Meet 4 Brazilian impact startups from our network

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Matthew Taylor

Web Summit Rio is dedicated to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s why we’re celebrating Impact Startups, the startups trying to make a difference for their communities – and the world.

Impact startups are businesses around the world working to have a positive impact on their communities, industries and ecosystems. Web Summit Rio wants to celebrate the emerging companies within our network striving to achieve the UN’s SDGs.

As UN secretary-general António Guterres said: “The use of [emerging] technologies allows us to be much more effective in addressing the problems of today’s world.” This is a task that affects us all, so it’s important to highlight the businesses doing their part to innovate for the betterment of the planet and society.

We’ve gathered together some of the Impact Startups with an environmental focus who’ll be joining us in Rio this year. Meet them:


DREx is a platform that connects investors with small-to-medium solar project portafolios. By integrating IoT and blockchain technology, the company brings automation and transparency to portfolio management and traditional escrow services, reducing friction for green energy financing in emerging markets.

Investors can confidently support renewable energy projects while accelerating the transition to a more sustainable energy future.

Plurie BR

Plurie BR maps metrics in real time and to educate employees with targeted actions on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to transform the corporate environment.

Plurie BR has more than 40 specialists ready to help track company’s maturity level in real time, create and follow DEI metrics.

4 habitos Para Mudar o Mundo

4 habitos Para Mudar o Mundo are focused on bringing solutions for the maximum reuse of waste generated in large generators. In addition to reducing the cost of collection and disposal at the landfill, the company defines the destination of waste according to its best economic and socio-environmental vocation.

4 habitos Para Mudar o Mundo bring a comprehensive waste governance solution to facilitate corporate certification processes.


Brazil has one of the best aluminum can recycling rates in the world, recycling close to 100%. But plastic, paper and other wastes lag far behind. That’s where Reeciclar comes in.

Founded in 2020, the company plans to transform waste into products or raw materials and change recycling rates in Brazil for all other waste to be in line with aluminum can levels.

At Web Summit Rio 2023, we’re celebrating the change-makers at the forefront of this movement. Subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest updates.

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