October 1, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month

Federico Baradello

Federico Baradello, founder and CEO of Finalis, came to Ulu through a cold email. It’s one of the few cold outreaches that turned into a deal. We were impressed how well-researched his email pitch was and the reasons he outlined why we should meet with him. He’s done an excellent job of listening to his customers and pivoting his product to what his customers need and are willing to pay for. He connects with people in a way that makes them want to support him and his company. He believes that the digital transformation of ibanking will unlock massive revenue opportunities in private market dealmaking and wants to assure that Finalis has a key role in bringing about that digital transformation.”

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Federico Baradellow Bio

Federico Baradello is Founder and CEO of Finalis, a venture-backed San Francisco-based company building one of the world’s largest investment banking platforms. Federico has an extensive background in M&A. As an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Federico managed M&A deals for blue-chip private equity firms and strategics from term sheet negotiations and auction bids to closings. Previously, as an associate at a London-based private equity firm, Federico supported cross-border deals in Europe and Australia.

Federico is an L.P. of Alaya Capital Partners, among the most prominent early-stage venture funds in South America.  He is also a Professor of Law & Business at Hult International Business School, where he teaches courses on U.S. corporate law, regulations, and disruptive technology trends.  Federico holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.P.P. from Harvard University, and an A.B. from Princeton University.

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About the Author: Rusty Dornin

Rusty Dornin is the director of marketing and communications for Ulu Ventures. An award-winning radio and television journalist, she was a CNN correspondent for nearly 18 years covering domestic and world news ranging from war to natural disasters and tales of crime and politics