TEAM

Luís Mira Amaral

Luís Mira Amaral

Chairman

Degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics. More than 25 years as Chairman and Managing Director in Top Financial Institutions and Multinational Companies (BPI, CGD, Banco BIC, EDP, Cimpor, UNICER …). Expert in Strategy and Governance.

Santiago Salazar

Santiago Salazar

Executive Director

Degree in Industrial Technique, Economics, IT and Management. Experience of over 15 years as a CEO in Multinational Companies. Pioneer in Venture Capital Investment in Portugal. Expert in Strategy, Leadership and Management.

Lurdes Gramaxo

Lurdes Gramaxo

Executive Director

Degree in Psychology and Management. More than 25 years of experience in leading multinational companies from the industrial sector, successfully managing multiple M&A transactions and exits. Expert in Finance and HR.

Ana Paula Reis

Ana Paula Reis

Executive Director

Degree in Management. Successful Entrepreneur, founded and exited SelPlus/SelData to Advantage Smollan a top multinational group. Expert in Sales & Marketing.

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Executive Director

Degree in Engineering and Industrial Management, complemented by an MBA in Nova, Católica and MIT. More than 5 years experience in Business Consultancy at Deloitte leading projects in multiple industries. More than 5 years experience in Venture Capital. Expert in Investments and Startups.

Tomás Penaguião

Tomás Penaguião

Associate

MSc in Management at Nova School of Business and Economics. More than 2 years experience in Venture Capital. Expert in Dealflow and Investment Analysis.

João Costa

João Costa

Member of the Investment Committee

Degree in Management, MBA-Marketing from UCP and AMP from INSEAD. More than 25 years experience in Multinational Companies, of which the last 19 at PepsiCo, where he worked in Marketing, Sales, Franchising and General Management.

Pedro Pires

Pedro Pires

Member of the Investment Committee

Coach certified by the International Coaching Community (ICC) specialist in personal, professional, organizational change (Change Innovator). Founder of Pedro Pires Coaching and experienced entrepreneur in crowdfunding (+ 4 years).

Guilherme Transmontano

Guilherme Transmontano

Member of the Investment Committee

MSc In Mechanical Engineering from FEUP and executive MBA from MIT Sloan/Católica/Nova. Vast international experience with more than 7 years working as a Lead Engineer at National Oilwell Varco in a global role.

ADVISORS

Dr. Bruno Silva Santos

Dr. Bruno Silva Santos

Biotech Expert

Ph.D in Immunology and post-doc from the University College London. Vice-President of iMM Lisboa. Pfizer Award in Clinical Research (2009) among many others. +10 selected publications

Eng. Rui Duarte Brandão

Eng. Rui Duarte Brandão

Medtech Expert

B.Sc. and M.Sc. Systems Engineering and Computing. More than 30 years of experience at Siemens being responsible for:

  • Healthcare in Japan, President and CEO (+1 Billion euros)
  • Diagnostic Division, Head Global Customer Care (+3,5 Billion euros)
  • Siemens Healthcare, Head PMO Strategy (+12 Billion euros)
Martinho Tojo

Martinho Tojo

Expert Digital & VC

Degree in Civil Engineering. More than 30 years of professional experience in Multinational Companies (Solvay, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Danone, Cogeco) of which the last 16 as a Managing Director in Portugal and abroad. More than 5 years experience in Venture Capital.

Eng. Rogério Carapuça

Eng. Rogério Carapuça

IT/Digital Expert

B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD in Electrical Engineering at IST. Chairman at Novabase and Board Member of several companies in the Group. President of APDC – Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento das Comunicações

Dr. Pedro Queirós

Dr. Pedro Queirós

IT/Digital Expert

B.Sc., M.Sc., in Electrical Engineering at IST. Executive Chairman at Ericsson. Ex-Country Manager at Cisco Systems, responsible for the launch in Portugal. Founder and owner of a propriety in Douro that produces and sells own wine