Prior to founding Redpoint eventures, the first Brazilian venture capital fund established in collaboration with Silicon Valley VC firms, Anderson Thees was the CEO of Apontador, the leading local search and geolocation company in Brazil. He previously launched and led the Latin American internet conglomerate for Naspers/NIH. Earlier in his career, he worked as a technology entrepreneur and a software developer in Brazil and Switzerland. While at Naspers, Anderson invested in and held executive positions in large companies such as Buscapé and Movile. Prior to Naspers, he was an Investment Officer at Eccelera, a venture capital fund.
Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Unicamp, a MBA from Yale University, and a certificate from Stanford University’s executive education program.
Since 2013, he has been a board member and currently serves as the chairman of BayBrazil’s executive board and since 2003 has been a volunteer mentor at Endeavor’s Venture Corp.
Carol Strobel is the Operating Partner and Investor Relations at Redpoint eventures. Carol has huge experience in the startup and innovation ecosystem. She has been the Legal Director of Intel Capital for Latin America, focusing on Venture Capital, Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions for over a decade. She also worked as director of innovation at Restoque, responsible for proprietary technologies, new business models and digital transformation. She holds a master’s degree in International Business Law from the University of Sheffield, UK and a bachelor’s degree from the Federal University of Paraná School of Law. She used to be an advisor to ABVCAP (Brazilian Association of Venture Capital and Private Equity (ABVCAP) and is an Advisor to Anjos do Brasil.
Fabio Frascino is the CFO of Redpoint eventures. He began his career as a telecommunications engineer at NEC and served as an IT consultant at Accenture, where he worked on projects for leading financial institutions such as BBVA, Bradesco, Citibank, Santander and Unibanco. Subsequently, he worked directly in the financial markets, in large corporations, as a structured products manager, a derivative trader for the financial markets and as a private banker. Alongside his career in the financial markets, he taught various finance-related subjects at Insper, where he lectured in the postgraduate field of financial management for 12 years, and at Ibmec-RJ, where he taught about financial derivatives, risk management and corporate finance in the MBA program. He has served as a professor at FK-Partners, with preparatory courses for CFA and CGA certifications. Fabio holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the Mauá Institute of Technology and an MBA from Insper.
FlavioCorporate Venture Officer
Nominated as one of the “Most Creative People in Business 2012” by Fast Company magazine, Flavio Pripas is accelerating the digital transformation of large startup-investing corporations through Redpoint eventures. Prior to joining the Redpoint eventures team, Flavio designed and led Cubo, a transformational project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Brazil that quickly became the most important initiative in the local ecosystem and the world’s second largest entrepreneurial hub. Previously, he founded and sold two companies and has extensive experience in corporate environments: He was an IT leader at JPMorgan Brazil, a development leader at Credit-Suisse Hedging-Griffo and an IT leader at JPMC Vastera Latin America. In 1997, he was responsible for the first 100 percent web-based supply chain management system in Latin America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC / SP) and an MBA from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).
JeffPartner Fund Redpoint eventures
As a partner at Redpoint eventures, Jeff Brody invests in consumer and large [CK3] companies created by inspired founders that target exceptional markets. He is highly motivated by the development of markets and business models not yet imagined. His specific areas of interest include marketplaces, mobile business, networked hardware services and financial innovations. His current investments include: BitGo, Brandless, Global Playground, HomeAway (AWAY), Kodiak Networks, PSafe, Receivables Exchange and Viajanet. Some of his notable previous investments are: Concur Technologies (CNQR), Danger, Fraud Sciences, GetThere (GTHR), LifeSize Communications, Loopnet (LOOP), mySimon, NextCard (NXCD), Onebox, ViaVideo, Web TV and ZING Systems.
Prior to joining Redpoint eventures[CK4] , he worked at Brentwood Venture Capital, Comdisco Ventures and Crosspoint Venture Partners. Earlier in his career, Jeff co-founded a mobile telecommunications company and served as a field engineer at Schlumberger Ltd. in Europe and Africa.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and is a member of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He is currently chair of the Venture Capital Subcommittee of the Stanford Business School Trust.
Prior to collaborating with Redpoint eventures, Manoel Lemos served as Chief Digital Officer at Grupo Abril, the second largest media conglomerate in Brazil. Earlier in his career, he worked as a software engineer, solution architect, and internet specialist for local businesses, the Brazilian government and the European community.
As an entrepreneur, Manoel founded and developed BlogBlogs, the world’s largest Portuguese blog indexer, which was bought by Abril/Naspers, giving rise to WebCo, Brazil’s first Web 2.0 product development startup, with a culture strongly inspired by Silicon Valley. Manoel led WebCo as its founder and CEO.
Prior to BlogBlogs, Manoel was the CTO of Hypercom Brazil, a leading provider of payment solutions for the credit card and banking industries. He is the founder and Chief Maker at Fazedores.com, the first portal dedicated to the Brazilian Maker Movement community, which aims to promote culture in the country and to be a hub for local makers to exchange ideas, collaborate and promote their projects.
Manoel holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Unicamp, where he worked as a researcher for several years and started a master’s degree in high-performance computing. He holds an ACE from the Sloan Business School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has attended executive education programs in media strategy at Harvard Business School and venture investment at the Hass Business School at the University of California, Berkeley.
MathiasPartner Fund E.Ventures
Mathias Schilling is co-founder and Managing Partner of e.ventures. He is currently responsible for the company’s investments in companies such as Angie’s List, AppFolio, Eucalyptus, Groupon, Shango, Sonos and Yume Networks. He began his career at Bertelsmann, Europe’s largest media company, where he worked on various mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, including Amazon, AOL Studios, Barnes & Noble.com and CompuServe. In 1997, he joined the founding team to create the venture capital firm BV Capital (now known as e.ventures), where he became Managing Partner in 2004.
Mathias was born and raised in Switzerland and is a German citizen. He holds a master’s degree in Finance from the University of St. Gallen, one of Europe’s leading business schools. He serves as a director of the Dignity Fund and the Discovery Museum in San Francisco.
Graduated in Economic Sciences from Insper, Paula started her career in 2008 at Rio Bravo Investimentos, an independent manager and pioneer in the Real Estate Funds (FII) market. After a brief stint with the Real Estate / FII team, she joined the Private Equity team, where she stayed for about 3 years. Following her studies, she has got a Masters Degree in Financial Economics from Maastricht University (Netherlands), with a thesis focused on Sustainability and Green Building Economics. Following her return to Brazil, she assumed the position of Operations Coordinator at Pátria Investimentos, one of the largest alternative asset managers in Latin America and a pioneer in the Private Equity market in Brazil. Over the course of 6 years, it has participated in the main transactions of the house’s PE Funds, including acquisitions, divestments and IPO. In May 2019, she joined the Redpoint eventures team as Compliance Officer, where she is responsible for the Fund’s management policies and oversight of its Funds.
Rodrigo Baer is one of Brazil’s venture capital pioneers. He joined Redpoint eventures’ investment team in June 2014, with five years of expertise in technology investments in Latin America. In 2010, he co-founded Warehouse Investimentos, one of the pioneering venture capital firms in Brazil, where he led deal sourcing. Prior to that, Rodrigo was a consultant for early stage and medium-sized technology companies in Brazil with Centria Partners and worked at Aurora Funds, a venture capital fund for healthcare services in the United States.
Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and Value Partners serving leading telecom, retail and CPG companies in Latin America. Between investments in startups and consulting, he launched a startup and led another project at an early stage.
Rodrigo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Prior to joining the Redpoint eventures team, Romero Rodrigues was co-founder and CEO of Buscapé, a comparison shopping service, launched in 1999. As CEO, Romero led more than 20 acquisitions (from payment to classifieds) and helped the company to raise four rounds of investment. In 2009, Naspers, the South African group, acquired 91 percent shares of Buscapé in a valuation of $ 374 million. In November 2013, Romero took over as Global CEO of Comparison Shopping at Naspers, managing businesses in 3 continents and 18 countries.
He also dedicates his time to Endeavor, a nonprofit organization, where he acts as a donor, mentor and served as board member from 2012 to 2018. Currently he is a board member of ABFintechs, Viajanet, Pismo, Repassa, Vittude, Kzas and Housi. Previously he served several boards, including listed companies such as TOTVS in São Paulo and Wayfair in New York.
As an angel investor in the past, Romero invested in 25 startups in Brazil, United States, UK and South Africa.
Romero holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) and GSB SEP from Stanford University