Associate | Veirano Advogados
Adriana has more than ten years of experience in intellectual property, commercial contracts, entertainment and information technology law. She focuses her practice on complex commercial transactions involving proprietary and intellectual property rights, technology, internet, media and entertainment. She provides legal support to Brazilian and foreign clients in franchising, technology transfer, technical assistance, personal data protection and privacy and other related deals.
Lawyer | Veirano Advogados
Amanda is a lawyer in the infrastructure area of Veirano Advogados. She has experience with Public Law, working with issues related to Administrative and Regulatory law. Acting mostly in advisory matters, Amanda provides legal advice on various sectors, including telecommunications, application providers, power and railroads.
Amanda graduated from Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) and holds a Master Degree in Economic Law from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP).
Executive Director | VR Investimentos
Managing Director of VR Investimentos Venture Capital Fund. He has a mix of Investor, Entrepreneur and Executive experience and a solid track record as investor with many exits, M&A’s and returns. As executive has several prizes in the different areas of expertise such as Cannes Bronze Lion for Advertising, Amauta for Direct Marketing, Pini for Printing, Ibest For Internet. Leader in the Marketing participating in Associations like ABEMD for Marketing and CRM, Camara e-net for e-commerce. Also involved with non profit activities such as Brazilian Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CBRU - Brasil Rugby Union.
Head Of Portfolio Management | Wayra Brasil
15 years’ experience working in different fields, such as Strategic Planning, Business Development, Communications and Branding for startups and large companies in Brazil and abroad. Since 2011, has worked with technology and
innovation - Startups, Corporate Venturing, Science Parks, Incubators and Accelerators, in areas such as startups’ scouting, market risk and opportunities, business scaling, fundraising, roadshows with investors, market fit, pitch and
communications with different stakeholders.
Director | WTM
Dione has a bachelor of Business Administration with a qualification in Foreign Trade from the University of Caxias
do Sul (UCS) and MBA in International Business from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Passionate about Foreign
Trade, she has been working in the area for over 20 years, combining 14 years of experience in import management of
a large industrial group and acting with freight forwarding and customs clearance services, to her current position as
Director of the WTM Rio Grande do Sul branch, specialized in Foreign Trade Services and SISCOSERV.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Consultant | SEBRAE-SP
Entrepreneur in the microenterprise retail area and business management consultant for small and medium-sized companies in the retail and services sectors. Master of Business Development Administration from Mackenzie Presbyterian University. Postgraduate in Marketing and Social Communication from Cásper Líbero Foundation and MBA in Project Management from Faculdade Anhanguera / Unia de Santo André. Administrator graduated from the Methodist University of São Paulo. Business Consultant at the Innovative Entrepreneurship Center at SEBRAE-SP Business School. University professor. She was Director of Events and member of the NJE-Nucleus of Young Entrepreneurs of ACISBEC-Industrial Commercial Association of São Bernardo do Campo and Project Coordinator of INOVA Paula Souza by ETEC Júlio de Mesquita.
Associate | Veirano Advogados
Evelyn Rolo is a senior associate with over ten years of experience in labor and employment litigation as well as consulting to Brazilian and international companies and startups. She joined Veirano’s team in 2013 and assists clients from different sectors such as banking, telecommunications, services, education and technology.
Evelyn is an active member of Ius Laboris, an international of leading Human Resources law practitioners, with more than 2,500 lawyers providing local labor knowledge and coverage in more than 100 countries.
Fabio Adriano Guedes
CEO | WTM
Fabio is graduated in Business Administration with emphasis in Foreign Trade, presenting an on-site training at Kingston's
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc, in the United Kingdom (2012).
Co-founder and CEO of WTM São Paulo, he is a specialist in foreign trade of services and other operations that produce
equity variation. Since 1994 working in National and International Banks in the areas of Trade Finance, Import and Export Exchange, and Financial Operations. Foreign exchange market operator for over 20 years as a renowned foreign exchange broker and Foreign Trade Consultant for all Foreign Trade logistics operators.
Partner | Veirano Advogados
Fábio has more than seventeen years of experience in intellectual property, contracts and entertainment law. He focuses his practice on information technology, personal data protection and privacy, digital law, internet, software,
IT outsourcing, licensing, transactions involving IT and intangible assets and contracts in general. He is also recognized for his expertise in media & communications. With respect to his IP practice, Fábio provides legal support
to clients in copyrights, trademarks, patents, franchising and technology transfer in various industries and market segments.
Product Manager | Bradesco Bank
Fernando Brandão Machado was the Head of Innovation of the Products and Services Department of Bradesco Bank. He was also the coordinator of the Products hub of Innovation, within the corporate structure of Innovation of Bradesco Bank, which integrates seven products management departments and aims to structure and submit disruptive projects to the Executive Innovation Committee.
Member of the Permanent Forum of Micro and Small Enterprises - FPMPE, of the Brazilian Government Ministry of Economy. He has more than 10 years of experience in Innovation in the financial sector, also acting as mentor of startups in corporate innovation programs. In 2018 he was joined the international team that participated in the open innovation program in the United States - New York. He has recently taken the lead of International Connectivity and Instant
Payments areas, with the goal of creating international cash, payment and receipt management solutions, as well as creating instant payment solutions within the Brazilian payment ecosystem.
Head of Venture Capital | Crescera Investimentos
Partner and member of the Executive Committee of Crescera Investimentos. Certified by CVM as Fund Manager, Mr. Silva is Head of Venture Capital and Technology investments. In 2018, was selected as Fund Manager on focus by Inside VC Brazil, annual publication of the Brazilian Association of Venture Capital and Private Equity (ABVCAP). With a track record of more than 40 venture capital investments, Mr. Silva has a great expertise in anagement, strategy and entrepreneurship. He was also an investor at Opportunity Group and advisor for games, aerospace, biotech and communications industries at Axia Ventures
International Expansion Director | WTM
Entrepreneur, accountant and professional climber. Zetuna is the International Expansion Director at WTM Brazil. He has graduated in Accounting and Finance at ITESM, has an MBA in Business Management at ISAE / FGV and is certified as an ontological coach at Newfield Network Mexico. He also has professional experience in the areas of foreign trade, administration, sales, internal audit and federal taxation in Mexico and internationally.
Fuad is an expert in Accounting and Finance by the Superior Court of Justice and the Judicature of the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico 2015-2017. He is an entrepreneur in children's retail business, fast food, HR consulting and international business.
Brazil Country Manager | Ceragon Networks
Engineer, natural Italian, binational Brazilian since 2012, acts as Brazil Country Manager for CERAGON, Israeli Group worldwide leader in Wireless Solutions. Previously covered the same role for SIAE, the Italian Telecommunication Company.
Before that Gastone served for about 15 years for MARCONI, Italian branch of the British Group, having growing business responsibilities in Italy and leading overseas subsidiaries in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Spain.
He started his career managing Telco Project for ITALTEL, living in Uruguay, Colombia, Ethiopia and Kenia.
Founder & CEO | Hondana
Greg Bateman launches and accelerates global technology businesses.
He has served in strategic roles at three digital startups which all have enjoyed successful exits. Greg currently leads Google-accelerated Hondana as CEO with the mission of improving people's futures through personalized knowledge. Hondana's solutions have been adopted by global giants such as Nestlé, Heineken and Leroy Merlin as well as several top-tier Latin American companies.
Having grown up in Silicon Valley, Greg has spent over 15 years of his career abroad, brokering partnerships between Asia, Europe and the Americas that have led to the launch of innovative products such as the Amazon Kindle and more than $400M in startup acquisitions.
Greg has lectured and researched at the University of Tokyo and three top universities in Brazil, and holds multiple honors degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Japanese Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
General Partner | e.Bricks
Guilherme is a General Partner at e.Bricks Ventures. Before joining the firm he was management consultant for more than seven years at Falconi Consultores, a leading Brazilian consulting company focused on efficiency improvement, where he led different projects in several industries. In the US, Guilherme had experience in private equity and was also Finance and Strategy Director at Page Vault, a legal tech startup based in Chicago. With both Business and Law background, Guilherme holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Counselor | Banco do Brasil
Digital transformation consultant, Innovation, strategist, technologist, investor, speaker, writer, curator, advisor, mentor, and a Fintech and Innovation specialist.
Horn is an Angel Investor in 30+ startups, most of them focused on Fintech. He is on the Board of some of them, and also a member of the Committee of Wayra (accelerator from Telefonica Group). He has two blogs: Finnovation and "Seu Bolso na Era Digital" (Estadao), and he is a volunteer mentor at Endeavor.
Co-founder and Director | Liga Ventures
Guilherme Massa is the co-founder of Liga Ventures, an open innovation platform to bring together startups and large companies. He is responsible for startup acceleration programs and a specialist in digital products (websites, apps, internal systems, SaaS, platforms, CMS), with experience in agile software development, UX, Lean Startup methodology, Customer Development and Business Model Canvas, and innovation techniques.
He is also a journalist with extensive experience in online news content creation and management for large media companies (Abril, Record-R7 and UOL).
He helped in the creation and management of startup accelerator Abril Plug and Play, an innovation project of the Abril Group in partnership with the Silicon Valley Plug and Play Tech Center.
Board Member | Anjos do Brasil
Venture Capital professional investing and helping startups and corporates to innovate and grow.
Experienced Business Developer and board member at several companies and associations.
Specialties: Venture Capital investments, business development for international growth, and turning Innovation into a competitive advantage.
IT Manager | AMBEV
Project Manager of Ambev.
5+ years of professional experience leading waterfall and agile projects mainly with e-commerce operations B2C and B2B combining technical with business knowledge.
João graduated in Computer Engineering from University of São Paulo (USP) and holds a MBA in Products and Services Management and Engineering from University de São Paulo (USP).
Partner, International Tax and Transaction Services | EY Brasil
Juliana Deslandes is a partner in the Transaction Advisory Services practice at EY Brazil since 2015 and has been working in M&A transactions since 2001.
Juliana started he career in Belo Horizonte, having worked for other Big 4 companies. In 2008, she relocated to São Paulo and joined EY. From 2010 and 2014, Juliana led the EY Transaction Tax practice in Rio de Janeiro.
Her experience includes coordination of over 300 due diligence processes (buy side and sell side) for both foreign and Brazilian companies.
Juliana has deep knowledge in providing services with respect to Brazilian taxes, working in tax advisory services and mitigation of tax burden, foreign investments in Brazil, and corporate reorganizations for corporate clients and private equity firms.
Juliana has a bachelor degree in Law for the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and a MBA in Finance from IBMEC.
She speaks Portuguese (native speaker), is fluent in English, and has advanced knowledge of French, Italian and Spanish.
CEO | WTM
Specialist in Foreign Trade, International Payments and Technology, Co-founder and CEO of Grupo WTM do Brasil,
Foreign Trade Consultant for 20 years and Information Technology Consultant for 27 years. Since 2012, he has consolidated his position as one of the largest authorities in Brazil in Siscoserv and in International Service Operations. He has a prominent role with clients, partners and state agencies, such as the Ministry of Economy (RFB and MDIC).
Creator of Brazil's first complete international payments and receipts solution focused on foreign exchange, legal, tax and
Luis Felipe Lemos
Venture Capital | DGF Investimentos
Bachelor of Business Administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV – EAESP). Ran startup Simbiose, the largest brazilian database about incentive laws, with a SaaS product designed for enterprises. As a venture capitalist is following companies like Resultados Digitais, Mosyle, Reclame Aqui, Gesto etc.
Luís Henrique Dias
Co-Founder, Global Tax Director | WTM
Graduated in Accounting (PUC-RS), with an MBA in Management by Processes from ESPM-RS, Luís Henrique has worked for over 25 years in the Tax Area, also gaining experience in auditing and accounting. He has made a career in large companies from the following sectors: steel, telephony, distribution of electrical energy, chemical and food.
Maria Augusta Miglino
Business consultant | SEBRAE SP
Business Consultant at the Innovative Entrepreneurship Center at SEBRAE-SP Business School, she works in projects focused on internationalization, innovation and sustainability for startups and micro and small companies. She is currently pursuing an International MBA in Leadership and Management at Saint Paul School of Business, a Master of Science and Technology Policy (DPCT / UNICAMP) and a Bachelor of Economic Sciences (IE / UNICAMP). She has worked in several consulting projects focused on innovation, industry sector studies, evaluation of public R&D programs, local economic development, local innovation systems, competitiveness in clusters, micro and small businesses and entrepreneurship.
Executive Director | Anjos do Brasil
Executive director of Anjos do Brasil and founder of Women Angel Investors, Maria Rita works with the development of startups and brings together entrepreneurs and angel investors as a means of leveraging the potential of the Brazilian investment market and innovation entrepreneurship. Her professional activity has always been linked to business and project management, focusing on implementing solutions in the financial, human resources and operations areas.
Lawyer | Veirano Advogados
Paula has previous experience in intellectual property and information technology, currently assessing national and international clients in M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions. Her focus is drafting shareholders and investment agreements between entrepreneurs and national and international Investment Funds.
Lawyer | Derraik & Menezes
Menezes' practice is focused on national and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity transactions. He has represented clients in connection with very significant M&A and venture capital deals involving Brazilian and foreign companies and funds in a wide variety of industries, including internet, cosmetic, e-commerce, consumer, healthcare, technology, telecom, energy and general industries. He also helps clients structuring their funds.
Director | Safecar
Forty-year-old, born in Israel, established and managed the Israeli branch of SAFECAR theft protection systems for the last decade. Co-founder of the Bridge The gap - making business in Brazil center. Over the years conducted business in various fields. Among other things, industry and manufacturing, marketing and consulting, computer engineering and more.