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Gobooks

Improve your educational experience. Rent textbooks, save money.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
  • Currency BRL
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 10
  • Website gobooks.com.br

Company Summary

GoBooks enables students to save money on textbooks by renting them online, providing a 70% discount compared to purchasing textbooks for the cover price at regular bookstores. Students rent physical books with just a few clicks, and these are delivered in less than a week. The books can be kept for the full semester. At the end of the rental period, convenient drop-off locations within universities enable easy returns.

Team

  • Vitor Oliveira has been a web developer since he was 12. He is an Industrial Engineering graduate from PUC-Rio. Having been a programmer ever since, he also ventured into the world of growth hacking, and has published articles on GPS Position Determination Algorithms and programming. Vitor loves running, fitness, startups and tech entrepreneurship.

  • Marcus founded a company at the age of 17 that sold trinket boxes as part of the Junior Achievement Program. During college, Marcus founded an International Consultant Junior Enterprise.
    After a two-year experience at 21212’s selection team, he decided to found Gobooks, that afterwards got invested in by the accelerator.
    Marcus is also a beach soccer player. You can find him at the Copacabana beach on Sundays.

Advisors

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    Natalie Witte
    Lawyer
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    Rafael Duton
    Advisor
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Previous Investors

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    21212 Digital Accelerator
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    Ricardo Saad
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    Edgard Pinaud
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    Carlos Lago
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