Felipe Matos is a reference in tech entrepreneurship and startups in Latin America. His initiatives have supported more than 10 thousand startups and attracted U$ 300 million in investments. He was founder at Startup Farm accelerator, COO at Start-Up Brazil public program. He was also a co-founder at the venture builder Instituto Inovação, at the innovation consulting firm Inventta, at the venture capital manager Inseed Investments and at the first mobile app in Latin America, Girando WAP. He is a columnist at Estadão newspaper and at PEGN magazine and author of the book "10 Mil Startups" (10 Thousand Startups). Felipe has been part of projects and initiatives related to tech innovation management in more than 10 countries. Currently, he is head of "10 Mil Startups", a learning platform and consultancy firm on entrepreneurship and digital transformation, and VP at Dínamo, an advocacy group for better public policies for startups in Brazil.
About DINAMO: Several members of civil society, including the Brazilian Startups Association, the National Angels Association, Venture Capitalists Association, among others, have united to create Dínamo. Dínamo is a not-for-profit association that works as an advocacy group, acting to promove new ideas and improvements on public policies to support startups in Brazil. The entity is also supported by private startups and tech companies, such as Google and Facebook. Over the past 3 years, it has been advocating in favor of startups at the national executive administration and legislators. Some of the results in which Dínamo was involved are a new law for angel investment, regulation of equity crowdfunding, and the creation of parlamentar multi-party group to discuss startups. One of its main goals is to keep the conversation and discussions going between administrations.