Mariano Belinky - Managing Partner, Santander Innoventures
Mariano Belinky is Managing Partner at Santander InnoVentures – a FinTech venture capital fund fully-owned by Grupo Santander. The fund is stage-agnostic and invests both capital and resources in companies globally. It focuses on start-ups that can increase the value proposition to Santander Customers across the Group’s 10 major geographies, while creating value for the companies it invests in.
Mariano is an alumni of McKinsey & Co. in Madrid and New York, where he was an Associate Principal in the CIB and Risk Management practices for over 6 years, and of Bridgewater Associates, a global macro hedge fund in Connecticut, where he was a Research Technology Associate for over 3 years. Prior to that he was an equities and equity derivatives trader in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Mariano holds a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from New York University, and conducted doctoral studies in Artificial Intelligence at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, focusing on complex networks, and specifically on syndication patterns in venture capital networks in the US.