Lou Downe

Director of Design and Service Standards for the UK government

Lou Yeoh

Executive Director of FrogAsia Sdn Bhd

Lucia Dell'Agnello

President and Director of the NGO Center for Brazilian innovation in Education (CIEB)

Luciano Huck

TV Host, Philanthropist, Investor and Entrepreneur

Marcelo Claure

COO at SoftBank Group Corp. CEO at SoftBank Group International and SoftBank Latin America, and Executive Chairman, Sprint Corporation

Matthew Gross

Founder and CEO of Newsela

Micky Malka

Founder of Ribbit Capital

Mike Krieger

Co-founder and CTO of Instagram

Micky Malka

Founder of Ribbit Capital


Meyer “Micky” Malka is the founder of Ribbit Capital, a venture capital firm targeting early-stage companies that use technology to innovate financial services worldwide. Ribbit Capital is currently invested in over 40 companies globally.

Mr. Malka has more than twenty years of experience building and investing in technology and financial services companies across four continents. At the age of 19, he co-founded Heptagon Group, a securities and investment broker dealer servicing the Venezuelan and U.S. markets, where he served as chief operating officer. In 1998, Mr. Malka co-developed the online brokerage Patagon.com, Inc., which became Latin America’s first comprehensive Internet-based financial services portal and dealer, until its acquisition in March 2000 by the Spanish bank Banco Santander. In 2003, he co-founded Banco Lemon, which was acquired by Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s largest bank. After moving to San Francisco, he co-founded and served as co-chief executive officer of Bling Nation Ltd., a Palo Alto-based mobile payments company until July 2011, when the company evolved into Lemon, Inc. Lemon was acquired by LifeLock in December 2013. Mr. Malka co-founded Banco Bracce, a Brazilian financial banking institution specializing in lending for mid-sized companies, which was sold in 2015.

Mr. Malka serves on the board of directors of many privately held companies and serves on the board of directors of MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI). He graduated with a degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.



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