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Trocafone

Online recommerce platform that acquires and resells used smartphones in Latin America.

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11 Early-Stage Brazilian Tech Startups To Watch

CB Insights • April 4, 2016

We used CB Insights Mosaic algorithm, which tracks the health of private companies, to identify some early-stage companies in the seed and Series A stage with traction. (Mosaic has three components, which gauge a company’s health in terms of financing, industry category, and overall momentum.)

Founders / Key Team

Guille Freire
Guille Freire
CEO & Co-Founder

Guille Freire is CEO and Co-founder at Trocafone. He has an MBA from MIT and was formerly a brand manager at Johnson & Johnson and Arcor Group, a food and confectionery manufacturer.

Guillermo Arslanian
Guillermo Arslanian
COO & Co-Founder

Guillermo Arslanian is COO and co-founder at Trocafone. He was formerly an Entrepreneur in Residence at Quasar Builders (Quasar Ventures). He has also worked as a strategic planning manager for LAN Airlines. He holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Buenos Aires Institute of Technology.

Martin Ramos
Martin Ramos
CTO

Martin Ramos is CTO at Trocafone. He formerly worked on the Architecture and Mobile Platform of OLX Brasil, the online reselling site. He is the founder of cinemaargentino.com, an online library of Argentinian films and artistic projects. He has a degree in Software Engineering from the university of Buenos Aires. 

Leandro Schlottchauer
Leandro Schlottchauer
CMO

Leandro is Chief Marketing Officer at Trocafone. He was formerly an online marketing analyst for Despegar, an online airline and hotel booking site in Argentina. He has a bachelors degree in Business from the University of San Andres in Buenos Aires.

Santi Bilinkis
Santi Bilinkis
Board Member & Co-Founder

Santiago is a Trocafone board member. He is a founding partner at Quasar Builders. He is on the boards of several companies such as Avenida.com and Restorando.com. He has held senior roles at Staples and has founded several companies.

Pablo Simon
Pablo Simon
Board Member & Co-Founder

Pablo is CEO and Co-founder at Quasar Builders. He has formerly founded several companies and has held senior positions at Staples in Argentina.

Andy Freire
Andy Freire
Board Member & Co-Founder

Andy Freire is a Founding Partner at Quasar Builders and currently serves as the Ministry of Science and Technology for the City of Buenos Aires. Andy is part of the founding board of Endeavor. He has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as one of the “Global Leaders of Tomorrow” and the “Founder of the Year in Latin America” (2011). Previously Andy co-founded OfficeNet (acquired by Staples) and Axialent, a strategy consulting firm