Paraná, Curitiba - Brazil
Softbank, Redpoint, Valor, 500
Olist was born in 2015 as a natural development of a Handicraft products marketplace called Solidarium. The initial idea was to help small artisans to sell their products online. Most of the Brazilian artisans at the time had virtually no online presence at the time so the aggregation of products to sell online made sense.
The bottle-neck however was found some time later. It was very hard for an artisan to sell online and deal with the operational pain of managing inventories and invoices and all the bureaucracy involved with marketplaces contracts. list is somehow an Uber of marchants selling online, employing more the 200 people and being proudly headquartered in Curitiba.
Over the years Olist has received investments from top tier Venture Capital firms such as Red Point eVentures, Valor Capital, Endeavor Catalyst among others. We were angel investors in the company in 2014. From the realization of that pain and the validation that pain was shared by many more merchants besides artisans, the concept of Olist was born.
From there until today, the company has grown tremendously and has created other services and products to cater for the merchants needs to fullfill online channels. Olist is today among the largest online stores in the largest marketplaces in Brazil, helping thousands of merchants to access the online commerece in an efficient and profitable way.
Tiago Dalvi is originally from Curitiba/PR in the Southern region of Brazil. Straight ourt of university Tiago realized he had to build companies.
He has it in his blood, coming from a family of entrepreneurs. Tiago earned a BA in Business Mangement from UFPR.