Miguel Goncalves

Sustainable investor
Miguel Goncalves is an investor who believes sustainable finance can be used to address major global problems.

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Miguel Goncalves is a private market investor at American Securities LLC. He also works with The Salto Project, a nonprofit organization founded by TED Fellow Guido Núñez-Mujica to help Venezuelans emigrate from the country and rebuild their lives abroad. Goncalves previously worked at AVALT, a family investment office, and at the Boston Consulting Group.

A 2011 Bezos Scholar, Goncalves has earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Cambridge as a Paul Mellon Fellow and a bachelor's in physics from Yale College, where he won the Hart Lyman Prize as the highest ranked student in his class. Outside of investment, he is a classically trained bassoon player, orchestral conductor and comic.

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Future-facing ideas from emerging leaders: TED Talks from the Bezos Scholars

September 15, 2022

The first-ever TED Salon co-created in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation featured incredible ideas from the Bezos Scholars — extraordinary young people thinking about the future of education, human rights, financial systems and more — as well as some special TED Fellows guests. The result of a years-long collaboration between the Bezos Scholars and […]

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