FEATURED SPEAKER


 
 
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Mike Krieger

Co-founder & CTO

Instagram

Mike has played a role in building the Instagram mobile apps, scaling the Instagram infrastructure to over 700 million active users, and recruiting the Instagram engineering team. He was born in São Paulo, Brazil and studied Symbolic Systems at Stanford.

 
 

GUESTS SPEAKERS


 
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Amb. Pedro Borio

Consul General

Consulate General of Brazil in SF

Ambassador Borio has been a career diplomat since 1976. He was Head of Public Affairs at Embassy of Brazil, Washington, 1993-1998; Secretary of Brazilian Mission to UN, New York, 1983-1986; Advisory Office of the President, Brasilia, 1990-1992.

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Anderson Thees

Chairman of the Board

Anderson Thees is Managing Director and co-founder of Redpoint e.ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on the Internet.Its partners include funds from Silicon Valley, as well as a global network of sister funds in China, Russia, Germany and Japan.

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ANDY TSAO

Managing Director

Silicon Valley Bank

Andy is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank’s Global Gateway, which assists innovation companies in the emerging markets with their US and intl. market expansion. Andy also leads SVB Global PE Services.

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Anima Anandkumar


Principal Scientist

Amazon Web Services

Anima’s interests are in the areas of large-scale machine learning, non-convex optimization and high-dimensional statistics. She is the recipient of several awards such as the Alfred. P. Sloan Fellowship, Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, NSF Career, Google research award..

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Antoine colaco

Partner

Valor Capital Group

Prior to joining Valor, Antoine was at Google for 9 years serving in a wide range of capacities. He was most recently COO of Global Partnerships, supporting all of Google’s partnerships. Previously, he established Google’s India presence and was the COO for APAC and LATAM regions.

AVANISH SAHAI

VP Worldwide ISV &

Tech Alliances ServiceNow

Avanish is an India-born, Brazil-raised, US-educated senior tech executive. Before ServiceNow, he was VP at insidesales, CPO at Demandbase and held leadership positions at Oracle, McKinsey and Salesforce.

 
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dalar vartanians

Machine Learning Engineer

 Tesla

Valar is a firm believer in the power of AI and its potential for positive impact on humanity when led in the right direction! She graduated with a MSEE with emphasis on intelligent systems, robotics and control from UC San Diego.

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Eric acher

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

monashees+

Besides leading monashees+, a technology VC firm founded in 2005 and based in São Paulo, Eric also serves on the boards of Conta Azul, Neoway, Enjoei, Oppa, VivaReal, EduK and Bidu, among other portfolio companies.

FRED ASLAN

Founder & CEO

 Adavium Medical

Fred is an accomplished health care industry expert leading the largest Brazilian medical equipment/diagnostics company. He is also Board Member at BayBrazil & VP at Venrock, the VC arm of Rockefeller family.

 
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Guilherme Horn

Chief Innovation Officer LATAM

 Accenture

Before Accenture Guilherme was an entrepreneur for more than 20 years. He founded 6 startups and among them two of the most successful cases in fintech space in Brazil: Agora  & Orama.

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janos veres

Program Manager

 Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Janos leads PARC's Novel and Printed Electronics Program exploring the Future of Electronics. He holds a Ph.D. in Solid State Electronics and is passionate about the future of manufacturing and the new ecosystems enabled by digital tech. 

 

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jean Christian Mies

Sr. Vice President

 Adyen LATAN

Jean is responsible for building and expanding Adyen’s presence in Latin America and has worked in the Payment, Internet and Technology industries for more than 15 years. He leadsAdyen's regional team of payments experts working in various fields.

 
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MARCO Camhaji

CEO

 Adianta

Marco is leading Adianta with significant experience both as an operator and investor. Prior to Adianta, he was a Partner at Redpoint eventures, one of the most successful VC funds in LatAm. He also held positions as CFO at Movile, Apontador and NetMovies.

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MARCO DE MELLO

Founder & CEO

 PSafe

Marco co-founded PSafe with a mission to provide digital security and privacy solutions for end-users, initially in Brazil, and later all of the Americas. PSafe is the dominant provider in the Americas today with over 100 million installations on Android phones

MARGARISE CORREA

Founder & CEO   

BayBrazil

 

Margarise founded BayBrazil in 2010 to build the Brazilian-American tech hub in Silicon Valley and nurture entrepreneurial ecosystems. Before that she worked 7 years as TV broadcast journalist in Brazil. 

 

 

NELSON MATTOS 

BayBrazil

Board Member

Nelson has a 30-year career as a tech executive. He was Google’s VP for Europe and Emerging Markets, an IBM Distinguished Engineer and VP for IT, and a Professor at University of Kaiserslautern. 

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Pedro sorrentino

Co-founder & Managing Director

ONE VC

Pedro leads ONE VC, a seed-stage firm focused on investing in immigrant founders in Silicon Valley. He started his career in VC as an associate at FundersClub. In 18 months, Pedro sourced 9 deals, co-investing with SoftTech VC, RedPoint, AH, YC.

RON CZERNY

Founder & CEO

PlayPhone

Ron serves as the visionary behind Playphone (aquired by GungHo, Softbank Group).  He was the co-founder of the Brazilian Video Game Association and Chairman of Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF). He's also a BayBrazil Board Member. 

 
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Roy glasberg

Founder, Global Manager

Google Global Accelerator

Roy leads the Google Global Accelerator and the Launchpad startup program (Bangalore, Sao Paulo, Jakarta, Mexico City) & Head of Google Launchpad Space in San Francisco. Previously, he was Head of Campus TLV, Developer Relations lead Israel and Europe at Google.

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Sergio BRONSTEIN 

Corporate and M&A

Veirano Advogados

Sergio leads the PE/VC practice group of Veirano Advogados, having worked on several deals involving startups. He is an active member of Endeavor (High Impact Recognition Award). He holds an LL.M degree at Berkeley.

 

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Sergio furio

Founder & CEO

Creditas

Sergio leads Creditas, a digital lending platform focused on disrupting the Brazilian secured lending space. The company is backed by international VCs and aims to provide low borrowing costs by bringing technology to the inefficient real estate and auto finance markets.

 
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SIDDHARTHA SINGH

CFO & COO

StartX

StartX, is a Stanford-affiliated nonprofit in Silicon Valley that runs one of the world’s top startup accelerator program. Before StartX, he was with Citibank for 10 years serving in various leadership capacities. His last role was national head for Retail at Citibank. 

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Thiago Bonini

Partner

Yellow Ventures

Besides his role at Uber, Vicente is a BayBrazil Board Member. Previously, he worked 6 years at LinkedIn as Director of Engineering, and 8 years at VeriSign (now Symantec) as Director of Product Management.

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Tom Annau

Senior Director

Microsoft Research

Tom is developing new algorithms for machine learning at Microsoft Research. He has started two companies, led engineering teams at Google, and has worked on a wide range of technologies including search, big data, computer vision, and virtual reality.

 
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VICENTE SILVEIRA

Head of Fraud

Data Science  at Uber

Besides his role at Uber, Vicente is a BayBrazil Board Member. Previously, he worked 6 years at LinkedIn as Director of Engineering, and 8 years at VeriSign (now Symantec) as Director of Product Management.