Cristian Pinto Marinho

Investor at daphni

Cristian is an investor at daphni. He worked as an investor in Brazil and Germany with a focus on B2B SaaS, Fintech, Proptech, and Climatetech. Cristian studied at ESCP Business School and before VC, he used to be an American Football Athlete. 

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." - Forrest Gump

Cristian's fun facts

Super power

Always able to see something positive in any outcome

Smile when

Someone tells a dad joke / Meets someone passionate about social change

He can teach

How to cook a perfect Pasta alla Norma

Why did he join the VC world?

To empower founders who want to create a positive social impact in our society

Soft skills

Curious, open-minded, passionate


Your 3 favorite places in the world


Social Entrepreneurship, Sports, Languages, The Sea

How he acts for good

Mentors the next generation of social leaders

Mission at daphni

Find, fund, and support the most kickass founders in tech

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falafels eaten
Different Cities Lived in 6 different countries
Founder Meetings
deals supported in 3 different countries

Cristian's news

The Future is Community-Powered

Community is what Daphni is all about. Our community of 350 entrepreneurs, investors, and experts (a.k.a. Daphnipolis) is the foundation of our VC model and is accessible to our portfolio companies through our proprietary platform. This delivers a knowledge exchange and collaboration culture that accelerates our portfolio companies and enriches the conversations with our ecosystem partners. [...]

(Re)Building Europe: Enabling the workforce that will make net zero possible

Cristian Pinto, investor at daphni, published an article about European startups actively working on solving the blue-collar labor shortage and the green skills emergency. This will be the first article of a series of articles on European startups working on decarbonizing our economy in the coming decade.