Former partner and private equity fund manager at Bozano Investimentos
Former partner and Private Equity fund manager at Bozano Investimentos from 2013 to April of 2018. Prior to that, he was the founding partner responsible for the Private Equity practice at BR Investimentos from 2007 to 2013, when BR Investimentos merged with asset management companies Mercatto and Trapezus to create Bozano Investimentos. Mr. Gomes has worked in the Private Equity industry in Brazil since 1999, when he became the CEO of Innovate, an investment vehicle of Banco Opportunity created to pursue investments in internet start-up companies. Mr. Gomes was also the CEO of W-Aura, an Opportunity investee company that pioneered mobile internet in Brazil. The Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology granted Mr. Gomes the title of Constructor of the Brazilian Internet as a recognition of his pioneering work in founding the Brazilian Research Network, or RNP, a government organization that created and operated the first backbone of the Brazilian internet. Mr. Gomes has also worked at TV Globo, a major media & television group in Brazil, as the head of research and development, responsible for developing computer graphics technology for media and television applications. He has a Masters and a PhD degree in mathematics from Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (Brazil), or IMPA, where he worked actively for several years as a scientist, developing computer graphics, and conducting vision and image process research. While at IMPA, he also founded the Computer Graphics Laboratory Visgraf and sponsored the Masters and PhD programs in the area. Mr. Gomes has published widely in the areas on computer graphics, both in Brazil and in the United States. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and is currently a board member of IMPA and Muxi. He is also a board member of AfferoLab and of the public companies Somos Educação (formerly Abril Educação) and Anima Educação.