Francisco Gomes, Co-Founder & CEO of Hardera

Hardera is the first Latin American sustainability-focused startup selected to join Singularity University Ventures program in Silicon Valley. Founded in Brazil, the company developed a product that transforms reforested wood into hardwood with superior strength and durability, which is scarce and in danger of extinction. Francisco Gomes, Co-Founder & CEO, talks about Hardera’s technology, the impact on…

Ann Ravel, Professor at UC Berkeley, former FEC Chair under President Obama administration

  As part of International Women’s day celebration, we interviewed Ann Ravel, Professor at University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, and Fellow at New America, where she works on Civic Engagement. She is also former Federal Election Commission chair and talked to BayBrazil about her experience at the Federal Administration, political campaign financing, social media…

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…