The Institute of Brazil Founders, responsible for the first Brazil Founders' Annual Gala, an event which brought together leading professionals and business companies on the internet in the country, has elected Brian Requarth, CEO VivaReal, as 2013’s top entrepreneur of the year.
The event also featured seven awards in the categories of best investor, company and most innovative product, best B2B company, top B2C company with greatest impact in Brazil, best new company in Brazil and best accelerator.
Born in California (USA), Brian is the founder and CEO of VivaReal, Brazil’s largest real estate portal. In 2013, the website experienced over 40 million visits and reached a staggering 1.8 million real estate listings for sale and lease. This year the property portal achieved the highest place of the real estate search market. According to data from Experian SERASA - Hitwise, VivaReal ranks first among real estate portals with 17.47 % of the industry’s audience.
"I was very happy to be named Brazil’s entrepreneur of the year by Brazil Founders. This award recognizes the continuous combined work of a staff who are highly committed, and support of the people who have always believed in the phenomenon which is VivaReal, and that it would become what it is today,” said Brian Requarth, CEO VivaReal.
Requarth was the name most mentioned by the startup ecosystem, entrepreneurs, investors and Brazilian founders. In the last couple of years, VivaReal has received investment funding - VivaReal Receives 30 Million Investment, VivaReal Receives US12.75m Cash Injection - and recently launched the most comprehensive study of the real estate market in Brazil, the DMI - VivaReal, report that consolidates the company as a benchmark in its segment.
The above article was sourced from a VivaReal press release written in Portuguese, and was translated with the assistance of Google Translate.