Gustavo founded RZV (Rui Zhi Ventures Limited) in 2011 where he works with technology companies, inventors and investment funds located in the US, Europe, and Asia. His brokerage practice covers patent sales, acquisitions, licensing pool participation, enforcement partnerships, and IP-financing opportunities.
Previous to founding RZV, Gustavo was at Intel Capital where he co-founded and managed Intel's patent acquisition program. In that role, Gustavo oversaw the development and implementation of patent acquisition strategies to augment Intel's patent portfolio. Gustavo also developed and launched Intel Capital's portfolio company patent licensing program.
Well known in the industry, Gustavo has closed dozens of buy-side and sell-side transactions as well as enforcement partnerships and financing deals for clients in the US, Asia, and Europe. He has been repeatedly recognized in leading IP publications as one of the world's leading patent brokers.
Gustavo has studied Mandarin Chinese at the Taipei Language Institute in Taipei. He holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. Gustavo also worked at Coopers & Lybrand as an auditor before earning his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is a native English and Spanish speaker and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese.
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