i4sea is a company founded by oceanographers with a clear purpose: eliminate uncertainties related to the impact of nature on the economy.

The company took advantage of their 8 years of experience on operational oceanography and market analysis alongside with port terminals and pilots associations to develop i4cast®:  a smart system that supports decision-making by monitoring and predicting ocean and weather conditions and their influences on each vessel operation.

  • 2015
    • jun

      i4cast® is created and tested in the Todos os Santos Bay - Salvador/BA

  • 2017
    • jul

      Capital Lab's investment

      CNI awards i4sea as one of the 22 most innovative companies in Brazil

    • ago

      i4cast® is installed in Bahia's Maritime Authority

    • sep

      i4cast® is installed at Port Terminal of Cotegipe

      Conext Partners joins the company

    • oct

      i4cast® is installed at TECON Salvador - Wilson, Sons

  • 2018
    • jul

      2nd Round of investment managed by Capital Lab

      i4sea signs cooperation agreement with the Federal University of Bahia/Brazil

    • nov

      i4cast® is used to support vessel simulations in the Port of Itajaí, Wartsila and Enseada

      i4sea signs a cooperation agreement with the SIMCosta project in Todos os Santos Bay/Brazli

  • 2019
    • fev

      i4sea is chosen as a Brazilian example of innovation during the B20 meeting in Tokyo/Japan



  • Capital Lab is a seed and venture proprietary capital investment platform focused on Telecommunications, Media and Technology in emerging markets. The company establishes long lasting partnerships with entrepreneurs and startups aiming to change the environment in which they operate. Aside from capital, Capital Lab provides key operational and strategic support to ensure sustainable growth of every business.

  • Conext Partners was conceived with an innovative concept in financial and strategic advisory. Combining expertise from partners with broad experience in investment banking and corporate finance, as well as in consulting and operations in agribusiness and logistics, Conext Partners has a unique knowledge to assist clients through the challenges of the strategy process and the transactions associated therewith.

Davi Emery Cade

Co-founder of Conext Partners, Davi is responsible for the i4sea mentorship and marketing strategies. He has 33 years of experience in the logistics and infrastructure sectors. Davi worked at Vale where he was responsible for managing ports and railways. He also worked at CSN from 2004 to 2012 as Logistics’ Director and CEO of the Sepetiba Tecon container terminal. He was partner and CEO of AGN Logística and BR Ports, the latter which was a consortium formed by SAAM S.A. and GP Investments. Davi was also board member at MRS Logistics, CBS Pension, and the Port Authority Council of the ports of São Luis/MA, Vitória/ES, Rio de Janeiro/RJ and Itaguaí/RJ. He holds a degree in Engineering from UFES, a MBA from COPPEAD and specialization at Kellogg School of Management and Wharton Business School.