Sao Paulo, Brazil—This city, where I spent the last week, is massive—much bigger than New York. Traffic can be terrible, from the main thoroughfares to the winding and complicated back alleys even locals struggle to navigate. Cars are extremely expensive, and mass transportation is underdeveloped.
So logically, transportation and delivery apps are hot topics of discussion and development in the city. After several conversations with locals and people in tech, three major themes are stuck in my mind.