Rafael has authored two books and two reports and contributed to three reports in the UK. Rafael shares his business acumen, passion for diversity and tech and above all migrant entrepreneurship. A very proud migrant entrepreneur from Brazil, he continues to advocate and campaign to show the benefits of migration and how migrant entrepreneurs give, much more than they take in the host countries.
From Owls to Peacocks
50 High Profile Club Entrepreneurs And Their Success Stories
This is Rafael's latest book, launched in September 2019 in London where 150 guests celebrated the launch of the book with most of the entrepreneurs interviewed for the book also in attendance. 50 HIGH PROFILE CLUB® Entrepreneurs share their stories: from struggle to success; how they started their businesses; what challenges they faced; and how they grow their businesses today. It's a truly remarkable book with fantastic stories of motivation, inspiration, practical advice and above all resilience and strength.
Migrant Entrepreneurs Brexit Report
In partnership with Migrant Voice and Regents University, Rafael led the research about migrant entrepreneurs and their feelings and thoughts about Brexit. The data was processed by Prof. Simon O'Leary and the report launched at the Houses of Parliament during the Migrant Entrepreneurs Awards 2019.
Rafael was the author of the report commissioned by the Institute of Directors and commended by Lord Young (Baron Young of Graffhan). Rafael led a team that conducted qualitative research to find out the main barriers that stop migrant entrepreneurs starting or growing a business in the UK. The report was launched at the Houses of Parliament with the support of MP Neil Coyle.
Moving Abroad, One Step At A Time
Rafael's first book launched in 2013. The book is divided in five chapters, which are the phases that migrants go through when they move to another country either permanent or temporarily. You can buy the book in three languages. Click on the language you wish to buy.
Como Empreender no Reino Unido
Rafael contributed to the report created by the Brazilian Embassy in London to help Brazilians understand how to start and grow a business in the UK. The report is in Portuguese and provides a comprehensive step-by-step on how to register a business, how to access funding and many other important aspects about business.
Diversity in Tech
This report is divided into three chapters: exploring the business case for diversity, the importance of the international community and the need to cultivate home-grown talent. It also has recommendations to startups and scaleups and a Diversity Directory, highlighting the many outstanding initiatives and organisations already striving for this change.
Rafael is a member of Tech London Advocates and has contributed to the changes in the immigration system that happened in 2015. The full report was launched by the Migration Advisory Board from the UK government.