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- Meyer "Micky" Malka is a technology and financial services entrepreneur. He is founder and general partner of Ribbit Capital, a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California.CareerIn 1993, at the age of 19, Malka co-founded Heptagon Group, a securities and investment broker dealer servicing the Venezuelan and U.S. markets, where he served as Chief operating officer. In 1998, Malka developed the online brokerage Patagon.com, Inc., which became Latin America’s first comprehensive Internet-based financial services portal and dealer until its acquisition in March 2000 by the Spanish bank Banco Santander for over $700 million. Malka then served as the interim Chief Executive Officer for OpenBank S.A., an online bank in Spain and Germany.In 2003, he co-founded Banco Lemon which was acquired by Banco do Brasil, Latin America’s largest bank.After moving to San Francisco in 2007, in July 2008, Malka co-founded and served as co-Chief Executive Officer of Bling Nation Ltd., a Palo Alto-based mobile payments company until July 2011 when it evolved into Lemon Inc. Lemon was acquired by LifeLock for $50 million in December 2013.In May 2011, Malka co-founded Banco Bracce, a Brazilian financial banking institution specializing in lending for mid-sized companies in Brazil.In 2012, Malka founded Ribbit Capital, a venture capital firm that targets early-stage companies that use technology to innovate financial services worldwide. Malka raised Ribbit’s inaugural $100 million fund in 2012. Investors include Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Silicon Valley Bank and various institutional investors and individuals such as Social+Capital founder Chamath Palihapitiya and Facebook Vice President of Messaging, David Marcus.
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