Caio Viana- Lead Analyst at Baraúna Investimentos, explains how 4Degrees has made their team more productive by saving them hundreds of hours and simplifying their processes.
“With 4Degrees, we no longer need to spend hours managing our deal flow and organizing our contacts. We now have the time to build stronger relationships with our entrepreneurs and spend more time supporting our portfolio companies. “
– Caio Viana
4Degrees streamlines sourcing, relationship building, and portfolio support –
tailored to the unique needs of venture capital firms.
With 300+ deals in their pipeline, the team spent hours manually entering data, following up with founding teams, and trying to stay on top of all their deals.
Baraúna Investimentos needed a platform that provided a single view to visualize all the details related to each deal in real-time and CRM capabilities to store all their contact interactions.
4Degrees has empowered the team at Baraúna Investimentos to be more efficient and organized than before, allowing them to seamlessly manage relationships and keep tabs on the status of every deal.
When they first launched their VC fund, Caio and the rest of the Baraúna team initially relied on Excel spreadsheets to manage deal flow and organize their contacts. But as their fund grew, so did the number of deals they screened.
With 300+ deals, the team struggled to manage the deal process effectively, and it became increasingly difficult to stay on top of all the transactions and relationships.
Every week, Caio’s team spent dozens of hours manually entering data, figuring out whom they had spoken with, the context of the conversations, developing the next steps, etc. After a few months, running their processes with bloated spreadsheets became too time-consuming and nearly impossible. It was time to look for a more sustainable long-term solution.
Caio’s team searched for an easy-to-use product that would streamline their deal flow management by providing a single view where they could easily visualize all the details related to each deal in real time without spending hours poring through spreadsheets and emails. With so many potential deals in their pipeline, they needed an easy-to-use platform to keep track of their deal flow and effectively manage relationships with hundreds of entrepreneurs and other contacts.
After evaluating various CRMs, the team decided to replace their bloated spreadsheets with 4Degrees.
After a few months of using 4Degrees, Caio and his team are now spending 1/3 of the time managing their deal flow and doing other admin tasks, giving them more time to engage with entrepreneurs, screen potential deals, and build stronger relationships.
Using the 4Degrees tagging feature, the team keeps track of all their contacts, allowing them to find industry experts, LPs, and other professionals in minutes instead of hours or days. Traditionally, keeping track of the firm’s network was a very time-consuming task that required looking through spreadsheets and emails and required input from various team members.
Overall, 4Degrees has empowered the team at Baraúna Investimentos to be more efficient and organized than before, allowing them to seamlessly manage relationships and keep tabs on the status of every deal.
Baraúna Investimentos is a Brazilian private equity firm that recently launched a seed and early-stage venture capital fund focused on investing in Brazilian agribusiness startups.