Director, Global Catalyst
Wikings Machado is the Global Director for Next47’s Catalyst Team. In this role he is responsible for leading a team focused on developing business for Next47’s portfolio and helping them to achieve their growth target. Wikings started his professional life in 1997, as a software developer for an enterprise software startup. He joined Siemens in 2002 where he had several roles over the years, starting as a technology analyst and finishing as business unit CEO-his last position at Siemens before joining Next47 in 2018. Wikings holds a degree in computer science and a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Konstanz (Germany). In 2019 he was selected by GVCA—among over 20,000 professionals—as Top-100 Rising Star in Venture capital. When he’s not working or looking after his 3 kids, he spends his time gardening and cycling.