Emerging Markets Enthusiast

[Investor Journey] Paulo Passoni (Softbank) on dealflow, board construction, happiness & success in life and differentiating factors to Tiger

October 12, 2021 Season 2 Episode 1
Emerging Markets Enthusiast
[Investor Journey] Paulo Passoni (Softbank) on dealflow, board construction, happiness & success in life and differentiating factors to Tiger
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Patrick sat down with Paulo Passoni, Managing Partner of Softbank's Latin America fund investing since 2019 in founders in the region. Paulo talks about the unique inflection point LatAm is in, Softbank's investing approach and how to add value on boards as an investor, but foremost he gives crucial lessons on life, how to give back and what truly matters. A fantastic episode that goes beyond the traditional playbook and gets more personal than any episode before.

On this episode, you will learn about:

  • Paulo's personal journey into VC and why he sees entrepreneurship as a main driver of social mobility in the region, where politics has failed
  • His perspective on happiness and purpose in life 
  • How Softbank approaches investing and adding value in the region 
  • How to build and maintain strong boards 
  • Softbank's differentiating factors to Tiger Global

You can connect with Paulo on Twitter or LinkedIn

About Paulo Passoni
Paulo co-leads the Latin America Fund with Shu Nyatta. Before SBLA, Paulo spent over seven years at Third Point LLC, as Managing Director of emerging markets focusing on Latin America across the capital structure. Before Third Point, he was a founding member of Eton Park's special situation effort in Latin America. Paulo started his career at Morgan Stanley in the investment banking division based in São Paulo. He holds a joint degree in business from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar) and in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Paulo obtained his undergraduate business degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil (honors)

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Paulo's way into venture
Entrepreneurship and social mobility
Personal wealth and happiness in life
The 5Bn fund: How does Softbank invest in LatAm
Board Management and adding value
Softbank vs. Tiger
New wave of tech innovation in LatAm?
Is the ecosystem overheating?
Fast speed round