The World is Flatter Now, Accelerating for Development
WHAT I LIVE FOR
Bedy is Managing Partner at 500 Startups, a leading seed and incubator fund in Silicon Valley with vibrant spaces in Mountain View and San Francisco.It provides early-stage companies with funding and mentorship from over 200 experienced startup mentors. Bedy has invested in over 50 startups, not only in Brazil and Spanish-speaking countries, but also in Kenya and Russia. In addition to being a partner at 500 Startups, Bedy founded Brazil Innovators, an organization that became the epicenter and resource for Brazilian tech founders. Through her leadership, her work has been featured in leading media such as Exame, Veja, Folha de São Paulo, Estadão, Techcrunch, TNW, Washington Post and Globo.She was selected as America Quarterly Innovator and featured as women leader on Forbes. Bedy has been active speaker in conferences including Berkeley, Bloomberg Link,Dell Women Entrepreneur Network,Endeavor, Instituto de Empresas, FGV, Startup Chile. Before 500 Startups and Brazil Innovators, Bedy worked as management consultant specializing in distribution and go-to-market strategies for Fortune 500 companies in Brazil. She has also worked as social entrepreneur creating opportunities for women and indigenous tribes in Brazil and China. Bedy holds a BA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and MLA (East Asian Studies) from University of Pennsylvania. She speaks Chinese, English, Portuguese and Spanish fluently. She is also a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows and graduated with recognition for herleadership.