ASPC

Definitive Agreement

Semantix

Alpha Capital Acquisition Co

Raised
$230M
CIK
1836547
Focus
Technology
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Alejandro (Alec) Carlos Francisco Oxenford has been a member of our Board of Directors and has served as our CEO since our inception. From 2015 to 2020, Mr. Oxenford was Co-Founder and CEO / President of letgo, a person-to-person mobile classifieds company, leading its launch, scaling and monetization. During his tenure at letgo, he supervised a 350 person team based in New York and Barcelona and the company became the second fastest growing app in the United States between 2015 and 2017 according to Comscore, as well as reaching 100 million downloads and 400 million listings in 2020. The company achieved unicorn status in 2019. In 2020, Mr. Oxenford also supervised the merger between letgo and OfferUp to create the #1 player in the category. Mr. Oxenford currently serves on the board of OfferUp (2020 - present) and has served on the boards of letgo Global BV (2015-2020), OLX BV (2016 – 2019) and OLX Brazil (2008- 2018). Mr. Oxenford also founded DeRemate.com, an online auction platform, in 1999, and co-founded DineroMail, an online payment platform, in 2003. Mr. Oxenford has an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School (1997) and a bachelor of business administration degree from Universidad Católica de Argentina (1993). We believe Mr. Oxenford’s experience as a serial technology entrepreneur makes him well qualified to serve as a director.

Rafael Steinhauser, President and Director . Mr. Steinhauser has over 35 years of senior corporate experience in Europe and Latin America in the high-tech industry. Mr. Steinhuaser has been a member of our Board of Directors and has served as President since our inception. He served as president of Qualcomm Latin America from 2011 to 2020. Between 2000 and 2011, Mr. Steinhauser was regional president of Nortel Networks, president of Cisco (its Brazil operation became the fastest growing large country in the world), and president of Acision. Mr. Steinhauser has also held executive Telecom Service Provider assignments as Head of Mobile Satellite Services of Eutelsat in Paris, France and as Executive Vice President of the Competitive local Exchange Carrier Vesper in Rio de Janeiro, and as a sales engineer at Standard Electrik Lorenz and Siemens in Germany. Mr. Steinhauser graduated in Aerospace Engineering from the Technische Universitat Berlin and in Performing Arts from the Escola Superior Celia Helena in Sao Paulo. He co-founded in 2015 the B-Future Forum, a sustained action-oriented dialog on the future of humanity, and EBAC in 2016, a world-class higher educational institution for the Creative Arts in Brazil. He was nominated and won various awards including the Shell Prize and twice the State of Sao Paulo Governor Prize for his work in Performing Arts. He has three nationalities and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, and German. We believe Mr. Steinhuaser is well qualified to serve as director due to his extensive corporate and private venture capital experience in Latin America.

Rahim Lakhani has served as our CFO since December 2020. From 2019 to 2020, Mr. Lakhani was CFO of letgo Global B.V., a leading online marketplace. From 2018 to 2019, Mr. Lakhani served as COO and CFO of Offerpad which is fully verticalized online marketplace for homes. During this time, he also held a board member role for one the joint ventures for Offerpad called Offerpad Home Loans. Prior to joining Offerpad, Mr. Lakhani was CFO for AB Inbev in India & SE Asia from 2015 to 2018. Mr. Lakhani has an MBA from Wharton School of Business and a bachelor of science in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Alfredo Capote has served as our Chief Strategy Officer since our inception. From May 2020 to date, Mr. Capote has served as an advisor to lead the investment team at LIV Capital Acquisition Company a Special Purpose Acquisition Company focused on pursuing a business combination with a mid-sized company in Mexico. From 2017 to May 2020, Mr. Capote served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Promecap Acquisition Company, S.A.B. de C.V., a Special Purpose Acquisition Company listed in the Mexican Stock Exchange, that completed its business combination with Grupo Acosta Verde, S.A.B. de C.V. Prior to joining Promecap, Mr. Capote was an Executive Director of 500 Startups, a global venture capital fund focused on early-stage investments, and has worked at the Abrajj Group. Prior to his investment experience, he was an investment banker for 20 years with senior positions at Citi, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Capote has an MBA from Northwestern University (1998), a Master in Administration from ITAM in Mexico (1996), and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College in New York (1993).

David Lorié will serve as a director upon the completion of this offering. From 2016 to 2020, Mr. Lorié was General Counsel of letgo Global B.V., a Dutch company. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Lorié served as Corporate Counsel of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., a Delaware company. Mr. Lorié has a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis in 1996, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, David in 1991. We believe Mr. Lorié’s experience in Latin American corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and the high tech industry make him well qualified to serve as a director.

Amos Genish will serve as a director upon the completion of this offering.

Ariel Lebowits will serve as a director upon the completion of this offering. Mr. Lebowits is a senior finance executive with over 20 years experience in finance, including mergers and acquisitions. Since 2016, Mr. Lebowits has served as the Head of M&A of OLX Group, a Prosus-owned company that operates one of the world’s fastest-growing network of trading platforms, operating in 30+ countries around the world. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Lebowits served as the CFO of OLX Group and from 2006 to 2013, Mr. Lebowits was the CFO of OLX (prior to its acquisition by Prosus). Mr. Lebowits holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Buffalo. We believe Mr. Lebowits’ significant experience in finance and M&A make him well qualified to serve as a director.