Before Volpe André Maciel was a Founding Managing Investment Partner at SoftBank Latin America where he was the head of Brazil and responsible for key investments such as the ~US$400m investment in Banco Inter. André has participated in the evaluation of 24 closed deals and over 850 reviewed opportunities. André 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 of SoftBank’s Fund of Funds strategy having invested in the leading Venture Capital funds in the region and becoming the largest LP of those funds. Through its fund of funds role, André 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, André was a co-founder of 30 Knots Capital, from which SoftBank acquired part of its Latin American founding team. Previously, André 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, André was head of Equity Capital Markets for Latin America. André 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. André 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. André 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. André started his career at J.P. Morgan Partners, the bank’s private equity arm which invested in companies such as MercadoLibre and Americanas.com. André has a Bachelor’s’ Degree in Business Administration from EAESP-FGV and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.