We are entrepreneurs
in essence 

We are entrepreneurs in essence

Capital Lab was founded in 2016 by Paulo Mattos and Luigi Cosenza, entrepreneurs with a passion for seed and venture capital investments in tech companies.

Paulo and Luigi have a history of successful investments. They invested together at BR Towers, one of the first large independent cell tower management companies in Brazil. The investment was sourced and executed in 2012 when Paulo was a Managing Director at GP Investments and Luigi was the controlling shareholder of Sitesharing, a very successful startup cell tower company.

After selling BR Towers to American Tower Corporation for US$ 1 billion in 2014, Paulo and Luigi decided to create Capital Lab and expand their activities and investments in Brazil.

In 2020, Vanessa Viana joined Capital Lab to structure our fund investment strategy in the UK. Vanessa is a fund manager with +18 years of experience in Private Equity, M&A and Venture Capital, having structured private equity funds, debt and mezzanine investments in Latin America in co-investment with leading investment banks and Development Finance Institutions. Previously, Vanessa was co-founder of Bradesco Private Equity, where she led as general partner of a R$ 2 billion AUM fund, and M&A advisor of international companies and investment firms as a M&A consultant at Deloitte. She is a Chevening alumni scholar, the UK Global leadership programme, with a MSc with Distinction in Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation from the London School of Economics.