WHO
WE ARE

We undertake risk early. We are committed to being the first check in your seed-round.

We help you endure the painful process of being a founder.

ONEVC principals are proud to be personally involved and serve strong founders building generational companies in multi-billion markets.

We invest in inevitable people.

INVESTMENT
APPROACH

ONEVC is a Silicon Valley and Brazil-based seed-stage VC firm.

We invest in entrepreneurs tackling multi-billion dollar markets with product-market fit.

We partner early and have a concentrated approach when compared to most seed funds.

Backing people building category-defining companies is the essence of our mission.

Our partnership has extensive experience. From angel investments all the way to underwriting technology IPOs. Together, we have invested in over 70 companies before forming ONEVC.

In Silicon Valley, we invest in first and second-generation immigrants building their companies in the US.

We are all first-generation immigrants in the US and deeply understand the challenges of starting and scaling a business in the US.

>25%

of all unicorns are located in Silicon Valley

1/3

of the total values in exits is captured in Silicon Valley

~50%

of all founders in the Bay Area are immigrants

56%

of the 25 most valuable tech companies in the U.S. had a founder who was a first- or second-generation immigrant.

In Brazil, we invest in 2 different types of companies

Transformational businesses unique to the local market

They tackle local markets that are big enough to support a USD 1B+ company and that have inherent barriers to entry due to region-specific dynamics.

Companies with global aspirations from day-1

We help them adapt and apply Silicon Valley best practices while raising more capital with Tier-1 investors.

We also back Brazilian companies and founders with global aspirations from day-1.

INVESTMENT
HEURISTIC

We decide to invest around three simple criteria which simplify decision making and streamlines the investment process. It is a multiplicative model, in this particular order.

We invest in
MASSIVE
MARKETS

Companies with the potential to become a multi-billion dollar business

Yearly double-digit bottom up TAM growth

With the possibility of becoming monopolies

Led by
RELENTLESS
FOUNDERS

Can run and recruit a world-class team

Rapidly ship what customers want

Are confident without being arrogant

With
TRANSFORMATIONAL
PRODUCTS

Early indications of product market fit

Repeatability with user behavior and/or economics

Content and engaged customer base willing to do references

MEET THE
TEAM

Pedro Sorrentino

Pedro Sorrentino is a Co-founder and Partner at ONEVC and leads the firm’s efforts in Silicon Valley.

Pedro started his career in venture capital as an associate at FundersClub. In 18 months, Pedro sourced eleven deals with partnership support, co-investing with Uncork Capital, RedPoint, Andreessen Horowitz, Trinity Ventures, 500 Startups, YCombinator, and others. Since his initial investments, Sequoia, FoundersFund, OpenView Ventures, Kaszek Ventures, DST, and YC-Continuity invested in startups he sourced.

Before becoming an investor, Pedro was employee #11 at SendGrid (NYSE: SEND), where he led partnerships, worked as a product manager, expanded the company to Latin America and, ultimately, led the Silicon Valley branch for their startup program, SendGrid Accelerate.

Previously Pedro started two companies. Recomind.net (acquired by Buscape Company) and Slumdog Productions, a profitable events company that connected startups and investors. He enjoys meditation, Formula 1 racing and is a book-worm. He blogs frequently and runs a personal newsletter called Stoic Capital.

Arthur Brennand

Arthur Brennand is a co-founder and partner at ONE VC and leads the firm’s efforts in Brazil.

Arthur started his career in Asset Management as an investment professional at Berkana Wealth Management, an asset manager with U$ 1 bi under management, focusing on High Yield investments across the globe. After that Arthur started working with Real Estate investments at Iron House Real Estate, leading the efforts on hospitality and retail verticals.

At that time, Arthur began making angel investments alongside with his partners from ONEVC, mostly focused on the brazilian market, and that became his passion and his future daily job.

Before transitioning to ONEVC, Arthur was responsible for the Business Development and Sales team at Parafuzo, a leading home services marketplace in Brazil.

Rafael Costa

Rafael Costa is a Co-Founder and Venture Partner at ONEVC, based out of San Francisco, CA.

In addition to his responsibilities with ONEVC he is one of 4 partners who leads the growth stage investing for Vulcan Capital. Vulcan Capital is the investment management firm, which oversees Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen’s multi-billion dollar portfolio.

At Vulcan Capital Rafael is responsible for targeting high-growth companies in the technology sector globally. Prior to joining Vulcan Capital, Rafael worked at Summit Partners, a global growth equity firm where he was responsible for originating, conducting diligence on and supporting private investments in enterprise software, communications technology and Internet companies for Summit’s Growth Equity Technology team. Previously, Rafael worked as an investment banker in the Global Technology, Media and Telecom group at UBS Investment Bank in New York.

Rafael graduated with distinction and business honors from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he earned a BS in Finance, Accounting and Entrepreneurship & Corporate innovation.

Alexandre Noschese

Alexandre is a Co-Founder and Venture Partner at ONEVC. He leads ONEVC’s presence in Europe and is a key resource for founders that are looking to break into the American or Brazilian Market while keeping an office in Europe. Furthermore, Alexandre is an investment professional in the hedge fund industry in London. Prior to that, he worked as an associate at Geribá Invest, an alternative asset manager with US$150M under management. Alex started his career as an investment professional with Votorantim Group, covering energy, metals & mining and pulp & paper sectors. Alexandre graduated summa-cum-laude in business administration from Insper, with further specialization courses in Finance and Strategy.

Gabriel Lacerda

Gabriel is a co-founder and Venture Partner at ONEVC. He is based out of São Paulo, Brazil. Gabriel is also a Director of Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Gabriel has over 16 years of experience in the financial market and has led a multitude of IPOs and M&As transactions in healthcare, education, consumer retail, agribusiness and the financial sector.

Prior to ONEVC Gabriel was also an active angel investor. As an entrepreneur, Gabriel was the CEO and CFO of Baked Potato, a retail chain in Brazil with over 60 stores across the country. He graduated from PUC-RJ in Business Administration.

CURRENT
PORTFOLIO

San Francisco, CA

1355 Market St #488

São Paulo, SP

Rua Pais Leme 136, cj 1005, Pinheiros

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