Mario Aquino is the founder & Managing Partner of FutureLabs Ventures – a tech VC and Venture Builder focused on long-term digital mega-trends that are reshaping the world — with specific emphasis on big data & advanced analytics.
Prior to FutureLabs, Mario was a Partner of McKinsey & Company where he co-founded McKinsey Solutions and led the broader McKinsey New Ventures in Asia-Pacific (McKinsey’s innovation & corporate venture capital group). As leader of McKinsey New Ventures, Mario identified distinctive B2B start-ups and helped them collaborate with large corporate organizations to capture real economic value from innovation. During his tenure at McKinsey, he scaled the New Ventures team to over 500 professionals in the region and 40+ distinctive data & analytics portfolio companies that have become global innovators in their fields.
Prior to McKinsey, Mario was Managing Director and Board member of Moody’s Analytics in EMEA, a risk analytics company that he helped build and scale into a $1B revenue business. During his tenure at Moody’s, he was instrumental in making a number of transformative acquisitions and internal investments in financial technology and advanced analytics.
Prior to Moody’s, Mario was a financial analyst at Lehman Brothers in London focusing on high-tech, high- growth sectors and held a number of consulting positions at McKinsey in the US, where he advised tech start-ups (including establishing and launching Virgin Mobile in the US) and PE firms.
Mario brings 20 years of investment, business building and entrepreneurial experience in big data & advanced analytics and is a core expert on digital innovation, Fintech, Cybersecurity, and Artificial Intelligence.