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Apr 15, 2022

Henrique Dubugras is the Founder and CEO @ Brex, the company re-imagining financial systems so every growing company can realize its full potential. To date, Henrique has raised over $1.1BN for Brex from some of the best including Ribbit, Greenoaks, DST, IVP, Caffeinated Capital and Elad Gil to name a few. Henrique is also a board member at Mercado Libre. Prior to co-founding Brex, Henrique co-founded Pagar.me, there he scaled the company to $15BN in GMV and over 100 people before selling the company in 2016.

In Today’s Episode with Henrique Dubugras You Will Learn:

1.) The Founding of Brex:

  • What was the founding a-ha moment for Henrique and Pedro with Brex?
  • What advice did Evan Spiegel give Henrique when it comes to being a great CEO?

2.) Hiring: The Trials and Tribulations

  • What have been Henrique's biggest hiring mistakes?
  • How do founders know when they are ready to bring in the seasoned exec vs the younger jack of all trades candidate?
  • What have been Henrique's biggest lessons in what it takes to hire true A* talent?
  • Where does Henrique see other founders make big hiring mistakes?

3.) Product Expansion and Marketing:

  • How does Henrique assess when is the right time to release a second product?
  • What have been Henrique's biggest mistakes and lessons when it comes to product marketing?
  • How can one retain the simplicity of product messaging with scaling the product?
  • Brex expanded the product too far, too fast. How did they walk it back so successfully?

4.) Henrique: The Leader

  • How does Henrique approach his own relationship to money today? How has it changed over time?
  • What luxury expenditure has Henrique made over the last 12 months that he feels is worth it?
  • How does Henrique think about ego management? What does he do to keep his in check?

Item’s Mentioned In Today’s Episode with Henrique Dubugras

Henrique’s Favourite Book: The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

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