Diogo Corona: investor and startup advisor from Brazil
Diogo Corona is an investor and startup advisor from Brazil. He has worked in the tech and startup space for over 16 years, focusing intensely on emerging markets. Diogo is also the founder of Serendip, a leading accelerator for early-stage startups across Latin America.
He has served as an advisor to startups in travel, payments, fintechs, and online education sectors, including GetYourGuide in Berlin, FIRApp – Where there’s an I, here’s a WOW! where he led the Italian team, and more recently to Rocket Internet’s Take Eat Easy.
Diogo has been working closely with Lufthansa and EasyJet (now WizzAir) for over ten years, helping them with everything from IT to customer service to marketing. He’s also worked with major global organizations, including Accenture, SAP, and Opus Capital, as well as many startups.
His road has been diverse in that he’s worked on many different platforms, from his early days as a startup founder working out of his bedroom to being part of the Serendip team, which he led for five years. He was also part of Rocket Internet’s first acquisition in Brazil – Take Eat Easy – a restaurant booking app startup. He was also involved in Chile’s first Rocket Internet acquisition (Tingo, a mobile payments app).
Diogo Corona has been a speaker at local and international events involving startups and B2B themes, such as: “AI for the Hospital” organized by Mastercard Foundation in partnership with Tavole e Lavoro, which he co-founded; The Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurial Master Class, where he gave a keynote speech on “Building an Online Marketing Strategy”; “The Future of Mobility” sponsored by Mastercard; Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Startup Chile Summit and GITEX Masafi – Dubai.
Diogo Corona is not only a former entrepreneur but has also put together one of Latin America’s most important startup events. The summit was the biggest, with over 3,000 attendees in the past four years. This event features innovations and startups that are solving real-world problems worldwide. It highlights Latin American entrepreneurs’ contributions to the global innovation ecosystem.