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Henrique Dubugras

Meet Henrique Dubugras, A 22 Year Old Who Built A $1.1 Billion Company

Henrique Dubugras is a 22 year old Brazilian software engineer, the Co-Founder and CEO of Brex, a credit card company that issues corporate credit cards to technology companies in the United States of America.

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Brex was Co-founded in 2018 by Henrique Dubugras and his friend Pedro Franceschi. The technology company which is now valued at more than $1.1 billion has so far raised over $220 million in funding.

The current investors include venture capital companies such as Ribbit Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, DST Global as we as individuals like Max Levchin and the Co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel and many others.

At the age of 12, Henrique built a gaming company and educational platform. At 14, he built a dating application and at 16, he built a payments company called Pagar.me which in three years period reportedly grew to $1.5 billion in volume of transactions processed.

Previously, he built several online businesses in Brazil before creating Pagar.me, which he sold in 2016 and moved to Palo Alto in United States to advance in his computer science studies at Stanford University.

After 8 months, he dropped out of school and relocated to San Francisco to build Brex.

Read more about Henrique’s full written interview here:

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