powers over 750 investment organizations in 65 countries and facilitates collaboration among more than 180,000 startups and 40,000 accredited investors. Gust is the official platform of the world's leading national angel investor federations, including those in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, France, Portugal, Turkey and Russia, among others. The platform is available in Portuguese, as well as English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian.

"Gust is proud to enter into this partnership with Anjos do Brasil and to serve as the network's official platform, said David S. Rose, CEO of Gust. "Gust is committed to the development of Brazil's early-stage investment community, and we look forward to working with the community's leadership to develop a strong infrastructure to support Brazil's entrepreneurs and early stage investors."

Anjos do Brasil is a nonprofit institution facilitating the growth of angel investment in Brazil. The network promotes entrepreneurial innovation, knowledge sharing, and business opportunities for angel investors and entrepreneurs.

"We're very happy to partner with Gust to foster even more angel investment in Brazil and we truly believe that it will be a very important support for us," said Cassio Spina, Founder of Anjos do Brasil.

The announcement of this partnership coincides with Anjos do Brasil's 1st Annual Congress of Angel Investment in Brazil on July 2. This event will convene the country's investment community – including angel investors (members and non-members of the Anjos do Brasil), associations and groups of investors, investment funds, accelerators and incubators, development agencies, and government – to encourage angel investment in the country and share best practices. Leading experts from Brazil, Latin America, Europe and the United States – including a representative from Gust – will take part in lectures and panels to provide a deeper understanding of the actions needed to improve the environment for investment and entrepreneurship in Brazil.

For more information about the Congress, please visit or contact Point Communication and Marketing at +55 (11) 3167-0821 or

About Gust

Gust provides the global platform for the sourcing and management of early-stage investments, enabling skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the smartest investors by virtually supporting all aspects of the investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit. Gust is endorsed by the world's leading business angel and venture capital associations, and powers over 750 investment organizations in 65 countries. More than 180,000 start-ups have already used the platform to connect and collaborate with over 40,000 individual accredited investors. Gust is based in New York, NY, with a development center in Vancouver, British Columbia, and European office in Paris, France. Please visit for more information.

About Anjos do Brasil

Angels of Brazil ( is a nonprofit organization created for promoting angel investment and supporting innovative entrepreneurship in Brazil, promoting actions to disseminate knowledge and training to entrepreneurs and investors, as well as having a network of angel investors for startups, having presence in over 7 states in just over 1 year.

Founded by Cassio A. Spina, entrepreneur for 25 years, after completing the full cycle with their companies from the foundation to the sale, began to engage in investment activity angel, he is the author of "Invested Angel - Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs and Investors." Anjos do Brasil also has the support of organizations like ABVCAP - Brazilian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital, the Educational Institute BM&FBOVESPA, Endeavor, and the CONAJE CJE-FIESP, among others.

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