Stefan Schimenes is the CEO and founder of InvestReal, a data-driven real estate marketplace that connects developers looking to raise capital for Opportunity Zone projects with investors. The platform also has a robust data analytics component, and utilizes machine learning to help users with research and informed decision making.
Often referred to as a serial entrepreneur, Stefan has a passion for reinvigorating static industries with technology. He has founded several successful startups in Latin America and the US. Additionally, Stefan is no stranger to the concept of disrupting real estate through online marketplaces. When he was the Managing Director of Airbnb in Latin America, he catapulted the company from an unknown brand to the market leader in the region’s hospitality industry. His efforts were integral to helping Airbnb becoming one of the most valuable startups in the world, worth an estimated $31B.
Stefan earned his BA in International Relations from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, and an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral. In his personal time, Stefan works to impact social good on both a local and global scale. He is an active volunteer at his community church and has participated in relief projects in Africa and South America.