Mariano Belinky joined Motive Partners in 2021 and is an Industry Partner based out of the London office. At Motive, Mariano is responsible for sourcing and executing the transformative opportunities presented by the application of generative AI, combining his experience as Operator and Investor with his background in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Mariano also played a key role in the launch and scaling of the Motive Ventures platform, and will continue to support the Motive Ventures team as an Industry Partner.
Prior to joining Motive, Mariano was the Global CEO of Santander Asset Management, where he led the turnaround of the company since the re-acquisition from Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic. Prior to this, Mariano co-founded and ran Inno Ventures, Santander Group’s fintech-focused global VC fund, defining its investment approach, creating the 11-strong team and leading ~25 investments in portfolio companies. Before joining Santander InnoVentures, Mariano was a junior partner with McKinsey and Company, where he advised global banks and asset managers across Europe and the Americas. He previously spent three years as part of the research technology team at Bridgewater Associates, and before as a trader in cash equities and equity derivatives in his native Buenos Aires.
Mariano holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Philosophy from New York University and conducted doctoral studies in Artificial Intelligence at Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya in Spain.