The Amazon rainforest has become a critical point in global discussions on climate change and environment. It still needs to be perceived as a golden hub of business opportunities and investment.
For the region to sustainably contribute at global scale to climate change mitigation and environmental preservation and conservation, it needs to become a destination for investment and conscious business endeavors.
The InvestAmazônia is the union of knowledge, experience and purpose set in place to contribute for a new paradigm in the Amazon region.
We believe that in order to build a new Economy in the Amazon it is paramount to challenge the way we think and feel about the region.
Our core values rely on cooperative exchanges and mutual interest as we understand that prosperity and success can be achieved for all involved.
Respect and understanding of Amazonian culture and values are our driving-force.
For us the Amazon region is ancestral, innovative and sustainable by default. In this sense, we are committed to promoting the region as a source of innovation & business opportunity, facilitating science diplomacy & entrepreneurship, disseminating traditional communities lifestyle and knowledge, and fostering creative economy.
How we work
Invest Amazonia draws on our network to guarantee specific results and win-win solutions. We design specific projects/ventures, with robust planning and creative strategy.
Our work is based on strategy, partnership and disruptive mindset.
Who we are
InvestAmazônia is a business that blends Amazonian expertise and international experience.
With a select network of highly qualified professionals, we build a collective intelligence and match regional demands to foreign interests with a unique, context-specific, opportunity-led, design.
What we do
NETWORKING & PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
We guarantee successful soft landing in Amazon region.
We help you find the right businesses by identifying the right opportunities to your demands. And we also support the negotiation process.
Challenge-driven projects/ventures, blending Amazonian perspective with global vision, accounting for risk mitigation and result-efficient processes.
Behind the scenes
Born and raised in Amazônia, Mayra Castro is a lawyer with a master’s degree in international and European Law from the University of Geneva, in Switzerland.
A multilingual speaker (Portuguese, English, French, Spanish), she lived 6 years in Europe, mostly in Geneva. A connector and partnership catalyst Mayra has over 10 years of experience in partnership development, project design, cultural translation and team building.
She was Head of Office of the scientific consulate of the Swiss government in São Paulo, in charge of establishing the governmental organization in the city and bridging Brazil and Switzerland in science, arts & innovation.
She is an Emeritus Advisor of Conscious Capitalism in Brazil, advisor in two companies, TEDx Speaker, Ambassador of Seedstars World, national representative of Cambridge Business Association and jury member of international startups competitions, such as Seedstars World and Latam Innovation Awards.
Mayra Castro - CEO Invest Amazônia
"It seems to be the perfect partnership for us. Again, this area of Brazil is not one that we have a lot of familiarity with. Although we did have our Embassy (USA Embassy) partner who helped us spread the word, we felt like we needed extra local support."
Zachary Morrice - AtlasCorps
"We needed to better understand the biodiversity of the Amazon, the partners in the region, the ecosystem, and Mayra Castro from InvestAmazonia brought this experience, this knowledge for us to see how to connect with our partners in Switzerland."
Malin Borg - CEO - Swissnex in Brazil
Amazônia Que Inspira - Acceleration programme for women entrepreneurs from traditional communities in the Amazon.
It is an exclusive and customized project entirely developed along with women entrepreneurs from traditional communities in the Amazon. Designed by InvestAmazônia and powered by Instituto Mulheres do Brasil, Amazônia Que Inspira has been nominated for the United Earth Amazônia, the new Nobel legacy.