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partners for the fighters, the underdogs and the visionaries

we support Brazilian tech companies with proven product-market-fit and scalable business model in their growth stage

ETHOS

WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF BRAZILIAN
ENTREPRENEURS

Brazil’s talented, innovative, and resilient entrepreneurs have been responsible for the country’s development despite challenging political, regulatory, economic, and funding environment

 

Our goal is to empower these extraordinary execution-first - not fundraising-first - entrepreneurs in the journey to make their dreams a reality

WE LOVE SOLID, SCALABLE BUSINESS MODELS

WE WANT TO BE PARTNERS, NOT PASSIVE INVESTORS

Our mission is to collaborate with our founders to get to that next level of growth. By leveraging our experience with high growth technology companies, we provide strategic guidance and operational support

 

We enjoy being the first institutional capital to support the evolution of our partners’ business maturity

We have a philosophical aversion to massive cash-burning, low capital productivity companies

 

Our strong preference is for companies that were built with a thoughtful culture and mindset to be resilient and efficient from the start, thus not depending on multiple fundraising rounds to survive

YOUNG AND HUNGRY TEAM WITH A NEW APPROACH TO VC INVESTING

We are a team of entrepreneurs ourselves, building a business with a flexible mandate to adapt to the opportunities and people we meet along the way

 

We are transparent, efficient and can and will be creative to find the best alternative for us and our future entrepreneurs to start our partnership

 
 

TEAM

Felipe Affonso

Co-Founder and Partner

Felipe has over 11 years of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital. Before founding Cloud9, Felipe was a Director at SoftBank Latin America Fund and an early employee of their São Paulo office, participating in transactions within healthtech, SaaS and wealth management industries

 

Prior to Softbank, Felipe was a Vice President at GIC with experience leading technology, education, healthcare and consumer deals at the São Paulo, New York and Singapore offices. Felipe started his career as part of the Private Equity team of GP Investimentos

 

He holds a BA in Economics from Insper

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Co-Founder and Partner

Noah Stern

Noah has over 8 years of experience in Finance. Before founding Cloud9, Noah was a Vice President at Softbank Latin America Fund and an early employee of the São Paulo office, where she was involved in several transactions within real estate, logistics, and wealth management sectors

 

Before Softbank, Noah was an Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs NY focused on Tech, Media and Telecom with involvement in software and marketplace deals. Noah also spent 5 years in the Goldman Sachs São Paulo office where she also participated in technology transactions.

 

She holds a BA in Business Administration from FGV

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Rafael Serson

Vice President

Rafael has over 5 years of experience in Private Equity and Venture Capital

 

Before joining Cloud9, Rafael was an Associate at Kinea Private Equity, where he had a key role and involvement in all of Kinea’s technology deals, with a strong track record and experience within the SaaS and EdTech sectors

 

He holds a BA in Economics from Insper and was a visiting student at Columbia University

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Trainee

Guilherme Colasante

Guilherme is a trainee at Cloud9 Capital since August of 2021 and an Economics student at FEA-USP

 

He was Director of the University’s Financial Club and member of the Turing Group (AI-study group)

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