Haroldo Jacobovicz, born in a farming community in the country, has been known to many people for years as the visionary behind the engineering feats in some of the country’s largest cities. Now he is taking a step into the mainstream by introducing his ideas, theories, and ideas in entrepreneurship to a broader audience. Haroldo Jacobovicz and other leading technology-business visionaries are presenting their ideas about increasing productivity in an increasingly complex and interconnected economy at the 4th annual Brazil’s Entrepreneurship Forum (F4B).
In many ways, the Internet can transform society, but we have to look carefully at how we go about adapting it to our individual social context. Most business stories in the popular press in Brazil today focus on how to overcome the difficulties of the Brazilian economy. Overcoming economic difficulties is not an exception to the rule in developed countries but one of the characteristics of a developing nation such as Brazil. As we have seen, the tech ecosystem in Brazil is growing rapidly, but that doesn’t mean it lacks entrepreneurial talent.
In 2010, Haroldo Jacobovicz founded Horizons Telecom; a venture-capital firm focused on Brazilian startups. Now an established entrepreneur, Jacobovicz is making his mark in the global tech space. Here, Jacobovicz discusses the evolution of Brazilian entrepreneurship. He began his career in 1980 as a civil engineer, working for the Center for Analysis of Management Information (CAMI), a Brazilian consulting firm focused on information technology.
Over the next few years, Haroldo learned an MBA and worked in several consulting companies in that same field. He was particularly interested in business innovation and also became passionate. Haroldo Jacobovicz has a clear vision of where Brazilian business will go in the next 15 years, which will change how businesses operate. In addition to completing several tech deals during the past years, Mr. Jacobovicz founded Horizons Telecom, one of the country’s first telecommunication service providers.
The venture is a “right mix of the right time, right market, and right people to help companies succeed, said Haroldo. During his years of experience in the industry, Haroldo Jacobovicz has built relationships with companies throughout Brazil and worldwide, gaining first-hand knowledge of the markets he operates. He said that he would never take on a project without considering the needs of his clients first.