Fintech Unicorn Neon Appoints André Madeira, Coinbase and Google Veteran, to Role of Chief Technology Officer

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, July 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neon , a fintech company and digital bank focused on improving the lives of working Brazilians, today announced the appointment of André Madeira as the company's new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Madeira brings extensive knowledge in engineering to the role, along with expertise in building scalable products for the masses from his stints at Google, Snap, and Coinbase. Madeira will spearhead the effort of transforming Neon into a technology-driven financial product powerhouse, beginning with a remote-worker recruiting effort to build his team with the world's best tech talent, regardless of location. Madeira successfully sold his AI-powered fintech startup Meemo last year to Coinbase where he recently oversaw crypto-related consumer-facing data products. He has also built a career building and leading large engineering and data efforts and teams for over a decade at Google Search and Snap, creating scalable and highly personalized products that impact billions of people daily. He will now focus on helping Neon reach new potential with its growing customer base. Neon's mission is to decrease inequality in Brazil, where the gap between the wealthy and the low-income population has been persistently large. "People's relationship with money is quite emotional, especially on the low end of the income spectrum. Building trust through fair, understandable, and useful financial products is key to creating a loyal bridge between consumers and products and services," says André Madeira, Neon's new CTO. "I was ... Full story available on