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Our experience is to bring from the paper to the real world.

Who we are.
Our history.

Our investment team combines entrepreneurship experience in IT and Telecom sectors with executive posts in the financial market, besides a long history investing in public and closed companies, managing Telecom companies and executing  M&A transactions in the Brazilian market, ranging from small businesses to medium and large companies with annual revenue in the mark of US$ 300 million. Innovation, knowledge and confidence to do business are in our DNA.

Highly qualified professionals, certified by leading institutions in Brazil and developed career in big corporations.

Mauricio Lima

CEO e Co-founder

Graduated in Business Administration from FGV and holds an MBA from São Paulo Business School. He is responsible for the team coordination and investment activities and has successfully completed more than 30 M&A transactions in various sectors. Previously, he worked at Itaú Bank, Lloyds Bank and Latinvest Asset Management.

Guilherme Monteiro

Managing Director

Graduated in Business Administration from Insper and holds a postgraduate degree in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance from FIA. He is currently a venture capital and private equity fund manager and also responsible for local and international fundraising efforts. Previously, Guilherme worked at Swicorp in Dubai, where he worked on several M&A projects and at Itaú Bank’s risk, corporate credit and project finance departments.

Carlos Pessoa

Managing Director

B.A.in Business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Sao Paulo and post graduate degree from Columbia Business School. Specialization in new ventures from Harvard Business School.

Managing Director for Early Stage investments at InvestTech. Carlos was General Manager for Coursera in Latin America, Managing Director of Telefonica Open Future and Wayra in Brazil. He also worked for ten years at Endeavor Brazil and U.S. expanding operations in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Carlos was also board Member at Telefonica Foundation in Brazil and currently serves as board member at ACE, a leading startup accelerator in LatAm. Carlos is also co-chair of H2, a network for best practices of digital leaders based on Silicon Valley.

Marcio Passos


B.A.in Economics from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from Fuqua School of Business (Duke University). Executive Courses at Harvard University and Fundação Dom Cabral.

Managing Director for Growth Investments at InvestTech. Prior to Invest Tech, Marcio was a Partner at Gávea Investimentos, where he worked for 7 years. Before joining Gávea, Marcio was a Managing Director and COO of Ideiasnet S.A., a listed VC Fund for 1 year. Prior to Ideiasnet, Marcio assisted Invest tech in the structuring of its initial VC Fund and engaged in a few independent M&A transactions.

Previously, he worked for 4 years at Oi Participações where he worked in the M&A department and spearheaded the launch of Oi Internet. Additionally, Mr. Passos worked for 10 years in the financial market, at Banco Icatu and Banco Bozano, Simonsen.

During his career, he has participated in numerous boards and committees of companies in different sectors and stages.

Gustavo Soares

Investment Associate

Chartered Financial Analyst, graduated in Economics from Ibmec. He is currently the CFO of one of Fund II’s portfolio companies (Ahgora). He was previously a founding partner of FC Partners where he worked in financial advisory services to small and medium size companies, focused in M&A, project finance and financial consultancy. Prior to that, he worked at Itaú BBA as a credit analyst


João Traldi


Graduation in Business Administration at Fundação Getulio Vargas/SP. He also completed a six-month exchange program at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. At Invest Tech, he is responsible for monitoring portfolio companies and prospection of new opportunities.

Caroline Celich


Graduation in Economics at Insper. Caroline studied at Gothenburg University, Sweden for a year. At Invest Tech, Caroline is responsible for monitoring the portfolio companies and prospecting targets for Capital Tech VC.

Shareholders and Board Members

Executives with consolidated career, international experience and solid performance in the corporate world. Our shareholders are leading professionals.

Santiago Valbuena

Santiago hold a master degree and PhD in Economics from Northeastern University. He worked for 13 years in the Telefonica Group where he held the positions of Telefonica Latam President (3 years) and global CFO of Telefonica (9 years), where he was elected the best Spain CFO 2009 and Telecom Europe 2010. Previously, he served as Managing Director of Societe Generale Securities and Director of Analysis and Sales from Beta Capital MeesPierson. He also taught at Northeastern University, Boston, Universidad Complutense and Manchester Business School. He is also a shareholder of Europeo Banco de Negócios.

Gilmar Camurra

Gilmar graduated in Business Administration and Accounting with a corporate finance specialization course at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a CEO/Partner at Tesalia do Brasil Investimentos and Chaiman of the Board at Invest Tech. Previously, he served as CFO of Telefonica Group for 14 years. Mr. Camurra was also Director of HSBC, Executive Director at ABC Brasil and Vice President at Citibank. In addition, Gilmar participated in the board of directors of several companies.

Mauricio Lima

Mauricio Lima graduated in Business Administration FGV and holds an MBA from São Paulo Business School. He is responsible for the team coordination and investment activities and has successfully completed more than 30 M&A transactions in various sectors. Previously, he worked at Itaú Bank, Lloyds Bank and Latinvest Asset Management.