Derek Bittar

General Partner

Before co-founding IndicatorCapital, Derek built a track record for several years as an angel investor. Until 2013, he has occupied a senior position as long-term equity investor for Itaú Asset Management, Brazil’s largest investment management firm. Having worked for thirteen years with equity investments, Derek is a fellow of the Society of Kauffman Fellows, holds an MBA from Wharton, class of 2008 and a BA in Economics from PUC of Rio de Janeiro. Fluent in English, German, French, and Portuguese, Derek writes and travels the world to empower entrepreneurs in emerging startup ecosystems. He is an avid road cyclist and loves observing nature to nurture his ideas.

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Thomas Bittar

General Partner

Thomas is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of financial experience at bulge bracket firms, such as JPMorgan, Bradesco BBI Investment Bank and Gávea Investments Private Equity. He gathered experience as angel investor on the sidelines of his professional career. Thomas holds a leadership stature as advisor to the board of Pernambucanas’ holding companies, a family owned business and one of the largest Brazilian retailers. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School OPM program, is an HBS alumnus, and has a BA with honors from Boston University School of Management. He is a disciplined marathoner, Ironman triathlete and sailor.                                                   

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Fabio Iunis de Paula

General Partner

Before IndicatorCapital, Fabio had been with Intel since January 2001. The first 13+ years as an Intel Capital Investment Director and more recently as Director for Business LatAm. At Intel Capital, he did several investments, supported company building efforts at board level and M&A activities in a wide range of tech sectors. He led several successful deals thru full investment cycles, from sourcing to exit. Prior to Intel he was a founding partner of South Net, one of the first Internet incubators in Latin America. He also worked eight years for Lucent Technologies and IBM. He obtained a MBA from Booth, and a BA in Electronic Engineering from USP.                                  

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Mauro Percinoto


Before joining IndicatorCapital as partner, Mauro was launching Gliq, an IT infrastructure startup. Previously, he had been at IBM for 8 years. He holds a bachelor degree in economics from PUC-Rio. Mauro is a GTD believer, Asana guru, Feldenkrais devotee and ancestral lifestyle practitioner.                                                                    

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Carol Lacombe

Senior Analyst

Carol holds a B.A. in International Affairs from FAAP and a master in Finance and Economics (CEAFE) from FGV-EESP. Prior to joining IndicatorCapital, she worked at WayCarbon, a Climate Change Consultancy, and at Performa, a Venture Capital firm focused on disruptive technologies. Carol is passionate about entrepreneurship, social innovation and cycling.

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Mártin Lima


Mártin holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Polytechnic School of USP and is a talented photographer since he was twelve. Motivated by his photography business and social impact mindset, Mártin had an academic life entrenched with different startup ecosystems. Data driven but imaginative, he is a resourceful problem-solver.

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