our vision of investiments
Smart Money Ventures
We are investors in early-stage startups, but they already have some traction and monetization.
As a business model, we value Marketplaces and networked solutions.
We are not restricted to theses, but we prefer business in TechEd, FinTech, InsurTech, Tourism, Urban Mobility and Optimization in B2B processes.
We are located in São Paulo, but we prefer startups, entrepreneurs and theses with a strong global bias.
Our investments are focused on Angel and Seed rounds. The amounts invested are between BRL 400,000 and BRL 1,500,000, with an ideal BRL 800,000.
We were entrepreneurs, focused on what we know and business we can help!
We invest money, experience and networking, but let's go! In a non-intrusive way, we live the daily life of companies to help us with quick answers and the constant search for success!
helping entrepreneurs needs experience on field
Meet the Head of Investments
With a Computer Engineering degree from Unicamp and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas, I am a seasoned entrepreneur, educator and investor.
I co-founded of Movile, one of Brazil’s major startup success cases and a global leader in mobile commerce with important investments in content distribution platforms and Online-To-Offline (O2O) applications in the segments of children's education and other mobile content, food delivery, ticketing and cloud logistics.
In the Silicon Valley, I learned about the Lean Startup and Customer Discovery methodology from its creator and serial entrepreneur, Steve Blank. I was first a student, then an entrepreneur in residence, and finally a certified educator.
Upon returning to Brazil, I led the Market Intelligence and Strategy unit at Promon’s telco arm, Tropico, and was invited to be a visiting professor at the Unicamp's Institute of Computing. I led the very first Lean Startup and Entrepreneurship course within the Computer Science and Engineering curricula.