Creative, unleashed.™

Our work

 

We create surround-sound campaigns and videos designed to truly move the needle for your business or cause. Together, we align on strategic goals, metrics and custom-build programs that meet or beat your high expectations and ours. 

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How we began

 

We're veteran brand marketing, mass media, video and PR pros with decades of experience at global agencies and press outlets. In 2014, we decided it was high time to break the mold and launch our own full-service creative services shop.  

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Philosophy

 

We're driven by ideas and a powerful sense of curiosity. We are passionate partners who tirelessly bring you new ideas and strategic thinking. We roll up our sleeves alongside your team to get impactful results that make a difference

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Get in touch

 

Whether you're a startup, established brand or nonprofit, we'd love to hear from you. We offer a free consultation to discuss your business or cause and goals. Contact Chris Knight, our co-founder and creative director, at chris@divinogroup.net

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Strategic Communications Consultancy

Based in San Francisco 

Divino Group Co-founders: 
Chris Knight and Celso Dulay

Recent coverage and content: 

Click on framed client media hits, below,

and you'll be linked to the online stories. 

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"In the wake of a series of more than 30 deals in the last three years, Movile’s main focus is currently on logistics, fintechs and games avenues."

iFood CEO Fabricio Bloisi on CNN International: 

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"'Everyone wants to eat at the same time,' said Fabricio Blosi, CEO of iFood, a foodtech that is pioneering drone delivery and robotics to help get food to consumers faster.

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"At age 21 she founded her first company: a PC manufacturing company and IT training center in Mexico, where she was born. Other notable achievements followed."

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"According to author and leadership guru Stephen Covey, trust always affects two measurable outcomes: speed and cost.When trust is missing, in a relationship, on a team, in a company, in an industry, with a customer, speed is also lost.

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"The electric bikes have pedal assist, a key for a hilly city, and the company is hoping that they’ll encourage more women to start working as bike couriers. They also hope to prove the case for the shift from fossil-burning motorcycles to zero-emissions bikes. "

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"Since we graduated from Y Combinator in Q1-2020, there’s been a lot of interest from some of the hardest-to-decarbonize sectors, including agriculture and cattle, manufacturing, the steel industry and wastewater.

Forbes Feature Hit for Vittude - for DG

"The company started with the aim to broaden access to therapy with a B2C focus, but the greatest opportunity is around the enterprise side of the business."

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"Arena's founders managed to bootstrap their venture as much as possible, sleeping in their cars when necessary, being frugal and careful

with money." 

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"One area that's particularly ripe for AI innovation is the financial services sector that was hit hard, and then heavily regulated, after major bank crashes in the 1980s and 1990s."

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"The rapid growth

of companies like Movile puts more mature organizations under considerable pressure to deliver

on their digital reinvention agendas, according to Bloisi." 

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"As investors 

continue to move aggressively into Latin America's startup scene, there's one industry that seems to be drawing more attention than any others - financial services."

 

  

 

 

RPev healthech hot spot - DG website hit

"Solving big problems for many people is the kind

of opportunity entrepreneurs and investors love. Like recent Brazilian investment booms focused on fintech innovation... there's been a recent explosion in health tech startups in Brazil. "

 

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"At 89 years old, one is supposed to retire. But, San Francisco-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Maurice Kanbar (the creator of SKYY vodka) still has work to do."

 

  

 

 

"Aiqudo's working thesis is that voice assistants like Alexa are handicapping how useful they could be, particularly on phones, in the service of keeping the market on their terms." 

 

 

"Ayasdi uses AI

to gather and process large volumes of data without human interference. It then applies machine learning and algorithms to predict the future."  

 

 

"Creditas uses innovative credit scoring systems and borrowers' assets to offer loans charging one-fourth to one-half of what banks and rival domestic fintechs do." 

 

 

"The real magic of Silicon Valley and other successful tech startup ecosystems is the creation of an environment to congregate and   mix great minds

and talent together."

 

 

"The mobile market opportunity is massive: more than 100 million people in country of Brazil

are already online today, and there are nearly 100 million more to go." 

 

Romero Rodrigues, managing partner at Redpoint eventures 

 

"We believe our involvement and our link to Silicon Valley will help ferment the participation of the ecosystem."

 

Anderson Thees, partner, Redpoint eventures - the first Silicon Valley VC fund dedicated to Brazil

 

"The perceived level of risk in Brazil today is much higher than it actually is, because banks aren’t using collateral.”

 

Anderson Thees, partner, Redpoint eventures - the first Silicon Valley VC fund dedicated to Brazil 

 

"Your posture changes when you have sepsis. You start slowing down in how you walk. Caregivers need to see this data in real-time."

 

Sharmila Mulligan, CEO and founder of ClearStory 

"A potential deal with Walmart would have BovControl assisting the mega-chain in its pledge not to sell beef that contributes to deforestation in the Amazon." 

 

"With better, more extensive data, a grocery chain could ensure it only bought beef from farms that didn't participate in deforestation or unfair labor practices."

"Early on, we bet on the cluster-computing platform ourselves rather than building our own software from scratch." 

 

Vaibhav Nivargi, co-founder and chief architect of ClearStory 

"I don't think textbooks are dead, but I think that the evolution away from textbooks is happening." 

 

Jim Donohue, Cengage's chief product officer.

"Final growth rates for the collective startups is projected to come in at more than 135 percent, which places class one in fifth place of the 250 fastest-growing SME's in Brazil."