About The Speaker
Alexandre Massart is a renowned investor who currently runs Blend Ventures, Ltd, a consulting and advisory company for early-stage and established companies in the technology, fintech, payment and Internet segments. He is also an active Angel Investor in several tech startups EU/USA – payment, technology and blockchain. As Director of Corporate Ventures and Strategic Partnerships, Visa Inc., and Innovation and Corporate Ventures Advisor at Visa Europe, Alexandre led and executed Visa Europe’s first corporate venture investment, ran mobile venture capital investments and strategic partnerships to strengthen Visa’s leadership in mobile, authentication, loyalty and contactless payments. Prior to this, as Director of Product Innovation and Business Development at Visa Inc., Alexandre built the mobile payment business in Latin America, a $15b opportunity to Visa. Together with his team he launched the first mobile top-up payment program. Before that, he was responsible for building and launching UBS’s first mobile app offering real time financial market data and transaction capabilities. Alexandre is also an entrepreneur and was co-founder and VP Products of Viarua, Ltd., a crowdfunding startup offering funding to cultural projects utilizing both direct funding and funding through underutilized tax incentives, as well as co-founder at Msystem AG, a Swiss startup in computer networks. His expertise lies in international strategic business development, deal making - Venture capital investments and strategic partnerships, new product development and implementation, strategic business planning.