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Episode Description

Federico Baradello, CEO and Co founder of Finalis, joins the show to talk about

- The evolution of the investment banking space and the opportunities to innovate in the back office of the financial services space.

- Finalis' 'five year overnight success story' and finding product go-to-market fit through 200 failed sales calls.

- Key insights and recommendations for first time founders building products in FinTech.

Episode Transcript

Federico Baradello

Founder and CEO of Finalis

Federico Baradello is the Founder and CEO of Finalis®, a company that is on a mission to power dealmakers by building the world’s indispensable dealmaking platform. He has an extensive background in M&A and private placements. As an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Federico managed M&A deals for blue-chip private equity firms and strategics from term sheet negotiations and auction bids to closings.  Previously, as an associate at a London-based private equity firm, he supported cross-border deals in Europe and Australia. In addition to building Finalis®, Fed supports the World Identity Network, a startup launched in collaboration with Sir Richard Branson that leverages blockchain technology to give digital identities to refugees, migrants, and other vulnerable persons. He has launched refugee and migrant initiatives with Human Rights Watch, Chobani’s Tent Foundation, and the National Immigration Forum. Federico was previously Professor of Law & Business at Hult International Business School, where he taught courses on U.S. corporate law, regulations, and disruptive technology trends. As an Argentinean-American, he's committed to helping entrepreneurs in Latin America scale and raise capital in the United States. Fed is also a Limited Partner with Alaya Capital Partners, among Argentina’s premier venture capital firms, and has advised multiple companies across Latin America. Federico is also the host of "Pencils Down," Finalis' podcast — https://www.finalis.com/podcast/