ACE is more than just a startup accelerator. It is a complete ecosystem for high level entrepreneurs and big companies that want to develop innovation skills. Since 2012, when it started as Aceleratech, ACE has accelerated more than 150 startups and had 8 exits, selling to strategic buyers from Brazil and abroad. It has been awarded the Best Latin American Accelerator three times in a row. On the corporate side, ACE has helped more than 20 large corporations led innovative process in their industry sectors. In 2017, ACE started a partnership with Bossa Nova Investimentos, a premier Brazilian micro-VC fund, to continue investing in new ACE startups.
Funding, mentorship, partnership and everything you need to build a great startup
We help to connect angel investors and VC funds with the best startups of our portfolio
ACE has an specific area of free content to help startups – even outside its portfolio – to develop business
Large Corporations need to be prepared to effectively lead innovation. ACE is the best partner to assist companies with their innovation efforts.
If you want to take your startup to the next level, ACE is your best option. With a validation and growth focused methodology, we have already accelerated more than 150 startups. We also have had 8 exits – the best in Latin American.
All corporations need to be prepared to be challenged by an innovative and disruptive competitor that is not yet in the marketplace . ACE’s mission is to help companies, both large and small as well as all industry sectors and sizes to always be growing and innovating.
ACE was founded by Mike Ajnsztajn and Pedro Waengertner. Both were Brazilian serial entrepreneurs and they believed that by creating an accelerator they would decrease the risk of investing in startups while at the same time helping to develop the local ecosystem. Ajnsztajn has an extensive history as a serial entrepreneur both in Brazil and the United States. As the founder of GV Angels, an investment group of alumni from Fundação Getulio Vargas, a leading Brazilian university, he is bringing together the venture capital and angel investment communities in Brazil . Waengertner, the current ACE CEO, is an expert in both innovation and marketing and was recently named by Forbes as one of the most innovative founders in the world.