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Former SoftBank and Third Point exec to lead Valor’s growth equity business

Valor Capital Group (Valor), a cross-border venture capital and growth equity firm focused on the United States, Brazil, and Latin American technology markets, has appointed Paulo Passoni as a Managing Partner. 

Passoni will manage Valor’s growth equity business and lead the sourcing of new investment opportunities while working with founders to support growth at the firm’s existing portfolio companies.

Passoni brings more than 15 years of investing experience across various asset classes, including private and public equities, private and public credit, infrastructure, and real estate.

Most recently, Passoni served as a Managing Investment Partner of SoftBank’s $8 billion LatAm Funds, where he contributed to the significant expansion of the business and investment team. Prior to joining SoftBank, he was a Managing Director responsible for emerging markets investments at Third Point Management.

Passoni holds a joint degree from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School and an undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo. He has served on numerous company boards, including Quinto Andar, InCode, VTEX, Unico, Olist, MadeiraMadeira, Petlove, and CRM & Bonus.

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