Our team

First things first:

  

It’s all about people.

Daniel Ibri

Co-founder and
managing partner

Camila Folkmann

Co-founder and
managing partner

Ricardo Politi

Partner U.S.

Boaz Albaranes

Venture Partner Israel

Our team

First things first:  It’s all about people.

Daniel Ibri

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Daniel Ibri

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Daniel Ibri is co-founder and managing partner at Mindset Ventures. He has more than 10 years of experience as a venture capitalist, angel investor, international management consultant, M&A advisor and mentor for startups. Over the past decade, Daniel has led strategic planning, financial structuring, turnaround and M&A projects for SMEs in Brazil and mentored dozens of startups from across Brazil, the USA, and Europe. Daniel founded and managed GRID Investments, a successful Seed and Venture Capital Firm in Brazil, awarded in 2014 as Best VC Fund Manager by Microsoft / Spark Awards, and, afterward, worked as the CEO of Acelera Partners. Daniel also worked as a professor for several Brazilian companies and universities.

Currently, Daniel is a mentor at Endeavor Brazil, Artemisia, ACE and Lisbon-Challenge, member of the Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Seed Capital Committee (CEICS-VC) of the Brazilian Association for Private Equity & Venture Capital (ABVCAP) and professor of entrepreneurship and finance courses at Insper.

Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from FGV-EAESP (São Paulo, Brazil) and an MBA in Business Strategy and specialization in Venture Capital from University of California, Berkeley. He has also completed several postgraduate and executive courses in universities such as the Rotman School of Management, Babson College, Harvard University, the University of Texas in Austin, FGV-EDESP (Law School), FIA-USP and Insper University.

Camila Folkmann

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Camila Folkmann

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Camila Folkmann is co-founder and managing partner at Mindset Ventures. With more than 10 years of experience in working with big corporations, financial institutions, funds, and startups, Camila started her career as a corporate lawyer, having worked for major law firms assisting Fortune 500 clients in M&A, debt restructurings, judicial reorganizations and other corporate matters.

After developing a new set of business skills at the University of California, Berkeley (Global Business Management; Venture Capital), Stanford University (Communication) and UCSC Extension (Computer Programming), she had her own Silicon Valley experience by working at two different startups in the Bay Area – Cheapest Online and HandsOn.TV. At HandsOn.TV, Camila was the Head of Operations and Strategic Partnerships, assisting the marketing team and organizing the two editions of the startup competition “Pitch It”. A few years later, and before founding Mindset Ventures, Camila joined Acelera Partners in Brazil as the company’s Chief Legal & Compliance Officer.

As one of the first Brazilian female founders of a Venture Capital firm, she also supports diversity initiatives, being part of the group “Venture Women Brazil”.

Ricardo Politi

Partner U.S.

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Ricardo Politi

Partner U.S.

Ricardo Politi is a partner at Mindset Ventures based out of San Francisco. Featured on Forbes’ “30 Under 30”, Ricardo Politi holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Insper University (São Paulo, Brazil) and attended Executive Programs at Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, London Business School and University of Southern California. Ricardo has worked as an investment consultant, and later on as a sales executive, serving also as a Member of the Management Committee and Philanthropy Coordinator at LIDE Futuro, a youth initiative from a private networking organization whose affiliated companies represent more than 50% of Brazil’s GDP.

He is the Co-Founder of the Fintech startup Kria (formely Broota Brasil), the first and leading Equity-based Crowdfunding platform in Latin America, and has played an important advocacy role with CVM (Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission) in the creation of the specific regulation for crowdfunding in Brazil, helping to democratize the ecosystem by giving access to seed capital for innovation and creating a new investment asset class.

During the past years, Ricardo has has been fostering the Brazilian entrepreneurial ecosystem as Co-Founder and Board Member at Insper Angels, mentor in many Startup Accelerators, Member in Public Policymaking and Advocacy Committees, Co-Author of the book “Young Entrepreneurs” and Host at “Meu Start” TV Show on the Record News Channel. Ricardo is also very active on the third sector, serving as a volunteer Board Member at the NGO Instituto Gerando Falcões and as a member of the Steering Committee at the Nexus Global Youth Summit (United Nations).

Boaz Albaranes

Venture Partner Israel

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Boaz Albaranes

Venture Partner Israel

Boaz Albaranes is a partner at Mindset Ventures based out of Tel Aviv. He has more than 10 years of experience in international relations, technology, and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Mindset, Boaz was the Israeli Economic Consul in Brazil and headed the Israeli Trade & Investments mission in São Paulo where he brought companies and investors from both countries to do business together. One of the main aspects of his job was to match Israeli tech companies with large national Brazilian companies in which he conducted many scouting projects for the latter. During his time in Brazil, Boaz was a mentor in various startups and acceleration programs such as IBM Bootcamp, Oracle Accelerator, Startup Farm, and more.

Previous to his role in Brazil, Boaz has held a few positions within the Israeli Ministry of Economy, such as that of a Project Lead in the Israeli Investment Promotion Center, Cadet in the Foreign Trade Administration, and Project Manager at Israel Newtech – the national program promoting the cleantech sector. Before joining the government, Boaz has worked as an Algorithm Developer in an Israeli startup company and has also co-founded and managed the website Jewgether.org.

Boaz holds a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA, both from Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology.

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