Pedro Franceschi *
Pedro Franceschi is Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Brex — a company reimagining financial systems so every growing company can realize their full potential and take control of their spend and business as they scale. At the age of 12, Pedro was the first person to “jailbreak” the iPhone 3G in Brazil and subsequently was the first person to build software to make Apple’s Siri virtual assistant speak in Portuguese. At age 14, he built a popular window manager for Apple’s iPad allowing users to manage multiple applications simultaneously – a process previously impossible. As a Brazilian entrepreneur, Pedro built Pagar.me along with his co-founder Henrique Dubugras, being responsible for all technology and operations and scaling the company to a leading position in the Brazilian payments ecosystem. In the fall of 2016, Pedro and Henrique sold Pagar.me and enrolled at Stanford University only to then leave and found Brex in 2017. The company has already raised approximately $940 million in equity financing from top-tier investors.