In 2019, we founded Aflux with the dream to make Law more accessible to everyone. Our goal was to use AI to analyze millions of precedents so lawyers could make data-informed decisions. We were in the process of getting our very first clients ready to use our product, but then COVID-19 hit us in 2020.
With less than a year of existence, we were forced to adapt and make a hard decision: without enough funding and a storm ahead of us, we decided to pause the project to survive.
This was the opportunity to keep our heads down and work hard to learn new skills. At the same time, we had the chance to help friends and colleagues from Brazil to pursue their dreams of moving to Canada. The pandemic had a much more profound impact on developing countries given social, economic, and political factors, leading to an increase in people looking to relocate to developed countries.
Having been through the immigration process, we know newcomers' struggles: research is very time-consuming and inefficient since there is no centralized source of information. People rely on information gathered from YouTube videos and social media content, and the process of creating a financial plan is stressful.
By helping our friends, we were able to see the opportunity to solve a huge problem for an underserved market, and that's how Vambora was born. Our mission has always been to help people make data-informed decisions, and we learned that newcomers need a tool to help them with their relocation journey.
Every year more than 500,000 international students come to Canada with the exact essential needs, such as housing, banking, insurance, and other services when moving to a different country. Our goal is to connect them with the appropriate service providers.
"Vambora" is a Brazilian slang for "Let's go". It's close, friendly, and direct. We are here to help wherever you want to go.