Carlos Pires

Carlos is a Partner at Atomico based in São Paulo, Brazil, where he leads the firm’s work in helping portfolio companies to scale and expand into Brazil and across Latin America.

Carlos has spent over 25 years helping telecommunications and technology companies to set up their operations and grow their businesses in the region. He has significant experience in defining strategy, advising on scaling businesses in both Brazil and across Latin America, taxation and regulatory issues and establishing key local partnerships. He now uses this experience to help both local and overseas companies to establish and strengthen their presence, including Bebestore, Connect Parts, Restorando, Gympass, Truecaller, Mapillary, Rovio and Supercell.

Prior to joining Atomico in 2008, Carlos helped companies such as Nextel, MComcast, Openwave Systems, Iona Technologies and Skype to initiate and consolidate their business in the region. During his time at Skype from 2004 to 2008, Carlos served as its Head of Latin America, helping to launch consumer services that grew revenue exponentially. Carlos is also an active supporter of Human Rights Watch in Brazil, where he serves as a board member.

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