founders

Ronaldo Takahashi

RONALDO TAKAHASHI

Founder of BUSCAPÉ, one of the largest digital ventures in Latin America, he was CFO and CTO and also developed and participated in several initiatives of BUSCAPÉ COMPANY, such as Lomadee, PCI COMPLIANCE, SUA IDEIA VALE R$ 1 MILHÃO, etc.

Andre Ghion

ANDRE GHION

Over 15 years of experience running digital companies, having had unique experiences and situations in startups, business development, e-commerce (B2B & B2C), flash sales, e-payments, M&A, and company turnaround. He is a pioneer in launching new business units and digital ventures for companies such as UOL, AOL TIME WARNER, VIDEOLAR.COM, and BUSCAPÉ COMPANY, among others.

Leonardo Palheres

LEONARDO PALHARES

Partner of Almeida Advogados. Specializes in public and corporate law, intellectual property, Internet/e-commerce, Internet ventures (M&A). Extensive experience in litigation (judicial, administrative, and arbitration) and contracts.

mentors

Pedro Guasti, with 15 years of experience in e-commerce, was responsible for structuring the Behavioral Marketing, Market Intelligence, and Corporate University Departments for Buscapé Company. As the co-founder of E-bit in 2000, he actively collaborates in the propagation and strengthening of e-commerce in Brazil, being one of the creators of the report WebShoppers. He graduated from Mackenzie Presbyterian University with a degree in Computer Technology, and he currently holds the positions of Chairman of the Board for Electronic Commerce FeComércio SP and VP of Institutional Relations for E-bit.

PEDRO GUASTI

VP OF  INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS  – E-BIT/BUSCAPÉ AND CHAIRMAN BOARD OF  E-COMMERCE OF FECOMERCIOSP

Amyris Fernandez is the owner of Knowledge Brokers, a design thinking, research, and design business. She is a research fellow in social communication for the University of São Paulo. She has a PhD in Social Communication from the Methodist University of São Paulo, having carried out part of her research at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, through the CAPES scholarship program. She has a Master's in E-Commerce from Rochester Institute of Technology. In a past life, she worked at large advertising, technology, and retail companies.

AMYRIS FERNANDEZ

PARTNER – KNOWLEDGE BROKERS

Guga is an expert in business development, digital marketing, and digital business management, with over 15 years of experience in business management in Internet and technology companies, on top of having participated in numerous successful projects in M&A and mobile. He went through UOL, IG, Microsoft, and BUSCAPÉ COMPANY.

GUILHERME STOCCO (GUGA)

KOOLEM VENTURE CAPITAL – PARTNER

Gui, as he is better known, is one of the founders of SaveMe, a company invested in by BUSCAPÉ COMPANY. He has a degree in marketing from the School of Higher Education in Advertising and Marketing and a postgraduate degree in administration.

GUILHERME WROCLAWSKI

FOUNDER – SAVEME

Entrepreneur by nature and possessing a Master's in E-Business from the University of Catalonia, Larrucea has over a decade of experience with startups in Europe and Latin America. Before joining Apontador as CMO, he headed the marketing departments of Brandsclub and Shoes4you (Brazilian startups inspired by international models). Until 2009, he worked at Dada.net, supporting the company's expansion in emerging markets.

JOSÉ LARRUCEA

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING DIGITAL – APONTADOR

Extensive experience in creating and managing digital products , web and mobile. Specializing in e-commerce and digital marketing . Worked in multinationals and startups such as UOL , TeRespondo , Yahoo , and Brandsclub Shoes4You .<br /> Master in Computer Science from Dalhousie University (Canada).

CARLOS FREITAS

Partner of Quantic – Digital Business

Current director at Buscapé Company - SaveMe, ModaIT and Startups, ex-director of Lomadee, teacher and consultant. He was an executive of companies such as UOL, Zip.Net, BOL, Yahoo!, WebTraffic and he was CEO of SuperDownloads.</p> <p>16 years as an executive in companies “brick and mortar” and over 15 years of digital business.

MIRKO MAYEROFF

DIRECTOR – BUSCAPE COMPANY

LEO was responsible for developing numerous mobile projects, including apps for BUSCAPÉ COMPANY.

LEONARDO CARDOSO

DIRECTOR MOBILE – BUSCAPE COMPANY

education

Maíra Habimorad is the president of Cia de Talentos. She studied international relations and economics at FAAP, is Coach certified by the Brazilian Association of Coaching, and is a commentator on the program Conta Corrente, on GloboNews, where on Mondays she talks about careers. She has over ten years of experience in recruitment, selection, and management of trainee, intern, and manager program development. She is absolutely passionate about her work, in which she sees young people finding and shining in the career of their dreams.

MAÍRA HABIMORAD

CEO – CIA DE TALENTOS

tourism

Pioneer and visionary in the startup world, Luciana is an icon in the tourism market, having founded GATEONE, the first online travel agency in Latin America, in 1994. She has a thorough understanding of the digital and tourism markets, as well as areas of strategic alliances, technology, and online media.

LUCIANA CARAN

Founder – BridgeON