Brazil is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and is ripe for innovation from startups. As a key figure in Brazil’s startup scene, Marcelo understands this fact perhaps better than anyone else. He is the co-founder of XP Investimentos, a startup that became the largest independent broker-dealer in Brazil using innovative strategies to compete against the traditional financial institutions. Recently Marcelo left XP to explore new industries and markets and to seek new investment opportunities in Brazil and the United States.
Previously, Marcelo co-founded NOVI Soluções Financeiras, a Brazilian-based financial services company. Before NOVI, he was a managing partner at InfoMoney, an online publication that provides up-to-date and informative financial analysis for Brazilian investors.
Marcelo graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and a MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas.
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