Redpoint Ventures and (formerly BV Capital) jointly formed and announced a $130 million fund dedicated to Brazilian early-stage consumer Internet, mobile, media and cloud services startups.

The independent and São Paulo-based Redpoint fund is managed by founding partners Yann de Vries and Anderson Thees will manage. It launches with five active investments: Viajanet, Grupo Xango, 55Social, Shoes4you and Sophie & Juliete.

The concept is to offer local, hands-on support, combined with access to the experience and world-wide opportunities of portfolio companies like Groupon, Netflix, Angie’s List and HomeAway.

“Brazil is one of the most promising emerging markets for the global technology industry,” said de Vries. “This is why we’re making the long-term commitment to the country’s entrepreneurs with a significant and focused local fund.”

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