Marcelo Claure

Executive Chairman & Managing Partner
Bicycle Capital

Marcelo Claure is a global entrepreneur and investor, and Founder & CEO of Claure Group, a multi-billion-dollar global investment firm spanning multiple high growth sectors including AI & technology, energy transition, fashion and entertainment, and sports. The Claure Group portfolio includes investments in T-Mobile, the world’s most valuable telecommunications company where he is the largest individual shareholder; SHEIN, the fastest growing on-demand fashion company globally, where he is Group Vice Chairman; Bicycle Capital, Latin America’s leading growth equity fund; Open Opportunity Fund, a fund supporting Black and Hispanic tech founders in the US; and eB Capital, a Brazil-focused investment platform.

Claure also co-chairs Harvard’s Digital Data Design (D^3) Institute, which explores how AI is reshaping businesses.

Claure immigrated from Bolivia to the US and started his first business Brightstar in 1997, growing it to become the world’s largest global wireless distribution and services company. In 2014, Claure sold Brightstar to SoftBank. He then became CEO of Sprint, where he led its turnaround and subsequent US$195 billion merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. Claure remains on the board member of the new T-Mobile.

Following the merger, Claure was promoted to CEO of SoftBank Group International where he had direct oversight for SoftBank's operating companies like ARM, Fortress, and Boston Dynamics. Additionally, he launched the $8 billion SoftBank Latin America Funds, the largest VC fund in the region.