Who are we
Ana Paula worked for four years on the accounting, financial and fiscal areas at Barreiro Advogados, Votorantim Novos Negócios and Grupo IBOPE. Ana joined Vox in 2012, willing to contribute to create a more just World for her two children. She works with financial and administrative activities for Vox, financial monitoring of the portfolio companies and the office’s infrastructure. She holds accounting degree, is the loving mother of two: Matheus and Paloma, loves tattoos, a good workout session and every morning drinks her hibiscus tea. Ana is from the sign of Taurus, is stubborn, persisten and never gives up her dreams.
Antonio is passionate about the idea that the private sector can deliver a large positive impact to the World. He began his entrepreneurial path selling sandwiches at school, to pay for prom without asking his parents for money. He was highlighted one of Brazil’s most influential people by Exame in 2011 and by the Financial Times in 2013. He is a board member of the World Economic Forum in Latin America and also integrates the Social Finance Task Force. He got a degree in Public Administration at EAESP-FGV and studied at UC Berkeley and Babson College. Obsessed with Rachmaninoff, Antonio believes his new-born daughter is probably one of the people that has most listened to Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Concerto at her age.
Bernardo, holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Poli-USP. Seeking personal and professional growth, he decided to live in France, where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Université de Technologie de Compiègne with an internship at Continental Automotive purchasing department, in Toulouse.
When he returned to Brazil, he joined the Venture Capital universe during an internship at DGF Investments. At Vox Capital, Bernardo is responsible for analyzing portfolio companies' financials. Impact Businesses are his motivation to wake up everyday and contribute to a less unequal country.
Luckily, he makes craft beer and loves creating playlists. He also enjoys playing tennis, the smell of seawater and is passionate about languages. Besides Portuguese, English and Spanish, he also speaks French fluently.
Partner and Executive Director
With over 20 years of working experience, Daniel has participated on the start-up phase of the e-commerce company Submarino between 2000 and 2001 and has been working with initiaves for the low-income population since 2007, when he was an “intrapreneur” at Johnson & Johnson Brazil and an angel investor in a few companies. He is co-founder and Executive Director for Vox Capital since its inception in 2009. To support the impact investing ecosystem in Brazil, he helped launch the ANDE (Aspen Network of Develoment Entrepreneurs) Brazil Chapter and writes several articles about the sector. On his free time he practices yoga and plays the piano, so he can control his anxiety and not drive Vox’s team crazy.
Elisangela took her first professional step at age 15 as an apprentice at Banco do Brasil. As a hobby, she used to volunteer in an association that took care of socially vulnerable children and teens. She is passionate about drawing and photography, so it’s understandable that she can get in creative even with the flowers she picks up the street to create floral arrangements for the office. She is currently preparing to go to college, now that she made up her mind about applying to an accounting degree. It had never crossed her mind to do something related to Impact Investing, but she grew fond of Vox and now she is also passionate about contributing to creating a better world!
Erik has been stirring the Brazilian entrepreneurial scene since last century. He had the pleasure of cofounding and exiting a tech company, where, for over 10 years, he was involved on all its development stages. Nowadays, he wholeheartedly supports, and takes part in, Brazilian entrepreneurial programs and experiences. In 2012 he met Vox: an environment deeply aligned with his purposes; filled with a motivated team; expertise in technology; and a genuine desire to solve Brazil’s greatest issues. Erik holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from EE-UFMG, and completed his executive education at Babson College. He is addicted to the movies, and won’t go a day without exercise, so he can continue eating plenty of cake, like any good “mineiro”.
Gabriela graduated from Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil’s leading business School, among top of her class. During her undergraduate years, she got involved with social businesses at Consultoria Júnior Pública – FGV. There, she got in touch with Vox Capital’s inspiring mission and made her way in impact investing at only 19 via a volunteer summer job position. Today, she is the youngest associate at the venture capital firm and is currently in charge of pipeline generation and investment prospection. In less than 2 years, Gabriela has overseen more than 550 startups and developed close ties with the Brazilian entrepreneurship and social business ecosystems.
Gilberto has experience in finance, consulting, project management and organizational development in companies such as PwC and Vale. He joined Vox in 2011, shortly after leaving Moatize, a small village in Mozambique, where he worked in the mining company’s (Vale) first coal greenfield operation. Gilberto has a degree in Business Management from FEA-USP but should also be certified as Vox’s handyman. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and is one of the few Brazilian players of Ultimate Frisbee.
Jéssica took her first job at age 14. Her life got transformed when she was awarded a scholarship at PUC-SP, where she got a degree in Business and Management. In 2008, Jéssica got a job as a trainee at PwC, and accumulated eight years of consulting experience in business perations, leading mapping and process improvement projects. Recently, she returned to the classroom, as a MBA candidate at Insper. She also volunteered in youth development programs with public education students and at the Citizenship 101 program, from the British Columbia (Canadá) center of immigrants and refugees. Jéssica believes that rethinking the role of businesses and professionals, as agents of change, makes way to large-scale access to products and services that may change lives.At Vox, she is responsible for social impact and investment analysis. But her passions also include forró, and typical food from her homeland- much loved Bahia. Jéssica recently discovered arts and crafts and pilates as a balancing force to her mind and body, to hopefully make her less clumsy.
Connected to the entrepreneurship and innovation worlds since the beginning of her Career, Julia broke a business, worked in investment banking, private equity and helped structuring Prof Muhamad Yunus' company in Brazil, where she put in practice her background of investments and business development. She joined Vox to add mostly on these two areas. Julia plays the piano and tennis since she was 5 years old e continues nurturing her passion for music and sports. Today, her newest challenge is kitesurfing! Also, she loves themes like creativity, photography and fashion and is addicted to movies, animations and the world of Walt Disney. Julia holds a Bachelor degree in business administrationn from FGV-SP, studied at the University of Mannheim in Germany and at the Disney Institute in California.