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Telavita and MOL won Startup Battle backed by Google and Brazil at Silicon Valley

MOL - Mediação Online and Telavita won a spot on Google for Startups Accelerator, the same program that accelerated unicorns Nubank, Loggi, and QuintoAndar

Telavita is one of the winners of Startup Battle backed by BSV and Google. Photo: Telavita/Courtesy
  • The prize is an acceleration program that offers support, mentoring and tools to help startups with their main technical challenges;
  • The battle featured 13 competitors from various segments.

The mental health startup Telavita and the law tech MOL are the winners of the Startup Battle, promoted by Brazil at Silicon Valley in partnership with Google for Startups.

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As a prize, both startups won a spot on Google for Startups Accelerator, a program that offers support, mentoring, and tools to help startups with their main technical challenges. The same program accelerated Brazilian unicorns NubankLoggi, and QuintoAndar.

Fintech MOL – Mediação Online was founded in 2015 and acts in the legal environment. It’s the first online mediation platform in Brazil, specializing in conflict resolution, management, and prevention for individuals, companies, and institutions.

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Telavita is an online consultation platform, founded in 2017, focused on the B2B mental health sector. The startup helps companies offer online therapy sessions. The healthcare startup has gained strength during social isolation, with a growth of around 30% in its user base and 200% in companies seeking its solution to offer employees. 

Psychologist and co-founder Milene Rosenthal celebrated the prize on LinkedIn: “Wonderful news that reflects all the effort and commitment of a team that makes a difference every day! Pride of Telavita and of this consistent trajectory committed to Brazilian health”.

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Brazil at Silicon Valley (BSV) is a conference designed by Brazilian students from Stanford and Berkeley universities that migrated to a digital format this year, focused on early-stage companies (Seed and Series A). The winners competed with other 11 startups.

We strongly believe that innovation and technology are essential for the development of a country. Startups represent this culture well and have played very important roles around the world

Roberto Bandeira, leader of the Brazil at Silicon Valley Impact team

Roberto Bandeira, leader of the BSV Impact team said that initiatives like this, which support and encourage the ecosystem, are of great relevance to the development of Brazil.

The winners were announced at the 4th panel of BSV and the choice was made by a committee composed of members of Google for Startups, after watching a pitch presented by each startup. The pitches were shown to the public and are available here.