Carlos Pessoa Filho

Country Manager of Wayra Brazil

Carlos Pessoa Filho is currently the Country Manager of Wayra Brazil, a startup accelerator supported by Telefonica. Carlos has started to getting involved with high-impact entrepreneurship and startups for more than twelve years, in Brazil and ten other emerging economies.

From analyzing business plans to mentoring entrepreneurs, Carlos has extensive experience in dealing with common venture creation and growth challenges: financing, recruiting, expansion, strategy and governance.

Carlos has worked for Endeavor Initiative for 10 years both in Sao Paulo and in the US fostering high-impact entrepreneurship on a global level. Carlos also worked at Proteus Security leading its international expansion area focusing on Latin America, USA and Middle East. Carlos holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo and also has specialization from Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School.