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 Anibal Messa


Anibal Messa has 14 years of experience in Private Equity/Venture Capital and 8 years as a consultant at McKinsey & co. and Bain & co. Performed one of the biggest “exits” to date in the Brazilian VC community, through the sale of BuscaPe, a Brazilian search company, in a first tranche to Boston-based Fund Great Hill Partners, and later to Naspers from South Africa with proceeds in excess of US$342 million.Anibal was also an Investment Director at Temasek Holdings – an Asian sovereign wealth investment house, having established the Brazilian Office in 2008 and executed the office´s flagship investments, such as: LAN Airlines, Netshoes and Visanet. Anibal also has a diversified executive experience, having worked for Delco Electronics, a GM Hughes company, ABN/AMRO Bank and Royal Dutch/Shell.Anibal received a BA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, studied at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, is a CFA chart-holder and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has served as a board member director of Netshoes, BuscaPe Inc. and boo-box.


 Antônio Prado 


Co-founder of Plataforma Capital with more than 15 years of experience in Private Equity/VC.Investor in BuscaPe, Latin Americal’s leading price comparison mechanism. Participated in several private equity deals while at Chase Capital Partners (CCP). Board member of Ferroban and BuscaPe.Antonio developed his professional career in large, first-tier companies: mining (Vale), renewable fuels (Cosan, Copersucar, BP Biofuels), private equity (Chase Capital Partners), management consulting (A.T. Kearney, Booz-Allen) and semi-durable goods (Multibrás/Whirlpool).Antonio has a BS from ITA – Aeronautical Technological Institute and MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.