Mr. Schurmann co-founded Nuvini S.A. in October 2020. He will be responsible for the strategic vision as well as the management and growth of Nuvini. Mr Schurmann previously was founder and Managing Partner at Bossanova Investimentos, from 2011 to 2019, the first pre-seed investment firm in Brazil, and today, the eighth most active investment firm in the world. While at Bossanova, he led over 600 investments in B2B startups. He also led Bossanova’s anchoring of Brazil’s first Venture Debt (by SP Ventures) and well as the country’s first angel investment fund (with Domo Investments (Nasdaq: DOMO)). Prior to funding Bossanova, Mr. Schurmann was co-founder and CEO of Experience Club, Brazil’s largest membership only B2B networking club, from 2006 to 2010, where he was responsible for managing the company and sponsorship sales. Over 600 of Brazil’s top 1,000 companies are members of Experience Club as of December 2022. Prior to that Mr Schurmann was co-founder and CEO of Conectis Experience Marketing, Brazil’s first experience marketing agency. At Conectis, he was responsible for general management, sales and client relations. IBM (NYSE: IBM), BASF (OTCMKTS: BASFY), Citroen, SAP (NYSE: SAP) and another 140 large enterprises were Conectis client at the time Conectis was acquired in 2006. Prior to that Mr Schurmann was co-founder and VP of ideas at ideia.com, a Brazilian technology incubator backed by Warburg Pincus, from 2000 to 2003, where he was responsible for sourcing and analyzing the incubators investments. Prior to that Mr. Schurmann was Director of Business Development at StarMedia (KLSE: STAR), a Latin American Portal, from 1998 to 2000. He was responsible for M&A and Business Development for Latin America. Prior to that Mr Schurmann was co-founder and Director of Business development at Zeek!, from 2007 to 2008, where he was responsible for corporate development and partnerships. Zeek! was acquired by StarMedia (KLSE: STAR) in 2009.
Mr. Busnello co-founded Nuvini S.A. in October 2020. As Chief Operating Officer, he will be responsible for the implementation of the company’s business plan, budget and oversee the performance of invested companies. He will be responsible for the finance, accounting, and legal divisions. Mr. Busnello previously served as Chief Technology Officer of EXPI (NASDAQ: EXPI), a high-end platform of corporate knowledge and news in Brazil in 2021 where he was responsible for the platform architecture and overseeing the development of programming. Prior to that,
Mr. Busnello served as Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Veek Tecnologia S/A, the first 100% digital telecom in Brazil, from 2016 to 2020. He also was one of the early investors in Bossa Nova and has invested in the last 10 years in more than 12 tech companies, being an advisor or board member to some of them. Mr. Busnello has more than 20 years of entrepreneurship and operational experience and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from FAAP – Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado and an international executive specialization in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Babson College.
Mr. Klossner brings over 35 years of financial and operational experience to the team. His experience spans public offerings, private placements, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, mergers and acquisitions, institutional negotiations, strategic growth and planning, productivity enhancement and team building. He previously served as chief financial officer of Kount Inc., an industry-leading digital fraud protection software-as-a-service company, which was recently acquired by Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) in February 2021. Prior to Kount, Mr. Klossner served as chief financial officer for several fast-growth companies, including online retailer Backcountry.com, which was acquired in 2007 by Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMB) for $120 million. During his tenure at Backcountry.com, the company’s revenue grew from $27 million in 2005 to over $325 million in 2012. Mr. Klossner received his B.S. in finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of Southern California. We believe Mr. Klossner is well qualified to serve on our board due to his significant financial and operational experience.