A chat with one of Brazil’s most influential entrepreneurs offers a perspective of his values and why he continues to make the choices he makes regarding investing. Guilherme Paulus has been an investor since he opened his first company CVC in 1972 and as the years went by it has grown to become the biggest travel company in Brazil with a presence in virtually every city in the country. Here Guilherme Paulus helps us understand a few things
The idea of CVC how did it come to you?
Carlos Vicente Cerchiari who was a state deputy at the time came up with the idea of establishing a travel agency. We had met with him in my time at CASA Faro, and he had been impressed by the knowledge of the industry and offered to partner with me to establish CVC. At the time, however, I did not have the money that I would have invested to earn my share, but he was willing to have me work and offer my expertise in order to earn my share. The partnership would last for four years before he left and CVC was left in my hands entirely. At the time I was 24 years old and did not know much about business, but I was determined to see the idea work. That was basically how CVC was born. Read more about Guilherme Paulus on Crunchbase.
A day in the life of Guilherme Paulus.
My days may not always be similar, but I like to write my weekly schedule. This enables me to anticipate what I will be doing on each and every day when that day eventually comes.
A strategy that sets Guilherme Paulus apart.
My love for travel has enabled me to incorporate hobbies and business into one. GJP was actually born of travel as it exposed me to different destinations that I quickly realized were undeserved and would need some upgrading when it came to an accommodation. This has been a strategy that I have employees since then, and I plan to continue blending the two hopefully with positive results. I have also been keen to bring innovations in every sector I choose to invest in.