Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel

Managing Partner, Rakuten Capital and Executive Officer at Rakuten, Inc.

Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel is the Managing Partner in charge of Rakuten’s growth venture investments in Fintech and Mobility.

At Rakuten Capital, Oskar has led multiple investments in innovative start-ups in North America, Europe and Asia, in close cooperation with Rakuten’s various financial services and business units. Previously, Oskar acquired extensive experience in the financial industry, including investment banking and capital markets while at JP Morgan and Merrill Lynch, private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe.

Key investments sourced by Oskar include online lending platforms Upstart and Insikt, global remittance player Azimo, premium finance disruptor PremFina and Cyndx, a B2B SaaS crowdfunding platform.

In addition, Oskar is responsible for Rakuten’s mobility investments, including two regional ride-sharing leaders: Cabify, in Spain and Latin America, and Careem, in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Europe’s on-demand delivery leader Glovo.

Oskar serves as an active board member for all these companies.

Oskar earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and his BA at ICADE in Spain.