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Startups & Investment Matching | Speakers

Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur, Investor, Author

Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.” He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. The Observer and other media have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads. It has now exceeded 900 million downloads.

Christine Esserman

Partner

Accel

Christine Esserman joined Accel in 2017 and focuses on software, internet, and mobile technology companies. Since joining Accel, Christine has help lead Accel’s investments in Blackpoint Cyber, Linear, Merge, ThreeFlow, Bumble, Remote, Dovetail, Ethos, Guru, and Headway.

Barbara Matthews

Chief People Officer

Remote

Barbara is the Chief People Officer of Remote, focused on leading global teams through planning, implementing and scaling, Remote’s cultural vision, to make opportunities accessible to everyone. In Barbara’s most recent role at Stripe, she built the company’s global HR function as its International Head of HR, EMEA & APAC. Prior to Stripe, she spent more than 12 years on the People team at Google. Barbara has over 20 years experience working for fast-paced scale-ups to large enterprise business, with a keen focus of building and nurturing high-performing distributed teams.

Sitar Teli

Managing Partner

Connect Ventures

Sitar focuses on early-stage investments across a range of areas including vertical networks and software, health and consumer enablement. Prior to Connect, she was with Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, where she led their Series A round in SoundCloud. Sitar’s expertise is in products with network effects, PLG and/or community-led growth. Portfolio companies include Kheiron, aiCoustics, Faks, Outverse, Woolf University and Lifebit.

Luther Lowe

Head of Public Policy

Y Combinator

Luther Lowe is currently the Head of Public Policy at Y Combinator, where he fights for little tech in the public policy arena. Prior to his time at Y Combinator, he was the Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Yelp. Lowe’s career has been marked by his advocacy for competition policy, open data, and consumer free speech. Lowe’s work has earned him recognition, including being named to Vanity Fair’s ‘New Establishment’ list and being listed among Washington DC’s 500 most influential people. Lowe’s background also includes serving as an aide to retired NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark and working on various Democratic campaigns.

Mike Sigal

Founder

Sigal Ventures

[Investor] Mike Sigal is a recent transplant to Lisbon after 35 years as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor. He now serves as an advisor and coach to startup founders, corporate executives and fund managers to accelerate their strategy, fundraising, leadership skills and organizational development. He serves on the Investment Committee of SCVentures, as a Venture Partner at GPO Fund, MiddleGame Ventures, Pella Ventures and Revolution DAO, and as an advisor to Unbounded Capital. Mike’s a globally recognized expert on fintech and innovation on financial services, a frequent speaker at corporate and industry events, and a guest lecturer on corporate venture capital and innovation at Stanford and UC Berkeley business schools. Previously, Mike was a Partner of 500 Startups Fintech Fund responsible for over 80 early-stage fintech investments and a 7-time startup founder with three exits including one IPO.

Katy Huang

General Partner and Fund Manager

MAKR Venture Fund

“Katy Huang is an asset manager-investor with over three decades of financial management experience at leading firms including Deutsche Bank, AllianceBerstein, and State Street. She innovated the structured finance market in 2005 with launch and management of a $1.4 billion SIV-Lite. In her extensive multi-decades experience, Katy has managed billion-dollar portfolios for institutions and UHNWI families and has successfully completed over $20 billion in structured transactions including aircraft, real estate, and private company loans.

Today, she focuses on opportunities in early-stage AI and data-driven companies as a General Partner of MAKR Venture Fund, a global ecosystem fund to be launched in Q1 2024. She is also Founder and CEO of Eclarus, an advisory company, as well as Co-founder and CEO of ECHO Innovations, where she delivers and integrates emerging technology solutions for smart city projects. When Katy is not busy connecting dots to find solutions for her clients, she guides start-up founders. Occasionally she serves as advisory board member to start-ups which currently includes Bounty Hunter World, a company that is revolutionizing job recruitment with “bounties”.
Katy has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in business administration from Boston University, USA. She holds CAIA, FDP and CWMA charters and is a 100 Women in Finance FinTech leader and global angel. She regularly contributes to CAIA curriculum development and exam grading.”

Sean Seton-Rogers

Partner

PROfounders

[Investor] Sean is a founding Partner at PROfounders Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund investing in European digital startups. The fund looks to invest in technology companies that fix broken customer experiences and has invested and supported leading startups such as Unity, GetYourGuide, Small Giant Games, SideQuestVR, and Busuu. Sean co-founded PROfounders in 2010 after joining from Benchmark Capital, and in 2019 and 2020 he was selected by Forbes for the Midas List Europe. Sean has an engineering degree from Rice University and an MBA from Wharton.

Cristina Fonseca

General Partner

Indico Capital

[Founder, Investor] Cristina Fonseca, 35, is one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in Europe. Having co-founded Talkdesk in Lisbon and San Francisco, the company reached decacorn status and is a market leasder globally in SaaS for call centers. She subsequently founded Cleverly, an AI company sold to Zendesk confirming her reputation as a global level serial entrepreneur. She also co-founded as a General Partner, Indico Capital Partners, the leading VC based out of Lisbon who has backed 5 unicorns and is only of the most prestigious venture capital firms in continental Europe. Cristina is a global speaker and role model.

Paul Miller

Managing Partner and CEO

Bethnal Green Ventures

Paul Miller is Managing Partner and CEO at Bethnal Green Ventures, Europe’s leading tech for good venture capital firm. He co-founded the firm in 2012 and has helped invest in and support over 150 startups that aim to create a more sustainable planet, an inclusive society and healthy lives. Paul’s also written widely about supporting early stage technology ventures. Previously he was co-founder and CEO of an education technology startup and worked for two UK-based think tanks – Forum for the Future and Demos. He was awarded an OBE for services to startup investment in 2020.

Helena Moniz

University Professor, Consultant

Universidade de Lisboa/INESC-ID, Unbabel

Helena Moniz is the President of the European Association for Machine Translation (2021-) and the President of the International Association for Machine Translation (2023-). She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Lisbon, where she teaches Computational Linguistics, Computer Assisted Translation, and Machine Translation Systems and Post-editing. Helena graduated in Modern Languages and Literature at the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon (FLUL). Since 2015, she is the PI of a bilateral project with INESC-ID/Unbabel. She was responsible for the creation of the Linguistic Quality Assurance processes developed at Unbabel for Linguistic Annotation and Editors’ Evaluation. She now is working mostly on research projects involving Linguistics, Translation, and AI. She is the Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Center for Responsible AI, within the Recovery and Resilience Plan. In a sentence, she is passionate about Language Technologies and Responsible AI!

Jason Esseboom

CEO & Co-founder

Joyned Capital

Jason is the founder of Joyned Capital and a former athlete who found his calling outside of sports. He made it his mission to change the athletes’ narrative and the face of investors in technology.

Anabela Ferreira

Board Member and Co-Owner

Intraplas S. A.

Anabela Ferreira is Co-Owner and Executive Board Member of Intraplás, a packaging company with a solid know-how in extrusion, thermoforming and printing that offers products mainly for dairy industry, based in Portugal.

 

She has been for over 20 years with Intraplás as Executive Board Member. Also, manages other family´s portfolio assets like Cidnay Charming Hotel in Santo Tirso. She just founded Yogoody, an innovative instant yogurt shake. She is Vice President of Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), an European join value chain initiative to make the circular economy a reality for styterics plastics.

 

Also, Anabela is a Board Executive Member at PPP, Portuguese Plastic Pack, an initiative to reinforce the packaging circularity and Founding Board Member of Endeavor Portugal. Anabela holds a Management Degree, a Global Executive MBA from IESE. Participated in several advanced management programs like IMD Family Business; Venture Strategy, Deal Flow & Opportunity Assessment at 500Startup. Anabela is also an Angel investor, Mentor, LP and CoLP in the StartUp ecosystem.

Nuno Pinto

Founder & CBO

Coverflex

Co-founder & CBO at Coverflex (B2B compensation as a SaaS), founder & CEO at Kide Fashion (online fashion marketplace, exited to Minty Square), co-founder & MD at Nortal Seguros (insurance broker with +120 agents).

 

15+ years experience in Insurance & Digital, PhD ABD in Management, Marketing and Strategy at University of Porto.

 

Curious, Passionate, Proactive, Engaged, Ideas Man, Driven, Energetic, Entrepreneurial, Innovative I am a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in growing, managing and scaling high growth tech and non-tech businesses. My journey has been exciting – I have worked in large multinationals, managed biz dev teams, lead transformation initiatives and lifted startups from the ground up. I have created value, spent money, founded, exited, made a lot of mistakes and hopefully learnt from them. By the way, I never give up. I always produce results.

Ricardo Mesquita

Managing Director

Endeavor Portugal

Entrepreneur and founding Managing Director of Endeavor Portugal, a global community of high-impact entrepreneurs present in 40+ markets. Our mission is to help build a strong, supportive and globally connected entrepreneurial ecosystem in Portugal by selecting and servicing high-growth entrepreneurs.

 

By providing global exposure and increase international reach to top founders and their companies, we are fostering opportunities to pay it forward to the local economy and nurture the entire ecosystem. Leading to Endeavor, I’ve launched and managed new ventures in Europe and the Americas and helped design and deliver corporate innovation programs and bootcamps in multiple geographies.

 

Interested in the intersection of technology, education and data, my daily learning happens by working with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams, engaged in doing a great job through the power of initiative and collaboration. Self-starter and lifelong learner, I am active as a mentor, investor and advisor. Multicultural exposure by living in China, Brazil, Chile, France, Spain and the USA. Extensive world travel through 50+ countries.

José Salgado

Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer

Bizay

José is responsible for driving the growth strategy at the company, leading its main growth engines – new markets, new product expansion and new business segments.

Ben Joffe

Partner

SOSV

Benjamin Joffe is a partner at SOSV (www.sosv.com), a global deep tech fund focused on planetary and human health. SOSV has been the most active investor in climate tech since 2017 with over 200 startups backed. Benjamin works on deal flow, ecosystem and events such as the SOSV Matchups, the largest virtual matchmaking events in deep tech, and annual SOSV Climate Tech Summit (www.sosvclimatetech.com), a virtual and free event featuring top VCs and founders like Bill Gates and Chris Sacca, that attracts thousands every year.

 

Born in France, Benjamin graduated with two MSc in Engineering, and worked in consulting, telecom, gaming for over a decade in China, Japan, South Korea and more, and was the founder of a cross-border consultancy on digital innovation. He is an angel investor in 20 startups including one unicorn. He has lectured at top universities including Berkeley Haas, National University of Singapore and Zhejiang University where he gave a course on Deep Tech Ventures.

 

He has written for TechCrunch, Forbes, VentureBeat and IEEE Spectrum, been featured on Bloomberg TV, WSJ, The Economist, Nature, Wired and spoke at tech events in over 30 countries. Benjamin practices seven languages, and his hobbies are Brazilian jiu-jitsu, drawing/painting, and python programming.

Verónica Orvalho

CEO

Didimo

Verónica Orvalho is the founder and CEO of Didimo. She has translated years of research, data science, and computer graphics expertise into a patented technology platform to create digital humans, empowering people to engage more authentically and humanly in digital spaces. This breakthrough provides the next evolution of how humans will engage the world around them. Veronica earned a Ph.D. in Computer Graphics and is a professor at Porto University. She has lived and worked on three continents, with companies like IBM, Sony, Amazon, Universal Studios, and more.

Robin Wauters

Founder

Tech.eu

Robin Wauters is a seasoned technology journalist, analyst, keynote speaker and event curator, as well as the founding editor of Tech.eu, the premier source of European tech news, data analysis and market intelligence. He was formerly the European Editor of The Next Web, and before that a senior editor at TechCrunch. Robin is also one of the co-founders of BeCentral, the digital campus located in Brussels Central Station that has helped thousands of people learn technologies, grow a startup and have a positive impact on society, as well as a founding member of Belgian angel investment collective Syndicate One.

Simon Small

Founder

SaaS Elevator

Co-Founder of SaaS and Gen AI Unicorn Arria NLG. AI Governance expert and founder of Kegai, an AI Governance practise in the City of London. Renowned for introducing GovernanceTech to UK & EMEA (MD of Diligent, now a $7bn company). As a Founder of SaaS Elevator, Simon is a trusted Capital Advisor to Founders (helping to raise $45m to date) and Deal Coach to Sales Execs (helping progress large deals). Author, podcaster, and host of London’s top Enterprise Gen Ai meetup.

Kai Zenner

Head of Office, Digital Policy Adviser

European Parliament

Kai Zenner is Head of Office and Digital Policy Adviser for MEP Axel Voss (European People’s Party Group) in the European Parliament. Describing himself as a digital enthusiast, he focuses on AI, data and the EU’s digital transition. Currently, he is involved in the political negotiations on the AI Act, AI liability directive, eprivacy Regulation and GDPR revision.

 

In his individual capacity, he is pushing for reforms within the European Parliament and for bringing back the Better Regulation agenda to EU policymaking. Mr Zenner graduated in political science (M.Sc. at University of Edinburgh, B.A. at University of Bremen) and in law (State Exam at University of Munster). Before moving to the European Parliament, he worked as research associate at the European office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Brussels.

 

He is member of the OECD.AI Network of Experts and of the Expert Group that supports the ‘High-Level Advisory Body on AI’ of the United Nations. Zenner was awarded best MEP Assistant in 2023 (“APA who has gone above and beyond in his duties”) and ranked Place #13 in Politico’s Power 40 – class 2023 (“top influencers who are most effectively setting the agenda in politics, public policy and advocacy in Brussels”).

Benoit Simeray

Co-founder and CEO

Squadra

Global tech executive with a proven track record of success in scaling startups and leading diverse global teams.

– Joined TomTom pre-revenue and scaled it to $1.5 billion+ in net sales in less than six fiscal years.
– Launched and operated a joint venture with Nike, pioneering sports tech and performance tracking.
– Scaled Jawbone, an A16Z and Sequoia-backed wellness tech venture, from $100 million to $450 million in less than three fiscal years. Jawbone was sold in over 50 countries globally and valued at $3.5 billion.
– CEO of Catapult Sports (CAT.ASX) consumer venture, addressing the largely untapped performance tracking prosumer market.
– Held C-level positions covering a broad functional spectrum, having hired and led diverse teams ranging from design, engineering, product, marketing, sales, and operations globally.

I currently run an executive coaching practice working with founders and executives in the US, Western Europe and Australia, serve as the fractional strategy officer for a new regenerative farming venture and shadow the CEO of a large hospitality group in Portugal called [Vida Plena](https://vida-plena.com/)

My personal mission is to be that spark in other people’s lives, helping them to grow personally and professionally towards reaching their true potential. I strongly believe in the power of mutualising our expertise, knowledge, struggles and opportunities.

This is how and why Squadra was born. Join me on that journey.

Inês Santos Silva

Co-Founder and Chief Activist

Portuguese Women in Tech

Inês Santos Silva is a strong diversity and inclusion advocate, serving as Co-founder and Chief Activist at Portuguese Women in Tech, a community focused on increasing the number of women in technology and supporting those already working in the industry. In addition, she is the Founder of Women(dot)Business, a social enterprise that works to create more corporate procurement opportunities for women-owned businesses. Through her efforts, Inês is helping to break down barriers and create more opportunities for underrepresented groups in the tech industry and entrepreneurship.

Will Bennett

Investor

Seedcamp

Will is an investor at Seedcamp. Seedcamp is Europe’s oldest seed fund is was the first backer of companies like Revolut, Synthesia, TransferWise, UiPath, Pleo, Sorare and many more.

Andreas Klinger

Investor

Remote First Capital

Andreas Klinger é um investidor globalmente ativo, tendo participado em mais de 90 negócios, incluindo Remote.com, Lumalabs, Fly.io e Acquire. Anteriormente, foi fundador e CTO da Product Hunt, VPE da CoinList, Chefe da Remote na AngelList e CTO na On Deck.

Fernando Cabral

Managing Partner

Djassi Ventures

Fernando Cabral is a global leader in the Financial Services industry, where he has been driving large-scale digital innovation and transformation efforts for leading institutions across multiple geographies in Europe and Africa. He is a relentless advocate of accessible, affordable, and inclusive Digital Financial Services as a key enabler to reducing poverty, boosting prosperity, and triggering social and economic impact in underserved communities.

Fernando is also on a mission to create more inclusive and equitable startup and innovation ecosystems, leveraging his organisation Djassi Africa to advance, enable funding allocation, and levelling the playing field for underrepresented founders across Europe.

Miguel Santo Amaro

Coverflex

CEO

Miguel Amaro is a tech entrepreneur and investor, known for his role in co-founding Uniplaces and Coverflex, two pioneering Portuguese startups. His entrepreneurial journey underscored the significance of mentorship, leading him to establish the Entrepreneurs Organization Portugal and become a lead mentor at Techstars. Co-founding Coverflex, a company revolutionizing the world of compensation, further showcased his expertise, propelling it to become the largest pre-seed round in Portugal.

Catarina Peyroteo Salteiro

Cabinet of MEP, AI enthusiast

European Parliament

Catarina Peyroteo Salteiro has a diverse background in global communication, artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, policy, and a passion for promoting gender equality.

She holds a degree in Communication Sciences and a postgraduate degree in Political Science and International Relations. Catarina gained professional experience in marketing at corporations such as Fox International Channels and Universal Music Group. She then joined Defined.ai, a then-startup focused on artificial intelligence training data, where she led the Global Communication and Brand team. While at Defined.ai, she spent a period in Seattle, WA, participating in the company’s exponential growth. Afterward, she was responsible for Internationalization and Special Projects at Startup Portugal, supporting the national ecosystem expansion and growth. She then moved to Brussels to work in the cabinet of the Member of the European Parliament João Albuquerque, where she advises on policy and legislation.

Catarina is a member of a youth reflection group by the President of Portugal and won the Silver Lion in the Portuguese competition of the Young Lions of Cannes in the Public Relations category in 2022. In her spare time, she promotes and participates in initiatives and debates around gender equality and artificial intelligence.

Vijaykant Nadadur

Co-Founder & CEO

Stride.AI Inc

Vijaykant Nadadur, serving as the Co-Founder & CEO of Stride.AI, is recognized for his expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, and Consulting. An eloquent public speaker, he has been featured at prominent events such as the World Forum for Responsible Economy in France and Digital Banking in the USA. Beyond his corporate role, Vijay is deeply involved in mentoring up-and-coming talent, contributing his knowledge to accelerator programs including Techstars in Paris, Dubai, and Atlanta, as well as the Lisbon Challenge. His international flair is evidenced by his ability to speak several languages and his experience living in six different countries. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky, underscoring his technical acumen in the field.

Joana Rafael

Co-founder, COO

Sensei

Joana is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Sensei. Founded in 2017, Sensei is a European leading company of autonomous stores technology with presence in Europe and LATAM. With its proprietary Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence technology, Sensei has been a pioneer by opening the first autonomous store in continental Europe with SONAE (Lisbon, 2021), the first autonomous supermarket in Latin America in Brazil with Muffato Group (Curitiba, 2022), and more recently the first autonomous store in Italy with DAO (Verona, 2023). Sensei autonomous stores and plug-and-play formats can also be found in retail clients in Spain and France.

During her career, Joana worked and studied in Portugal, the USA, Italy, and Germany. She holds an Executive Master and doctoral studies (DFA) from Instituto Superior Técnico under the MIT Portugal Program in Sustainable Energy Systems (in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and holds a postgraduate certificate in Sustainability at Harvard University. She graduated in 2009 from the Technical University of Lisbon and La Sapienza in Rome. She was a founding partner of the software house META before founding Sensei and has been a member of the Executive Committee and Vice-President of the Portuguese Industrial Association – Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AIP-CCI) since 2019 until present.

Joana was awarded the Women Entrepreneurship Award by Católica Lisbon Business School/Center for Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2019 and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2021 (Startup Lisboa).

Jon Fath

Co-Founder & CEO

Rauva

Jon Fath is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rauva. He started his journey as a tech entrepreneur after an international M&A career.

He was involved in the creation of Equivvy, the first blockchain rental sharing platform for B2B equipment, as well as of FANA, a blockchain fintech initiative for charity where he is a Board Advisor. Jon has worked and lived in over 20 countries, including China and in several Mediterranean countries. He has demonstrated world-class achievements in blockchain, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and fintech ventures.

His achievements include enabling the successful international expansion of Transmetrics, the leading AI platform dedicated to logistics, where he was previously CEO. Most recently, he was the COO at bunq, one of the largest digital banks in Europe, where he actively contributed to closing the largest series A funding round in Europe’s fintech history.

Jon has an entrepreneurial, M&A and investment background and is a keen problem solver with a strong focus on B2B companies. He has dedicated his career to developing new ways of helping businesses improve their efficiency and effectiveness.

Marcelo Lebre

President and co-founder

Remote

[Founder] Marcelo is the co-founder and President of Remote. Marcelo was previously VP of Engineering at Unbabel and has held several CTO positions. He frequently speaks at events about leadership and managing remote teams. Marcelo is also a startup advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs. He is a passionate engineer, proud dad, and sci-fi nerd. Reach Marcelo on Twitter @marcelo_lebre.

 

 

 

 

Felipe Avila da Costa

CEO, Co-founder

Infraspeak

Felipe Ávila da Costa is the CEO and co-founder of Infraspeak, a global tech company that is transforming the world of Facility Management through data, intelligence, and automation. Felipe is also a co-founder of Founders Founders, a community-driven scale-up incubator. Previously, Felipe was responsible for the Technological Center and the Startup Acceleration Program of UPTEC (University of Porto Science and Technology Park), where he supported the start, early development, and growth of more than 250 startups and innovation centers. Deeply involved in the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem and featured as one of the “40 business leaders of the Future” in Portugal by FAE, Felipe is an experienced mentor and speaker. He holds a Master’s Degree in Software and an Executive MBA by Porto Business School.”

Humberto Ayres Pereira

CEO

Rows.com

Humberto is the co-founder and CEO of Rows.com. He likes Spreadsheets, software, tech, comics, Portugal and Europe.

Stephan Morais

Managing Partner

Indico Capital Partners

Stephan Morais, 50, is the co-founder and Managing General Partner of Indico Capital Partners, the leading early stage VC based out of Lisbon and one of the most prestigious venture capital firms in continental Europe. In the last decade the Indico team was involved in 6 unicorns in Portugal, Spain and Germany and have developed and reputation as hands-on lead investors with its past and portfolio raising close to 3bn USD. He is a former entrepreneurs, CEO, banker and consultant who has lived in 10 different countries including the US where he decided to become a VC while doing his MBA at Harvard Business School. Stephan is a global speaker and recognised media personality.

Igor Ryabenkiy

Managing Partner

AltaIR Capital

Igor Ryabenkiy is the founder and managing partner at AltaIR Capital, a global VC firm with 300+ tech startups and 9 unicorns in its portfolio, 6 of which were backed at an early stage: Miro, Deel, PandaDoc, OpenWeb, Socure, and Turing.

With assets totaling $600M under management, AltaIR Capital focuses on Productivity Tools, FinTech, Future of Work, and Digital Health.

Before starting AltaIR Capital Igor launched and brought to success his group of companies and invested as a business angel. His 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor formed the basis of his book Adventures in Venture Capital. 

António Miguel

Managing Partner

maze impact

António founded Maze and is responsible for the Investment work area which includes the MSM impact VC fund as a Managing Partner. He has worked in impact investment for +10 years in the UK, Canada and Europe. Antonio teaches Impact Investment at NOVA SBE and previously was an Analyst at Social Finance UK. He holds a MSc in Business Administration from Católica Business School and is a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. His motto is that 99 is not 100.

André Jordão

CEO

Barkyn

Andre is the Founder and CEO of Barkyn, a pet health subscription combining personalized nutrition and telemedicine, growing in multiple European countries.

Guilherme Coelho

Co-founder and CEO

Maven Pet

I don’t know what life is without pets! 🐶 And 68.3% of pets’ deaths can be avoided – just by acting in time! That’s why we’ve built the first AI-Vet™ capable of detecting the onset of health issues in cats and dogs. With Maven Pet, for the first time, veterinarian teams can diagnose earlier and treat smarter.

Miguel Damas

MD, Founder

Prime Human Performance

Miguel Damas MD is a doctor on a mission to unlock human potential. Board-certified in family medicine with a background in precision, functional and sports medicine, he merges his expertise with a fervent interest in nutrition, psychology, and health technology.

Dr Miguel crafts personalized, precision medicine strategies to elevate the health and performance of those aspiring for greatness. Miguel’s own battle with obesity fuels his passion for overcoming limits and into the interconnectedness of body, brain, and mind.

Having worked with entrepreneurs, C-level executives and high-achievers across the globe, Dr Miguel brings a truly international perspective to his work. He’s shared his wisdom on biohacking, human optimization, and surpassing limitations on stages across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.