Wences Casares

Wences Casares
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Xapo

Studied Bus. Admin., Univ. of San Andrés, Buenos Aires; Owner/President Management Program, Harvard Univ. Technology entrepreneur, specializing in technology and financial ventures. 1994, launched Argentina's first ISP, Internet Argentina; 1997, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Patagon, Argentine online brokerage and Latin America's first comprehensive Internet financial services portal; acquired by Banco Santander in 2000. Then Founder, Wanako Games, a videogame developer; developed the award-winning game Assault Heroes. 2002, Co-Founder, Banco Lemon, a retail bank for the underbanked in Brazil; acquired by Banco do Brasil in 2009. 2004-07, circumnavigated the globe aboard sailing catamaran. Founder, Fundación Síntesis. Endeavor Entrepreneur. Young Global Leader (2011), World Economic Forum. Member, YPO.