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Wendel de Oliveira Afonso

I am a venture builder expert with more than 15 years of experience translating science into consumer products in the food science space. Skilled in business development, multi-function team management, innovation and IP. Wendel’s professional experience went through all stages to the launch a new science-based business, ranging from lab scale, scale-up, business modeling, venture capital investment, revenue generation and market expansion. Over the last decade he performed innumerous prototypes, clinical trials and launched more 30 successful innovative products. Such work was anchored on a solid scientific production, around 20 articles and 3 patents. His last venture placed second in the national ranking of fastest growing SME companies in Brazil (earnings growth was 179% CAGR between FY11-15 – Deloitte, 2015). The company was the only Brazilian manufacturer of human nutrition for special needs competing head-to-head with large foreign multinationals such as Danone, Nestle and Mead Johnson. MBA at MIT (Sloan School of Management) and MSc Food Science and Technology.

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