Paulo de Rezende
Paulo has 20 years of investing experience, both in Venture Capital and Private Equity. From 2000 to 2007, as an early-stage venture capitalist at Zone Ventures working with Tim Draper, where he managed investments in over 30 portfolio companies across 3 funds, securing successful exits with DivX (IPO) and NevenVision (sold to Google).
In 2008, he returned to his native Brazil, where he developed the investment thesis, solicited investors, and raised US$225 million for a growth equity fund targeted at the Brazilian energy supply chain (logistics, automation and control systems, capital goods and specialized services). The fund invested in offshore logistics providers with a combined enterprise value of over US$2.5 billion. Since 2016, he has been a director and advisory board member at Humanitas360 Institute, a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to fostering citizen engagement in Latin America.
Currently Paulo is raising an impact fund for early-stage investments in Brazil and is supporting startup ecosystem development initiatives in Australia, Brazil, India, and Pakistan.
Previously, Paulo worked and lived in Brazil, Switzerland, Slovakia and Germany. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.