Michel is a Director at Qualcomm Ventures and focuses on investments in Latin America, across various domains.
Before Qualcomm Ventures he was a General Manager for Latam at Eventbrite, COO at Easy Taxi and CFO for Latam at Rocket Internet. Prior to these roles, Michel worked for Stratus Investimentos, a middle market focused Private Equity firm based in Brazil.
Michel holds a bachelor’s degree in production engineering from Mauá Institute of Technology.
Outside the Office
In his spare time, Michel enjoys reading books, running marathons and playing video games.
Provider of an application to request and book taxis. The company develops a mobile application for customers to book taxis online through their smartphones, using its geo-location feature, connecting drivers and passengers across Brazil.
Founded in 2011, Azion enables you to build and run serverless applications at the edge of the network or your own premises, closer to users and devices. Azion’s Edge Computing Platform is ideal for applications that requires low latency response times or real-time data processing and addresses some of the most complex computing and networking challenges, including availability, performance, scalability and security of mission-critical services. Considered by Gartner, Forrester and IDC as one of the top 10 technology trends impacting infrastructure and operations, Edge Computing delivers innovative mission-critical services needed to build the future of e-commerce, games, finance, media and applications such as IoT, AI , 5G, augmented reality (RA) and virtual reality (RV).
Loggi is a fast online delivery service that connects you directly with the courier via mobile phones or computers. Through Loggi’s website, you have the option of asking for a courier quickly, following his path in real time and having your order delivered in little time, with agility that only our couriers can offer.
NuvemShop provides a full-stop shop platform that allows merchants to setup, manage, and promote their digital businesses easily and on any device, connecting every possible sales channel using one single point of administration.
Arable helps the most innovative companies in agriculture to optimize decisions and understand crop outcomes through better data. The company’s integrated hardware, agronomic modeling, and software suite enables farmers, agronomists, researchers, processors, and food companies to understand the full crop system at the plant, field, and regional level, which helps to reduce risk, improve productivity, and optimize for sustainability..
Offering heavy duty trucking services for corporations
CargoX is a high technology company that offers heavy duty trucking services for corporations. CargoX enables over 250,000 truck owner operators to make use of their excess capacity and avoid empty return trips. As a result, it is able to cut down CO2 emissions and reduce the amount of empty trucks on the roads. Additionally, truckers increase profitability and freight owners save up to 20% in transportation costs.
CargoX takes away the bureaucracy and complexity associated to the trucking business. The company guarantees the high quality of its trucking network, processes payments, and offers freight insurance. By enabling better monitoring of trucks via mobile tracking /GPS and automating most manual processes associated with the trucking business, CargoX is able to provide a higher quality client service and increase safety.
Cobli is a fleet management startup that uses Internet of Things (IoT) and AI to help make a company’s field operations more efficient and integrated into other parts of the supply chain. With the goal of increasing its clients’ productivity through cutting-edge technology, Cobli optimizes deliveries, services and field operations through an integrated logistics ecosystem.
Hilab is a LATAM startup offering an online platform for laboratory testing services. The company developed Hilab, consisting of an IoT device that performs blood tests and a cloud-based platform that delivers lab reports in real-time. The technology solves a clear pain point in emerging markets: having lab exams is expensive and time-consuming for most Brazilian patients.
The company aims to disrupt a $13bi industry by providing a fast and convenient experience. With Hilab, the blood test can be performed directly at a physician clinic or in a drugstore. After collecting a few drops of blood, the collected sample is processed and tested inside a disposable capsule. A digitalized version of the sample is sent to the cloud, where medical experts (helped by proprietary AI algorithms) prepare a lab report. The whole process (from blood collection until delivered lab report) usually takes less than 10 minutes.
Identity fraud is a billion dollar problem in Brazil, generating compliance and regulatory rules that stop business operations from easily scaling up while maintaining security and User Experience. ID Wall products use machine learning and other cutting edge solutions to provide clients with answers to those problems in the best possible way.
Ingresse is a mobile ticketing company that enables people to discover and buy tickets to the latest events.
Mandaê is transforming the way Brazilian individuals and small businesses ship their stuff. Our drivers will pick up whatever you need to ship, then bring them to our warehouse to be professionally packaged and shipped off with the best transporters. Mandaê is the first platform in Brazil to allow individuals and small-volume shippers to have their objects shipped with the same, high-quality private carriers used by the largest companies and e-commerce businesses. Mandaê is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.
Memed is a platform for digital drug prescription in Brazil. Physicians and health professionals use Memed to access a detailed pharmaceutical database and to deliver prescriptions to patients. Memed further allows patients to manage prescriptions and purchase medicines through a smartphone application.
Mercos is a technology company from Joinville, Brazil, which develops sales force solutions for trade representatives, distributors companies and industries all around the country. Our goal is to create an unique platform to improve and optimize the sales process, from orders made by reps until the sales strategies developed by managers. 90K companies already used the sales software and the apps available for Android and iOS.
Provider of an online marketplace for residential rentals in Brazil. The company enables a self-service, end-to-end online experience for both tenants and landlords.
Zoop provides a mobile payment platform allowing electronic payments to be processed remotely.
Strider is a leading provider of IoT solutions for crop farmers to improve farm management and control. Strider’s mobile-enabled offerings include software and hardware for data collection on the fields, as well as SaaS platforms for management and decision making. Strider allows farmers to collect real-time data from the field, improving productivity and reducing waste.