Neil Cunha-Gomes will leave his head of EMEA fintech and digital assets role at SoftBank Investment Advisers.

Neil Cunha-Gomes

Neil Cunha-Gomes is set to leave SoftBank Investment Advisers, the UK-based corporate venture capital arm of Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank, in July, Axios reported on Monday.

Founded in 2017, SoftBank Investment Advisers oversees its two Vision Funds, whose combined capital is over $150bn. Focus areas include AI, digital services, deep learning, robotics and the internet of things.

Cunha-Gomes was head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) fintech and digital assets for SoftBank Investment Advisers for six years and a half from 2017. While his new role is undisclosed, he will continue to make crypto investments elsewhere, according to Axios.

SoftBank Vision Funds used to participate in large crypto rounds but has recently shifted its focus to artificial intelligence. Cunha-Gomes helped SoftBank Investment Advisers back 16 companies across EMEA, serving on the boards of 11 including web3 wallet provider Consensys and online bank Zopa Bank.

Lydia Jett, formerly managing partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers who was part of the GCV Emerging Leaders roster in 2022, departed from the unit in February this year.

Edison Fu

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