Paulo Passoni

Managing Investment Partner, Softbank
Paulo Passoni

Paulo is a Managing Investment Partner of SoftBank’s $5Bn Innovation Fund based in Miami. The Innovation Fund targets Latin American high growth companies that are reshaping the economic and social reality of the region through technology.

Prior to SoftBank, Paulo was a Managing Director responsible for Emerging Markets investments at Third Point where he built a very successful franchise of helping companies go public in the region, identifying them early and assisting CEOs and owners in the process alongside Third Point’s investments. He invested across the capital structure in public equity and debt securities.

Before joining Third Point, Paulo helped build the Eton Park special situations effort in Latin America where he sourced, executed and monitored private minority investments in the region. He served on the board of ERSA, a renewable energy platform, SDI, a warehouse real estate joint-venture, and RCB, a consumer credit platform.

Paulo started his career at Morgan Stanley doing mostly M&A transactions in Brazil. After he did a joint-degree at Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar) and the Kennedy School. He obtained his undergrad from FGV in business and finance in São Paulo.

Paulo also made multiple personal private investments in growth companies in the US and Latin America and is a Senior Adviser to NY based LoadSmart.

He is married, recently moved to Miami, has a daughter and a newborn son and is an avid kitesurfer, enjoys tennis, biking and volleyball.

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