Why the iFood CEO laughed when he saw the iPhone launch

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Fabrício Bloisi is one of the references in the application economy, but was surprised by the smartphone

Fabrício Bloisi, CEO of iFood and chairman of Movile’s board of directors, he is seen as a visionary entrepreneur of the economy of the apps. But it was not always so. When Bloisi saw a preview of the smartphone as we know it today, his initial reaction to the device was unexpected.

“When there Steve Jobs announce the first iPhone, I laughed. I thought it was really cool, but it seemed like only the very rich could buy it. I laughed on that occasion. Today, we have millions of smartphones in people’s hands, ”said Bloisi, speaking about events in the business world that surprised him. IFood today leads the delivery application market. According to a survey conducted in 2020 by the startup Mobills Labs, iFood has 70% of the market in its segment and made 48 million deliveries per month last year.

The statement was given by the iFood executive today, during an online debate at the Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT event, along with Jorge Paulo Lemann, founder and chairman of the board of directors of Fundação Lemann (well known for his role at Ambev with Beto Sicupira and Marcio Telles, whose story is portrayed in the book “Sonho Grande”, by Cristiane Correa).

Bloisi also spoke about leadership and was enthusiastic about the billionaire’s initiatives Elon Musk, which leads electric vehicle maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX. “Space is the new frontier. Everything will change in the next hundred years ”, said the executive. Lemann, on the other hand, said he preferred business more “down to earth”. “There is still a lot to do here, on Earth. I am not the type of person connected with issues related to space, ”he said. Even so, the president of Fundação Estudar believes that the ranking of the largest companies in the world will change significantly by 2030. “The new companies will be the majority among the 100 largest companies in the world. Some old companies will adapt and survive. But the majority will be new companies. It will be as it happens today with Google and Facebook. Today’s top 10 didn’t even exist a short time ago. This will continue to happen ”, believes Lemann.

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