BAYBRAZIL IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE 8TH EDITION OF OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE!
On Aug 22nd we will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and private-sector leaders to discuss science, technology, innovation & Brazil’s role in the global economy.
- Take a deep dive into the latest tech trends & business models
- Join in-depth discussions on cutting-edge technologies and digital transformation
- Understand the current state of entrepreneurship in Brazil
- Chat with Silicon Valley & foreign VCs who are investing in Brazil
- Meet the Brazilian-American tech hub in Silicon Valley
Meet the people who are shaping the tech industry in America & Brazil
Director of Research
Previously Peter was head of Google’s core search algorithms group, and of NASA Ames’s Computational Sciences Division, making him NASA’s senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001. He is co-author of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the leading textbook in the field, and co-teacher of an AI class that signed up 160,000 students, helping to kick off the current round of massive open online classes.
Saurabh is currently an observer on the Boards of Brex, Dada, Rappi, Swiggy, and Udaan and led DST’s investment in Airbnb.
The VC firm DST focuses on late stage technology investments globally. DST has invested in leading global technology companies including Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, Didi, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Airbnb and Spotify. In Latin America, DST invested in Nubank and Rappi.
Hans led GGV’s investment in Musical.ly (acquired by Toutiao) and serves on the boards of Wish, Poshmark, GrubMarket, Lively and Yellow, among others.
He has invested in mobile social communication companies sucha as Slack, Lime, Bustle, Peloton, and is actively involved in GGV portfolio companies Airbnb, Flipboard, DraftKings and Yodo1
Co-Founder, Costa Brazil
& Founder, Ilhabela Holdings
Ilhabela Holdings is the company behind the successful growth of the Melissa Shoes brand in the US, up from relative obscurity into the leading brand in its category in the United States. Michele is also leading Costa Brazil, a sustainable beauty line founded by Brazilian Francisco Costa, former Calvin Klein Creative Director.
Head of Brazil & M.I. Partner
SoftBank Latin America Fund
Andre was previously a co-founder of 30 Knots, a LatAm growth dedicated Private Equity. Prior to it, he was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, head of Brazil Investment Banking Advisory and responsible for the coverage of technology, telecom and media industries for Latin America. Andre has been involved in over 200 M&A and Capital Markets transactions, having helped issuers and shareholders raise over $101bn in equity markets.
Director of Venture Capital
Julie manages venture investor relationships in Latin America and globally. In this role, she oversees venture/tech-related programs, facilitates LAVCA’s early stage investor meetings, and oversees LAVCA’s tech content. Julie is also a founding member of the Latin America Tech Growth Coalition, which unifies top tech companies with a common goal of advancing high growth startups in the LatAm region.
Founder & CEO
Fabricio Bloisi turned Movile from a startup in a garage in Brazil into a global player in mobile marketplaces with more than 350 million mobile customers worldwide. He majored in Computer Science at University of Campinas and concluded a MBA at Getulio Vargas Foundation . He has also concluded the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Ralf is Co-Founder and Co-CEO at PagBrasil. His fields of expertise are business management, international business development, marketing and online sales, as well as payment processing. Prior to PagBrasil, he was Vice President of Product Marketing Europe at Actebis and later founded 4M Iberoamérica.
Edson has been engaged in the Brazilian entrepreneurial scene for over 10 years. Prior to founding VC firm Astella, Edson was a Partner at Cicerone Capital, VP of Sales at Lucent Technologies, and COO with Lojas Veper. He serves as a director on several Boards and is an active Endeavor Mentor. Edson holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.
VP of Strategic Accounts & Growth
Paulo manages key enterprise accounts and develops opportunities with strategic merchants and payment partners in Latin America. Prior to joining EBANX, Paulo led financial services and payments at Walmart for 10 years, specializing in international business, partnerships, consumer payments products, mobile and brick & mortar stores.
VERONICA ALLENDE SERRA
Pacific Investments & Innova Capital Fund
Veronica has exited numerous investments in the past years such as Virid (sold to Experian), data company Zipcode (TransUnion), Snapchat (IPO), Editas Medicine (Nasdaq: EDIT). Some of her current investments are Accera, Movile, Vitta, Bloomlife, Yogome, Jampp, and Brex. In 2015, she was elected one of the top 25 businesswomen in LatAm by LatinTrade Magazine.
Ekaterina joined Facebook in 2010 to run growth in Russia. She also ran growth at WhatsApp Inc. after the company got acquired by Facebook. Now at TheVentureCity, early stage venture fund and accelerator founded by another Facebook alumni, she is investing in and accelerating early stage startups in Europe and in Latin America.
Alex is leading deals in LatAm and Digital Enterprise, Networking, Datacenter, 5G related deals in the U.S. Before that, he worked for Intel Capital and led several equity investments in Latin America, in a variety of sectors (Cloud Services, Healthcare IT, Big Data Analytics, FinTech)
Founder & CEO
Steve founded Juvo with the mission to establish financial identities for the billions of people worldwide who are creditworthy yet financially excluded. Juvo currently provides services in 27 countries across Latin America, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. In 2018 Steve was recognized as a Tech Pioneer by the WEF.
Founder & CEO
Dr. Nwokah leads Mines, a Credit-as-a-Service platform that enables institutions in emerging markets to offer digital credit products to their customers. He was a visiting professor at Purdue University before leaving academia to join SGI and NASA, where he built supercomputers for space shuttle design including COLUMBIA.
Chris leads Vivino, the world’s largest online wine marketplace and most downloaded wine app. Prior to joining Vivino, Chris was the President of StubHub, the world’s largest online ticket marketplace. During his 8-year tenure, the StubHub team grew ticket sales from $400M to $3.2B
RAPHAEL DE CUNTO
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Raphael is partner in the Palo Alto and São Paulo offices of Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Brazil’s leading law firm. He has more than 20 years of experience counseling clients in the tech industry negotiating M&A and financing transactions.
Before joining the Redpoint eventure’s partnership, Manoel was the Chief Digital Officer of Abril Media, the second largest media conglomerate in Brazil. He is also the founder/chief-maker of Fazedores.com, the first portal dedicated to the Brazilian Maker Movement community.
Country Officer for Brazil
José joined J.P. Morgan in April 2013 to lead the largest business location in Latin America for J.P. Morgan, employing more than 1,000 people. Previously he worked in Gavea, Santander and other banks. Currently Jose also serves as Board member of the Brazilian Banking Federation (FEBRABAN); the Brazilian Futures and Stock Exchange (B3).
Co-Founder & COO
Using AI to automate security checkpoints at airports, Synapse works with the likes of TSA, the US Air Force, Osaka Airport in Japan, and other airports around the world. Bruno is also an active angel investor and a founding partner at pre-seed fund Graduate Fund. Previously he was managing partner at Dorm Room Fund Boston.
Co-Founder & CEO
Eric is also the company creator of RD Station, the leading marketing automation platform in emerging markets, with over 13,000 customers. The company has now over 700 employees and has raised over R$ 100 million in funding from top tier VCs in Brazil and the US. RD has also been awarded for 4 years in a row the best company to work for in its state, Santa Catarina, and top 10 in tech in Brazil, alongside Google and others.
Managing Director & Co-founder
Chairman of the Board
Global VP, Design & Research
Founder & CEO
Global VP, ISV & Tech. Alliances
Silicon Valley Bank
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Head of Content Partnerships
Breakfast & Registration
Coffee, tea, pastries will be served
Welcome & Introductions
BayBrazil Board Members &
Margarise Correa, Founder & CEO
The current state of entrepreneurship in Brazil
Edson Rigonatti, Founding Partner, Astella Investimentos
Ekaterina Skorobogatova, VP Growth, TheVentureCity
Manoel Lemos, Partner, Redpoint eventures, Cubo Itaú
Paulo Shargorodsky, VP Strategic Accounts, eBanx
Julie Ruvolo, Director of Venture Capital, LAVCA
Unicorns made in Brazil
Fabricio Bloisi, Founder & CEO, Movile
Fireside chat with Veronica Serra, Founding Partner, Innova Capital
Panel featuring CEOs of Silicon Valley-based companies entering the Brazilian market.
Chris Tsakalakis, CEO, Vivino
Ekechi Nwokah, CEO, MINES
Steve Polsky, Founder & CEO, Juvo
Raphael de Cunto, Partner, Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Lunch Break – complimentary lunch will be served.
AI & the Future of Education
Peter Norvig, computer scientist, Director of Research at Google
Vicente Silveira, BayBrazil Chairman of the Board
New deals & new money into Latin American tech startups
Discussion on record investments by VCs and corporations
Alexandre Villela, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
Saurabh Gupta, Managing Director, DST Global
Anderson Thees, Managing Partner, Redpoint eventures
Finance goes digital in Brazil: the transformation in banking and payments
Ralf Germer, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, PagBrasil
Avanish Sahai, Global VP, ServiceNow
Panel featuring startups leaders building and expanding companies abroad
Bruno Faviero, Co-Founder & COO, Synapse Technology
Michele Levy, Co-Founder & CEO, Ilhabela Holdings & Costa Brazil
Eric Santos, Co-Founder & CEO, Resultados Digitais,
Fred Aslan, MD, President and CBO, Vividion Therapeutics
From Shanghai to Sao Paulo: Will Brazil’s digital economy develop more like China’s?
Hans Tung, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Andy Tsao, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
The innovation economy across Latin America
André Maciel, Head of Brazil & Managing Investment Partner, SoftBank Latin America Fund
Jose Berenguer, Country Officer for Brazil, JP Morgan
Conference 2019 in the news:
ZDNet US, Aug 2019 BayBrazil and Silicon Valley’s changing role in driving global innovation
Forbes Brasil, Aug 2019 Líderes brasileiros reforçam conexão com Vale do Silício