Team Antera

Founded in 2005 in Rio de Janeiro, we have an experienced and international management team who helped create the Brazilian industry of venture capital.

Foto de Robert Binder - Sócio fundador e CEO da Antera

Robert E. Binder


Bachelor graduated in business administration with a major in economics in the United States in 1965. After a long career as a financial executive in large companies such as: Sanbra, Investbanco, Chase Manhattan and Texaco- and brokerage firms- Marka and DC, Binder became an entrepreneur and founded the Agora Brokerage, Swiss Hotel Management University of Joinville, and Binder & Co, market making firm on the stock exchanges of Rio and Sao Paulo. In 2000 he began his full dedication to Venture Capital and was co-founder and first Executive Director of the Brazilian Venture Capital Association, current ABVCAP. In 2005 he founded Antera Asset Management S.A where he remains until the present as CEO.

He was a sportsman in his youth and worked in various organizations working to promote social welfare. Writer, speaker and teacher, dedicated today to the integration of the private sector efforts with government initiatives and academia in the development of venture capital in Brazil. In 2015 he sponsored the creation of a chair of venture capital in COPPEAD, postgraduate management institute of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Foto de José Arnaldo Deutscher - Sócio fundador e diretor da Antera

José Arnaldo Deutscher

Founding Partner - Director

Highly experienced as an entrepreneur, consultant, teacher, manager and executive in major companies. In Criatec Fund, José Arnaldo is a key part of the management staff.

Added to the experience of Criatec Fund, he has been part of other important achievments with technology companies, of which stands out his participation in the founding of, where he became a minority shareholder. José Arnaldo and Claudia Pavani drew up the business plan and helped the company attract angel investors in early 2000s. At the end of 2005, the company was acquired by Another relevant experience with technology companies happened at Akwan where they were responsible for preparing the company’s business plan, resulting in the sale of the company to Google in Brazil. In the corporate area, experiences are added as Director of Sul América Seguros, Grupo Peixoto de Castro, Metanor/Copenor (CFO), Grupo Ultra (Financial Superintendent of Chemistry Area) and Financial Director of OPP (current Brasken).

José Arnaldo teaches Business Plan and Strategic Innovation Management at FGV MBA courses and Intangible Assets Evaluation at  CRIE/COPPE/UFRJ MBA Courses. Throughout the academic career, accumulated many titles such as: DSc– Production Engineering, COPPE, UFRJ (Thesis: Intangible Asset Valuation – march/2008), MSc– Production Engineering, COPPE, UFRJ (Dissertation: technology-based companies growth– march/2001), Postgraduate in Finances– FGV 1972 and Economist- UFRJ 1966.

Foto de Helena Ventura - sócia responsável por Governança e Compliance na Antera

Helena Ventura

Partner- Governance and Compliance

Has extensive experience in auditing, compliance and governance. Is currently responsible for compliance activities in Criatec Fund, managing the relationship with the investee companies and the Administrator of the Fund. In addition, maintains close relationships with other Fund service providers for legal and auditing issues, among others.

Was auditor of Coopers & Lybrand (1994-1999), Planning Manager of Medusa S.A (1999/2000), Consultant of Pavani & Deutscher Associated Consultants (2000-2005) and Financial Manager of ECOR (2005-2007).

Helena has a post graduate degree in Financial Management– FGV (1993/1994), Executive MBA in Marketing– IBMEC (1999/2000) and Graduation in Business Administration–USU (1992).


Claudia Pavani


Thiago Brandão


Paula Salomão

Foto de Alex Santos - assessor adminstrativo da Antera

Alex Santos

Administrative aide

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