Join this unique dialogue with our guests speakers and BayBrazil board members & advisors


Anderson Thees

Chairman of the Board

Anderson Thees is Managing Director and co-founder of Redpoint, 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.



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.


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.



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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BayBrazil Board Member

Harald Batista is currently assisting several Silicon Valley startups, including Appko, Fankix, Bayesco, with Financing and Marketing Strategies. He is a board member at two Canadian companies: Prophecy Platinum and Prophecy Coal.


Founder & CEO   



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. 




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. 



Founder & CEO


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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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.

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Antoine colaco


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.

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bibiana leite

PHead of Content Partnerships


At YouTube Bibiana leads a high performing organization serving thousands of creators, media companies, and music artists, driving growth, and exceeding quarterly targets for creator/customer engagement and satisfaction.



Daniela Jorge

Sr. VP Global Design&User Research


Daniela is responsible for Global Design for PayPal, Xoom, and Venmo and is leading a team of 150+ of designers and researchers responsible for creating meaningful and cohesive end-to-end experiences through a deep understanding of PayPal’s customers and exceptional design.


Guilherme Horn

Chief Innovation Officer LATAM


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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steve ciesinski


SRI International

As president of SRI, Stephen jointly develops SRI strategy with the CEO and ensures that corporate resources and talent are aligned with supporting SRI’s research needs. He also serves as president of Global Partnerships at SRI, identifying and securing SRI’s business opportunities in domestic and international markets; U.S. and foreign government agencies; and R&D-based universities