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Sean and Carlos - Two People You Should Get To Know (If You Don't Already)


Jul 22, 2021


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Jul 22, 2021



FinTech Collective is phenomenally excited to announce that two members of the FTC team, Sean Lippel and Carlos Torras, have been promoted today.

Sean has been promoted to Partner and Head of Digital Assets, and Carlos has been promoted to Principal with a focus on emerging markets.

We could not be more excited to recognize the hustle and impact that these two have on the founders and markets we serve.

Sean and Carlos elevate our game.

If you know of talented entrepreneurs who are reimagining the way money flows through the world, have them reach out.

They should know Sean and Carlos.


Sean Lippel Promoted to Partner

Sean joined FinTech Collective in 2016 as a summer associate and leads the firm’s work in digital assets and DeFi (Decentralized Finance).

Over the last six years, Sean has developed a keen judgment on markets, people, and the potential of what’s possible through his Fund I work in alternative lending and his Fund II work in blockchain and DeFi.

He has worked closely with the teams and on boards of FTC companies in the US, Europe, and Latin America with Anyfin (Sweden), Oxio (Mexico), Minka (Colombia), BottlePay, and in DeFi with Centrifuge, Dharma, Rainbow, and UMA.

There are a lot of Sean Lippel fans out there, and we could not be more excited about Sean’s work going forward, expanding the firm’s efforts in digital assets and DeFi.

  • A Gambler and a Banker Walk into a Bar (link)

  • DeFi Is a Continuum (link)

Follow Sean on Twitter @seanlippel

Carlos Torras Promoted to Principal

Carlos started at FinTech Collective in 2019 as a summer associate and leads the firm’s work in emerging markets.

“There are not many more qualified people to share the secrets of investing in the future of Latin America than Carlos. He was born in Spain, is a dual Spanish-Brazilian citizen and grew up criss-crossing ten cities and five countries, including nearly a decade in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.” -from a recent interview with Daniel Ross, Paths Less Trodden

Following graduation as a Huntsman International Studies Scholar and water polo player at Wharton, Carlos started his professional life at JP Morgan in New York City before pursuing the hard-earned work of an entrepreneur at prop-tech startup, Suyo, in Medellin, Colombia where he rose to COO and where he helped to formalize real property rights for low-income families.

Upon return, Carlos pursued his MBA at Wharton, his MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School, and began his career as a venture investor with FinTech Collective.

Carlos works closely with FinTech Collective’s businesses in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil including Rebel, Fondeadora, Oyster, Oxio, Runa, and Minka. This spring, he joined the Board of Minu after FinTech Collective led their Series-A.

You can get to know Carlos a little better by reading the recent interview in Paths Less Trodden:

  • Part I: Coming Out of the Shadows - Fintech in Emerging Markets (link)

  • Part II: Coming Out of the Shadows - Fintech in Emerging Markets (link)


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