How do you grow? By investing in people. Meet Luciana Carvalho, the VP of People and Performance at Movile. This is Latin America’s largest tech investment group and accelerator. “We invest and develop startups with a focus on people and technology. We do this so that companies can reach their maximum potential.” Carvalho continued by outlining the vision the company has, “We have this dream of making the lives better for one million people. And our second objective is to grow the program into the best in the country or the world.”
It appears to be working as the company has grown 200%. She continued, “We have an ambidextrous culture. Movile believes in discipline and innovation. We reinvent ourselves every semester. We are bold, fearless, and obsessed with results.”
Movile – aspiring to be the best
Being the best in the world is a tall order. Brazil’s war on talent for tech is no less intense than it is in the USA, or in other countries. The country’s unstable economy compounds the challenge. Financial volatility tends to thwart their ability to recruit talent from outside the country. But they’re working around that. How? By utilizing a talent development program that’s been taught to entrepreneurs at Harvard and Stanford universities for more than five years.
Carvalho is the engineer of The Movile Way, a culture-building methodology, which she explained “it’s our way of acting and thinking.” Together with her team, she’s rolled out the “Mobile Dream.” This is an internship program designed to augment the talent at leading global technology companies.
She highlighted some of the reasoning behind the importance of the program, “When we launched Mobile Dream in 2015 as an initiative to hire interns for our tech companies, there was not only the need to develop on talent on home to reduce our dependence on external hires but to also bring Movile closer to the local university. There are some assumptions that are very important like how we focus on our people because they are our most valuable asset. We understand that a door must be opened to develop new talent to accelerate their careers and let them grow professionally.”