Meyer Malka Rais, 45
Mr. Malka is the managing partner and founder of Ribbit Capital, a venture capital fund focused on investing in innovative companies in the financial services sector, a position he has held since May 2012. Mr. Malka has more than twenty years of experience building and investing in technology and financial services across three continents. Mr. Malka currently serves on the boards of several companies, including Credit Karma, Inc., a free credit and financial management platform; LendingHome Corporation, the largest online marketplace for home mortgages; Invoice2go, Inc., which ofers invoicing solutions to small businesses on mobile applications; and Brex, Inc., a payments company ofering the first corporate credit card for startups, among others. In 1991, at the age of 18, Mr. Malka co-founded Heptagon Group, a securities and investment broker dealer servicing the Venezuelan and U.S. markets, where he served as chief operating ofcer. In 1998, Mr. Malka 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, a Brazilian retail bank serving the underbanked population, which went on to become one of the largest private microfinance institutions in Brazil until 2009 when it was acquired by Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s largest bank. In July 2008, Mr. Malka co-founded and was co-chief executive ofcer of Bling Nation Ltd., a Palo Alto-based mobile payments private company, until July 2011 when it evolved into Lemon Inc, which was then acquired by LifeLock in 2013. In May 2011, Mr. Malka co-founded Banco Bracce, a Brazilian financial banking institution specializing in lending for mid-sized companies in Brazil. Banco Bracce was sold in 2014. Mr. Malka graduated with a degree in economics from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela in 1996 and currently resides in Palo Alto, California.