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Andre Maciel

FOUNDER

Before Volpe André was a Managing Investment Partner at SoftBank Latin America where he was the head of Brazil and responsible key investments such as the US$400m investment in Banco Inter. Andre has participated in the evaluation of 24 closed deals and over 850 reviewed opportunities. Andre participated in the investment committees of Rappi, Loggi, MadeiraMadeira, Kavak, Petlove, Loft, Volanty, Frubana, QuintoAndar, Gympass, Buser, Vtex, Olist, Cortex, Creditas, Konfio, UOL Edtech, Camino and Ualá.

André was also responsible for SoftBank’s Fund of Funds strategy having invested in the leading Venture Capital funds in the region such as KasZek and Valor and becoming the largest LP of those funds. Through its fund of funds role, Andre has seen over 100 opportunities.

André is currently a Board Member of Banco Inter and is an Endeavor Mentor, having participated in its selection panels.  Prior to Volpe, Andre was a co-founder of 30 Knots Capital, from which SoftBank acquired part of its Latin American founding team. Previously, Andre was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, head of Brazil Investment Banking Advisory and responsible for the coverage of technology, telecom and media industries for Latin America. Previously, Andre was head of Equity Capital Markets for Latin America. Andre spent close to 17 years at J.P. Morgan, of which approximately 7 in New York, becoming one the youngest Managing Directors in his class. Andre has been involved in over 200 M&A and Capital Markets transactions, having helped issuers and shareholders raise over $101bn in equity markets, advising in M&A transactions of over $50bn and several debt issuances. A technology enthusiast, through J.P. Morgan he has sponsored different technology conferences in Latin America and has been a speaker in many of them. Andre has advised in some of the largest transactions ever in Argentina, Brazil, Central America and Mexico, including landmark transactions such as MercadoLibre’s 2007 IPO.  Andre started his career at J.P. Morgan Partners, the bank’s private equity arm. André has a Bachelor's’ Degree in Business Administration from EAESP-FGV and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.