Technology Director at Portugal Ventures
João has 20 years of business experience, including as a director and controller of several startup companies (multimedia, services and retail), as an associate director of the Millennium BCP credit risk area and as portfolio manager of SPR, the first Venture Capital firm in Portugal. As business developer João has been involved in fundraising and business opportunities in the stages of proof of concept, seed and early stage. As a visiting lecturer, he taught at the Faculty of Economics of Porto, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, at IPAM – The Marketing School and at Porto Business School. He has a degree in Economics and a MSc. in Industrial Economics from the Faculty of Economics of Porto. Currently, João is Investment Director of Portugal Ventures, a leading Venture Capital firm in Portugal where he launched and managed the Ignition Program and the Call for Entrepreneurship.