Chaim Zaher, President of Grupo SEB

Grupo SEB (Educational Brazilian System) is the largest K-12 private group in Brazil with over 80.000 students. It was founded 50 years ago by Chaim Zaher, son of Lebanese immigrants who moved to Brazil looking for new opportunities. This year, Chaim Zaher initiated the group’s international expansion with the 95% acquisition of Canada’s Maple Bear operations in…

Carlos Pereira, CEO and Founder of Livox

Brazilian entrepreneur Carlos Pereira, CEO and Founder of Livox, is among the laureates of The Tech for Global Good. The program recognizes innovators solving the world’s biggest problems. This year’s focus is Technology & Health and Livox was included for being a software platform that enables non-verbal disabled people to communicate and learn. Carlos’s work has received…

Ricardo Neves, Partner at PwC

Ricardo leads theTechnology, New Ventures & Innovation team at PwC Brasil. He’s been working with clients on large scale tech implementation and strategy in Latin America, U.S. and Europe. In our interview, he talks about the changes in consumer behavior, the tech and social media influence on purchases and the Brazilian political scenario impact on…

Michelle Messina, co-author of “Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider’s Guide”

Michelle Messina pioneered the Silicon Valley best practices training of startups in 2004 and has worked in more than 35 countries, including Brazil. In our interview, she talks about her new book and how she helps entrepreneurs to understand the what and how of building, scaling great companies and ways to successfully leverage the resources, capital and…

Flavio Feferman, professor at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and Pres of Developing Markets Group

  For the past two years Flavio Feferman has led an initiative to bring the Berkeley-Haas Lean Launchpad entrepreneurship training program to Brazil. In this interview, he discusses the program, how BayBrazil members can participate, as well as his new book on broadband internet in Brazil.     BayBrazil: What is the vision for Berkeley’s…

Rodrigo Angelico, CEO, Keppe Motor

Brazilian company Keppe Motor is in San Francisco competing in the Global Grand Challenges of Singularity University’s global summit. The event awards companies that can positively impact humanity, in various sectors.  BayBrazil first heard about Keppe Motor last April, when we were contacted by its team. We helped the company with connections in Silicon Valley…