Marcello Melandri


Marcello is a fintech investor at Fidelity International Strategic Ventures (FISV), driven by a passion for supporting visionary entrepreneurs and a keen interest in startups revolutionising the financial industry. Before joining the FISV team, Marcello helped multiple fintech startups in their fundraising processes while working at Financial Technology Partners. Originally from Italy, Marcello holds a Masters in Financial Analysis from London Business School and a bachelor's degree from Bocconi University.

In the spotlight

Which global fintech trend are you most excited about and why?

Open finance is a game-changer in the financial industry. By giving customers the ownership and control over their own financial data, it creates a more transparent and customer-centric system that empowers people to make better financial decisions. This has the potential to disrupt numerous aspects of the financial ecosystem, paving the way for increased innovation in the industry.

What is the fintech you wish you had backed and why?

Revolut - a fintech that changed forever the financial industry. What started as a solution to the problem of expensive international transactions has now become a global brand that offers a wide range of financial products to its users. Its mission of "simplifying all things money" has resonated with millions of people worldwide, making it a top fintech success story.

Which entrepreneur would you invite to a fantasy dinner party?

Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir, and a highly successful venture capitalist. He would undoubtedly bring great insights and inspiration to any conversation on entrepreneurship and innovation.