African Leadership University


Patrick Sigrist

Patrick is an entrepreneur who has made a name for himself in the Brazilian startup ecosystem. With a passion for innovation, he has spent the last 20 years building successful startups and paving the way for others to follow in his footsteps.

As the founder of Nomad, Patrick has played a key role in creating the first US Digital Bank that offers global financial services for the Brazilian mass affluent. For Patrick and his team, everyone should have access to the best financial services in the world, and be able to open a regulated account in USD. This vision has driven Nomad to become a true leader in the industry, providing unparalleled services to its customers.

But Nomad isn’t the only company that Patrick has founded. He is also the mastermind behind iFood, the largest online restaurant marketplace for food ordering in Latin America and one of the biggest in the world. It is a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit that he was able to build such a successful venture that revolutionized the way people order food.

In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Patrick is also the founder and board member of Neon, a digital bank that he describes as “like a bank, but completely different.” He is also the founder and partner at Yellow Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm in Brazil.

Patrick’s passion for entrepreneurship and innovation is contagious. His energy and drive inspire those around him to push boundaries and achieve great things. With a track record of success that speaks for itself, Patrick is a true leader in the Brazilian startup ecosystem 

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