When you decide to become CEO of any company, even with state-of-the-art products and daily dedication, your only mission is to solve the problem of your client. People don’t care how much you dedicate yourself. If you do not solve any problem, nothing matters. With the absurd flow of information we have today, we are attentive about the details to achieve solutions that consumers need.
Something that has always interested me was to know what great entrepreneurs have accomplished in their lives when younger. It fascinates me to read their biographies. I’m the kind of person that walks with a book under my arm or inside the backpack. I also try to document my accomplishments and I quote below my years from the most recent:
- With 24 years, we celebrated 2 years since launching InEvent with a 7x growth (YoY). We solidified the platform as a suite of solutions (check-in, access control, logistics, etc) instead of just being an interactive app. I got my HSK 1 certificate and traveled to China with a scholarship! We closed more than 250 clients, such as Santander, Bayer, Coca-Cola and others. We held our first conference and hired InEvent’s first VPs. I started participating in LIDE Futuro.
- With 23 years, InEvent achieved 8x growth (YoY). We expanded our team from 3 to 10 people. We brought major clients on board, such as Endeavor, Albert Einstein Hospital, Stefanini, GMIC, SEBRAE, GSMD, Monsanto, etc. We were awarded internationally and nationally, both in Brazil and in the United States. I moved to São Paulo. I started to learn Chinese once and for all.
- With 22 years, we were selected for Lisbon Challenge, a 3-month acceleration program in Europe. The program, which only covered local costs, forced us to invest our own resources in tickets and housing. Incredible as it was, the value was exactly what we had received from our first customer. We continued developing the app and at the end of the year we got our second client, Rakuten.
- With 21 years, Garça was not going very well and we agreed to build a registration system for an academic week. The system was ready in less than 10 days and we were paid incredible 100 reais. We continued developing the app, now called InEvent , and we worked with a few more academic weeks. At the end of the year we completed our first contract worth 11,000 reais. At the time Nivaldo decided to leave and Neris and Giordano (classmates at USP) became partners in the project. We also decided to close Garça operations.
- With 20 years, to stiffen my interpersonal abilities, such as being a better negotiator and streaking better deals, I’ve became a active participant of the Junior Enterprise Movement in Brazil, first being a analyst at EESC jr. and then a business advisor at FEJESP . People tend to work really hard, but overall I made some really good friends! Me and Nivaldo also founded Garça this year, an application that allowed people to order without the waiter, including being able to do this before arriving at the restaurant. Throughout our journey we got about 10 clients, the main one being Downtown Bar, São Carlos’ entrepreneur bar.
- With 19 years, I finally had the liberty I always wanted (not only I was free from high school but I also started living on my own), but, as every magic trick, things don’t stay magically forever. The course itself was a bad fit for me because I wanted to be a Software Engineer and not a Computer Engineer. The difference on wording may be small, but the content certainly isn’t, and so, after two years, I was really frustrated. I had funded my second company (Trilha) with Nivaldo (a classmate), but my academic life needed to change, so I decided to take an exchange program (BSWB) for a year. I was approved, but unfortunately wasn’t for the university I wished, so I declined the offer and approached Brazil as the environment where I would grow professionally.
- With 18 years, I chose to leave my partnership at AccountPremium. I studied my ass off while I was in high school and so I became a student of USP at São Carlos. In Brazil the best universities are public, fully financed by the government and open to anyone willing to take the entrance exams. I loved writing code but, still, I had to learn all the unnecessary subjects so I could enter a good university.
- With 17 years, AccountPremium reached its top with 150tb of downloads and 10k active users in a single month. We had a dedicated connection of 400mbit with OVH servers (in France). We brought a new partner to the business. At that time I started to get interested in the development of mobile applications, launching a first iOS app called Argumento.
- With 16 years, we launched AccountPremium at my birthday’s month. We started with a base of 45 clients. Over the years we have expanded the services offered to include Rapidshare, Easyshare, 4shared and even torrents. The server crashed virtually every day. The support was by MSN. We started doing commercials at movie forums to reach more potential customers.
- With 15 years, Megaupload blocked all premium accounts that we were sharing. Without a solution, I presented the problem to the community and a user named Felipe (who would become my partner) suggested we should create a proxy. Not knowing what it was, I researched and I discovered it was basically a middleman. So we created AccountPremium. Felipe brought his programming skills and I brought clients. At that time I began to discover what was programming. I also began learning Spanish.
- With 14 years, got involved in a community in Orkut that tried to get premium accounts on Megaupload for free. I participated in a group that deposited 5 reais in the thread creator’s account and he bought a premium account for us to share. It worked very well! When the creator decided to leave, I decided to take over and the business grew to more than 150 people, which brought me 300 reais in profit monthly.
- With 13 years, I bought a grill during summer with money borrowed from my father and was selling meat sticks in front of the family butcher’s shop. At the end I paid the grill and I even kept 50 reais!
- With 12 years, played “bafo”, got “tazos” from my colleagues (those from Elma Chips) during recess and then resold back to them. Stopped when the coordinator punished me because a boy I couldn’t stand losing. I began to study English at this time.
Língua Nativa [Desde que nasci]
Avançado – Certificado de Inglês Avançado (CAE) por Cambridge ESOL Examination [Dez/2010]
Avançado – Certificado de proficiência em Inglês pelo TOEFL (104 pontos de 120) [Setembro/2012]
Intermediário - Diplomas de Espanhol como Língua Estrangeira (DELE) [Mai/2009]
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'Be humble but do not hide from your merits' - Unknown author