MELI Kaszek Pioneer Corp

MELI Kaszek Pioneer Corp

Sep 13, 2021 by sam.beattie


  • The Company anticipates that the last day of trading in the Class A ordinary shares will be June 16, 2023.
    • The per-share redemption price will be approximately $10.32


Executive Officers

Hernan Kazah, 50
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Director

Mr. Kazah co-founded and led the position as Chief Operating Officer of MELI from 1999 until 2009. From 2009 until 2011, Mr. Kazah was MELI’s Chief Financial Officer. In 2011, Mr. Kazah co-founded Kaszek, where he currently serves as Co-Founder and Managing Partner. Since its inception, Kaszek has raised more than $2 billion in seven different funds, becoming the largest Latin American Venture Capital firm. Prior to joining MercadoLibre, Inc., Mr. Kazah worked as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble and was a finance analyst both at the UN Development Program and at a stock brokerage firm. Mr. Kazah currently sits on the boards of several of Kaszek’s portfolio companies, including MadeiraMadeira, DigitalHouse, CaminoEducação, Covalto (formerly known as CrediJusto), LaHaus, Sallve and Valoreo. Mr. Kazah was selected “Endeavor Entrepreneur” in 1999, “Established Endeavor Entrepreneur” in 2009, as one of “The Outstanding Young Persons of Argentina” by the Junior Chamber International in 2004, and Entrepreneur Master of the Year 2018 by Ernst & Young Argentina. Mr. Kazah holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Buenos Aires.

Pedro Arnt, 48
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Arnt has served as Chief Financial Officer of MELI since June 1, 2011. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Arnt served in various capacities since joining MELI in December 1999. Mr. Arnt initially led the business development and marketing teams as vice president, and later managed MELI’s customer service operations. Mr. Arnt then held the position of vice president of strategic planning, treasury and investor relations, actively participating in MercadoLibre, Inc.’s transition from a private to a public company, and playing an important role in capital markets, corporate finance, strategic planning and treasury initiatives. Prior to joining MercadoLibre, Inc., Mr. Arnt worked for The Boston Consulting Group. He is a Brazilian citizen and holds a Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Haverford College and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.

Angel Uribe, 46
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Uribe joined our Sponsor in 2021 to lead SPAC investment activities. Prior to that, Mr. Uribe was a Partner at TPG Growth and TPG’s impact investment platform The Rise Fund, where he led the firm’s Latin America platform since joining the firm in 2016 as a Senior Advisor. During his tenure at TPG, Angel led investments including ResultadosDigitais and DigitalHouse, and served on the board of both companies. Before joining TPG, Angel spent 15 years leading private equity investments in Latin America, mainly as a partner at Southern Cross Group, where he founded the firm’s Brazilian operation in 2007. Prior to Southern Cross, Angel was CEO of the Lagarde Winery in Argentina. Mr. Uribe holds a Master’s of Business Administration with honors from Austral University in Argentina and he completed an Executive Program at Stanford University. Mr. Uribe also Graduated as Agricultural Engineer from UCA University in Argentina.

Board of Directors

Catherine Ambrose, 57

From 2007 to 2019, Ms. Ambrose was Executive Director of the Latin American Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), a Delaware incorporated 501c6 membership organization with 200 member firms. For the same period, she was also a member of the LAVCA board. At LAVCA, Ms. Ambrose interacted with the key private equity and VC investors active in Latin America on a daily basis, oversaw a research team that produces data on investment activity, and launched and managed a range of programs to promote the development of the private capital ecosystem in Latin America. In October 2019, LAVCA entered into a merger with the Global Private Capital Association (GPCA), another non-profit 501c3 incorporated in Delaware, but with a global scope covering Asia, Africa, CEE and the Middle East in addition to Latin America. In connection with that merger, Ms. Ambrose became chief executive officer and a board member of GPCA, a role which she continues to perform today. Ms. Ambrose also currently serves as director of Girls Write Now, where she also serves as the Finance Committee Chair.

Gregory Waldorf, 53

Mr. Waldorf is the former CEO of Invoice2go, which was acquired by in September, 2021. During his time as CEO of Invoice2go, Mr. Waldorf operated the software and payments company which served more than 200,000 small businesses globally and revolutionized how the world’s smallest businesses work. Prior to Invoice2go, Mr. Waldorf has a long history of involvement with leading technology businesses and a lifetime passion for entrepreneurship. During his career, he has contributed to many businesses as an executive leader, board member, entrepreneurial founder and early stage investor. His former experience includes being the Chief Executive Officer of eHarmony, where he led the company through an extended period of global growth, and being a Chief Executive Officer-in-Residence at Accel Partners. In addition to his executive roles, Mr. Waldorf has served on numerous private and public company boards in addition to his investments in many technology growth companies. Mr. Waldorf has recently served on the boards of Virta Health, Grupo Zap and Invoice2go, in addition to 11 years combined on the boards of Zillow and Trulia, where he served as Lead Director. Mr. Waldorf is a Senior Advisor to Sixth Street Partners and a Lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Waldorf holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.

Jonathan Levav, 46

Mr. Levav is the King Philanthropies professor of marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research is aimed at understanding consumer’s judgments and choices by using tools from experimental psychology and behavioral economics. In particular, Mr. Levav studies the contextual factors that influence people’s choices and judgments. His research is both basic and applied—from probability judgment to product customization decisions. Mr. Levav received his PhD in marketing from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and his AB in public and international affairs from Princeton University. Mr. Levav is the winner of the Hillel Einhorn Young Investigator Award, awarded biennially by the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making. Prior to joining Stanford he was a member of the faculty at the Columbia Business School.