Marcelo SalesBusiness Development at 21212 Digital Accelerator
Sales graduated from PUC-Rio in Computer Engineering and founded nTime Mobile Solutions (currently Movile , www.movile.com) in 2000. Movile has offices in several countries of Latin America and develops interactive software for cellphones. In 2008, Sales participated in the process of obtaining investments and consolidating the market, which led to the entrance into the international Naspers MIH group and the acquisition of two competitors in Brazil and one in Latin America. He was responsible for the creation of products and new businesses that exceeded more than 10 billion SMS messages and more than 70 million users.
He is a founding partner of 21212 (www.21212.com), a digital business accelerator with headquarters in Rio and NY, that develops startups in Brazil and the United States. In 2004, Endeavor selected him as the “High- Impact Entrepreneur” and in 2010, awarded him “Entrepreneur of the Year.” In 2012, he was awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year from Ernst & Young Terco” in the Master category. In 2009 he attended Harvard Business School/ Naspers E-commerce Program. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Movile since 2008 and of Escolha24hs.com since 2011. He is also a member of the Business Advisory Board of Young Businessmen of FIRJAN. He is specialized in innovation and has experience in the markets of China, Africa, Europe and the United States. He is directly involved with numerous initiatives related to the development of Entrepreneurism and has contributed to the growth of the number of diverse conferences in Brazil and the United States.
- Movile founders / Endeavor Entrepreneurs Award 2010
- Founder and CEO of WapTotal – 2000
- Founder and CEO of nTime Mobile Solutions – 2001
- Founder and COO of Comperantime – 2008
- Founder and Director of Movile Latin America – 2009
- Acquisition of Yavox – 2009
- Acquisition of Cyclelogic – 2010
- Head of innovation until 2011
- Founder and CEO of OpenCompanyIdeas – 2011