The rest of the 50 (in alphabetical order): Daniel Aguilar Andrijic Malandrin, vice-president of private equity and venture capital, Bradesco and head, InovaBra Ventures

Daniel Malandrin is vice-president of private equity and venture capital at Brazil-based financial services firm Bradesco, and head of its R$200m ($50m) corporate venture capital (CVC) fund, InovaBra Ventures, which invests between R$1m and R$5m per deal in late seed to series A rounds.

Regarding his role, Malandrin said: “I am responsible for origination, investment and management activities…focused on investing in startups with disruptive technologies and (or) business models, covering artificial intelligence (AI), digital platforms and marketplaces, and infrastructure and blockchain.

“So far, we have invested in seven companies in different segments, including big data and analytics, and AI, blockchain, ERP (enterprise resource planning) and marketplace, customer experience, agribusiness and open banking.

“I work with startup founders providing professional guidance on topics ranging from strategy, capital raising and M&A to internal controls and corporate governance, and acting as liaison with Bradesco’s business areas to improve corporate access and boost leads for potential sales, and co-innovation of products and services.”

Prior to his current position, Malandrin was a vice-president at the investment banking arm of Bradesco, Bradesco BBI, where he originated and executed transactions totalling $7bn-plus both in capital markets and M&A.

“[In 2015], Bradesco Innovation team invited me to participate in the InovaBra program. This ultimately led to my participation in the development of InovaBra Ventures, our CVC initiative. I highly value the opportunity to work with the innovation team in such an exciting project.”

Having started his career in management consulting at assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services firm EY and technology at IT services firm MultiRede before eventually joining Bradesco as an investment banker, Malandrin said: “I believe that my background in technology and consulting, my experience living and working in San Francisco Bay Area, along with my 10 years working in investment banking and private equity at Bradesco, including at internal projects, will contribute to the success of the project. Moreover, I am happy to be part of and contribute to the evolution of the CVC and VC industry in Brazil.”

Malandrin holds an MBA from University of California, Berkeley after a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of São Paulo.

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.