Yann de Vries
Partner, Sao Paulo
Yann de Vries is a Founding Partner of Redpoint e.ventures, the first tier one Silicon Valley venture firm with a local presence in Latin America. Yann brings to Brazil more than 15 years of international experience in the high tech industry across variety of positions: Before founding Redpoint e.ventures, Yann spent five years heading Cisco’s Corporate Business Development activities in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America driving revenue growth and strategic value for Cisco in the region through venture capital investments, M&A, partnerships and corporate strategy. He also worked for six years in the Silicon Valley in venture capital with e.ventures, in a start-up with Sonim and in management consulting with Bain’s technology practice. He started his career as an engineer with Alcatel in Cairo and Agilent Technologies in Hong Kong.
Yann holds a MSEE from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and an MBA from Harvard Business School.