WHO WE ARE

Energy to Feel good.

And together,
Do good.

WHAT DRIVES US?

Machu Picchu is born out of a passion: to share the joy of living outdoors to the fullest. And also, out of a dream: to use that same energy to improve the lives of children in difficult situations.

All of this is reflected in the way we create MACHU PICCHU's unparalleled flavourful drinks, with organic flavor
technology, natural caffeine, and no preservatives. And moreover, in the way we take action to bring real change and
inspire others.

Our story

A life full of learnings.

Bernardo Paiva was born in Brazil. As a young kid in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, he learned from his parents, both teachers, the value of education and giving back to the community.

"Nothing made me feel better than being out there, lining up in the sea, waiting for waves."

As he grew up, his passion for outdoor did too.His love for surfing or just walking amidst the mountains, showed him the power of connecting with nature and how it could help him restore his emotional balance.

“I wanted to find a way to do my part and lend a hand to all those kids in need of a better education, a safer environment and better role models.”

Throughout the years, Bernardo’s successful professional career has given him the chance to collaborate with NGOs to improve the personal and economic outlook of the children in favelas.

I’ve never been more motivated and inspired in my entire life

By founding Machu Picchu, Bernardo combines his experiences and two passions in order to create the best energizing beverages possible, share his joy for being outdoors and empower projects that help children worldwide.

Our commitments

Let’s create a better tomorrow,
by helping our children today.

There are millions of children worldwide living in communities that lack opportunities, safe environments or proper role models. The challenge is huge. At Machu Picchu we are rolling up our sleeves to help improve their lives for a more promising future.

This is why we donate at least 1% of our net revenue, as well as our own time and expertise to causes that support this mission.

Partners for good

We are proud to collaborate with amazing organizations, work together with the people behind them and join efforts to create a bigger impact.

Alto Peru

Alto Peru is a renowned Peruvian NGO that uses both sports and community urbanism to change the lives of children in the slums of Lima. We are helping to develop and expand Alto Peru’s mission of creating a safe and healthy community for children, by working side by side with the leaders of the organization and sharing our network with them.

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U.S. Educational Programs

We are personally involving ourselves in bringing new opportunities to underserved high school students in the U.S. Our goal is to directly teach them soft and technical skills so they can become successful and socially-conscious leaders in the future.
We are starting this initiative in Miami by working together with Miami-Dade Country Public Schools to create BevLaunch. An interactive workshop that gives students in underserved communities access to the business world by teaching them teach socially conscious entrepreneurship Over the course of the school year, students will launch a fictitious, mission-based beverage company– from creating the brand and formula to pitching their idea to local VCs.

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Favela Radical

Morro do Turano is an underserved urban slum located in Rio de Janeiro. Favela Radical provides the kids living there with education and outdoor activities such as climbing and surfing. To help them achieve their goals, we are sharing our management expertise with the leaders of the organization and closely working with Gerando Falcões NGO.

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UNESCO partnership - 2030 pacto por la cultura

Machu Picchu Energy is one of the founding members and financial supporters of the 2030 Cultural Pact, a partnership with UNESCO in Peru which aims to preserve cultural sites like the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, especially hurt by loss of revenue during the COVID Pandemic.

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Our Team

The dreamers behind it

Bernardo Paiva

FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD


Former CEO of AmBev and Global Head of Sales for AB-InBev, the world’s largest brewer, he learned to surf growing up in Rio de Janeiro. The sport helps him connect with nature and restore his mental balance. His parents, both teachers, taught him the value of giving back to the community. Throughout his career, he has worked with NGOs in Brazil helping children in favelas to improve their personal and economic outlook. His passion for the outdoors, surfing and helping children in need continues to be a strong source of motivation, and his dream of sharing those passions with more people has only grown.

Silvio Reichert

CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD MEMBER


Former global senior leader in Innovation R&D/Technology Development and Supply at AB-InBev, the world’s largest brewer. His career spans North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, and he has expertise in bridging cultural differences across all continents. Along with a cohort of friends, he sponsors children’s education in Northeast of Brazil.

Our Team

The dreamers behind

  • Bernardo Paiva

    FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD


    Former CEO of AmBev and Global Head of Sales for AB-InBev, the world’s largest brewer, he learned to surf growing up in Rio de Janeiro. The sport helps him connect with nature and restore his mental balance. His parents, both teachers, taught him the value of giving back to the community. Throughout his career, he has worked with NGOs in Brazil helping children in favelas to improve their personal and economic outlook. His passion for the outdoors, surfing and helping children in need continues to be a strong source of motivation, and his dream of sharing those passions with more people has only grown.

  • Silvio Reichert

    CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD MEMBER


    Former global senior leader in Innovation R&D/Technology Development and Supply at AB-InBev, the world’s largest brewer. His career spans North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, and he has expertise in bridging cultural differences across all continents. Along with a cohort of friends, he sponsors children’s education in Northeast of Brazil.

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