Good ideas are not enough to build a business. Invest in a smart way with a hands-on business plan
and execution strategy is the secret for long term sustainability.



We invest in business ventures which are transforming the world through focus on technology as an enabler for market disruption and new trends



We believe that great businesses need much more than good ideas and financial commitments. Knowledge exchange is a key pillar in the evolution process of any company, and putting together the entrepreneurship drive with an executive experience significantly raises the chances of success.

Fifty-five is the number that represents Brazil since the early days when international telecommunications started to connect the world. Here at FIFTY5 we believe that the future in business is about connected, entrepreneurial and innovative organisations, which generates economic value, jobs, innovation, and eventually change the world for the better.

We have been investing in start-ups since 2015, learning a lot from fantastic entrepreneurs, fellow angel investors and mentors, and have come a long way with successes and failures to be able to build our private portfolio in various sectors. Some of these start-ups are already gaining global reach with our help.

Beyond investing, we mentor, consult and share what we have learnt from all over the globe, and help our entrepreneurs walk the path to success, ultimately improving our start-up ecosystem.

Get in touch to know more about how we can help you!

Managing Partner: Gerson Lima Neto

Gerson has more than thirty years of executive experience in multinational companies in global roles in the Americas, Europe and Asia;
He is currently Angel Investor, member of Anjos do Brasil, Gavea Angels and LBS Angels in Brazil, as well as UKBAA and Enterprise100 in the United Kingdom. He is also Board Member graduated from IBGC and works for Consulting Boards of the start-ups where he invests.
He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems, diploma in Finance and Strategic Innovation from Insper, and an MBA from the London Business School




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