Today, Haroldo Jacobovicz is well known within the civil engineering and information technology communities, due to his immense success in both industries. The Founder and Chairman of Horizons Telecom, the Brazilian entrepreneur has redefined the information technology sector, locally, and nationwide, utilizing his passion for the business as fuel. The eldest of his four siblings, and the son of parents who worked as civil engineers, the importance of hard work and dedication were instilled in him at a very early age. Before studying at The Federal University of Parana, where he would later garner a degree in Civil Engineering, Haroldo Jacobovicz attended Military College for seven years. While working on his degree, he discovered information technology and was immediately drawn to the discipline. This soon led to his first foray into the world of entrepreneurship, where he and several friends, decided to launch the company Microsystem. Microsystem was geared at the automation of cash flow and inventory management. While the idea had potential, the venture was ultimately unsuccessful and lasted for less than a year. Despite this setback, the experience proved to be invaluable, and eventually, he would be given a second opportunity while working with the companies, Exxon Mobil and Itaipu.
Soon after, Haroldo Jacobovicz would discover a problem – at times, the quality of service was affected, as many of the telecommunications networks suffered from instability. Haroldo Jacobovicz saw an opportunity in this problem, and he immediately began working on, what would later become, Horizons Telecom and Horizons Datacenter. Utilizing a 100% fiber network allowed for Horizons Telecom to deliver a level of service that had been previously unseen in the region, and as cloud computing became increasingly prominent in information technology, Horizons Datacenter became a possibility. This came to fruition in late 2020, after the acquisition of Onda.