- TEAM -

Luís Mira Amaral

Luís Mira Amaral

Chairman

Degree in Electrical Engineering from IST and Master in Economics from UNL.

Former Minister of Industry and Energy and former Minister of Labour and Social Security.

Experience 25+ years as Chairman and Managing Director in Financial Institutions and Multinational Companies (BPI, CGD, Banco BIC, EDP, Cimpor, UNICER …)

Santiago Salazar

Santiago Salazar

Executive Board Member

Degree in Industrial Technique, Economics, IT and Management.

Experience of over 16 years as a CEO in Multinational Companies.

6+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.

Martinho Tojo

Martinho Tojo

Executive Board Member

Degree in Civil Engineering from IST.

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.

3+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.

Lurdes Gramaxo

Lurdes Gramaxo

Executive Board Member

Degree in Psychology from Oporto University. Post-graduations in Management and Finances.

More than 25 years of experience in the management of multinational companies from the industrial sector, with functions, amongst others, of general managment, CFO and CCDO.

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Executive Board Member

Master’s degree in Engineering and Industrial Management in IST, complemented by an MBA in Nova, Católica and MIT.

5+ years experience in Business Consultancy at Deloitte where he left as a Manager. Worked in many different sectors (Energy, Transports, Tourism, Retail, Real Estate, Cement, …)

2+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.

João Costa

João Costa

Non-Executive Board Member

Degree in Management from ISCTE, MBA-Marketing from UCP and AMP from INSEAD.

25+ years experience in Multinational Companies, of which the last 19 at PepsiCo, where he worked in Marketing, Sales, Franchising and General Management.

Tomás Penaguião

Tomás Penaguião

Investment Analyst

MSc in Management at Nova School of Business and Economics.

1+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.

- Advisory Board -

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

Dr. Henrique Veiga Fernandes

Dr. Henrique Veiga Fernandes

Biotech Expert

Ph.D in Cellular and Molecular Biology in Université Rene Descartes Paris V and post-doc from the Institut Necker and NIMR. Group Leader of Fundação Champalimaud. ERC Consolidator Grant award (2015) 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)
Dra. Ana Paula Reis

Dra. Ana Paula Reis

IT/Digital Expert

Sale of the company SelPlus/Seldata to Advantage Smollan. Co-founder of SelPlus/Seldata, now with more than 250 employees and several multinational companies as customers. Director of Sales and Category Management for the Iberian Peninsula MARS

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

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).