Mastercard Vice President Gilberto Caldart Joins Climate Impact Venture Capital Firm Vidavo as Venture Capital Partner
SAN FRANCISCO, October 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vidavo Ventures today announced that the senior executive and one of the architects of Mastercard’s international expansion and accelerated growth has joined the company in the role of Venture Partner to lead efforts to investment in climate Fintech.
The next decade will be the most important in our fight against climate change. Vidavo invests in innovative companies that can scale quickly and have a significant impact. The company is led by top industry leaders and venture capital professionals with deep knowledge of the most energy-intensive legacy industries. Vidavo’s mission is to transform these industries from within.
Gilberto is currently Executive Vice President of Mastercard, where he led the company’s international affairs. Previously, Gilberto was responsible for the company’s activities in Latin America. Earlier in his career, he was a senior executive in Citigroup/Citibank’s Consumer Group in Brazil and New York.
Fintech innovation is a critical enabler of the future zero-carbon economy, creating an excellent opportunity for high-return investments in areas such as impact finance, carbon credit trading and accounting, and climate risk management.
“The opportunities have never been greater to invest in the climate technology space,” Gilberto said. “The Vidavo team’s depth of experience and the urgency of their approach to making an immediate difference is very appealing. I look forward to building a lasting partnership through which we can truly make an impact in the fight against climate change. .”
“Gilberto has proven to be not only a great leader, but also a committed advocate for innovation and technology, which makes him an ideal partner for Vidavo. His experience will be key in helping us become the best in this area to reverse the climate,” said Vidavo Managing Partner and CEO Diego Lopez Casanello.
Vidavo is a venture capital firm with a preferred path to the most essential yet energy-intensive industries. We have a global mandate to invest in breakthrough technologies to advance a Third Industrial Revolution that will boost productivity and enable a carbon-free economy while helping these industries adapt to climate change. Our founders are CEOs and industry leaders, investing in startups in agriculture, industrial manufacturing and industrial mobility. Visit www.vidavo.co Where LinkedIn
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