Rodrigo Veloso, a serial entrepreneur and investor, believes in responsible industry leadership which translates to creating profitable growth in harmony with environmental sustainability and a peaceful society. Rodrigo is the founder of O.N.E. Coconut Water, one of the original three ready-to-drink Coconut Water beverage companies. As the CEO of O.N.E., Rodrigo built the O.N.E. brand into a multi-million dollar business with distribution in over 25,000 retail stores in the US and Canada. Rodrigo established partnerships and a supply network of Coconut Water in Brazil, The Philippines and Indonesia, which generated nearly 2,000 jobs around the globe. He also secured strategic and Private Equity investors – PepsiCo, Inc. and Catterton Partners, respectively. PepsiCo purchased O.N.E. Coconut Water in 2012.
Today, Rodrigo is the Principle of Unik Capital, a boutique investment firm he founded in 2013 with investments in technology, consumer goods and housing. The fund currently operates in the US and Brazil.
Rodrigo is also the founder of One Natural Energy a Brazilian Tires-to-Energy company. http://www.onenaturalenergy.com
Rodrigo is a Board Member of Segurar.com, Brazil’s first and largest online insurance company and a company he co-founded in 2012. He is also the co-founder of BRIC Chamber, an organization established to encourage people from around the world to meet and talk about the development and advancement of programs and services in the fields of investment, entrepreneurship and innovation in BRIC and other emerging countries.
Rodrigo was recently invited to join the Innovation Board of X Prize, a non-profit organization that designs and manages competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit mankind.