is an early-stage impact driven investment vehicle, looking for the best combination of team, product & impact, across Europe & UK. We support, foster and transition the company from early to growth stage, while measuring and amplifying your lock-step business model. We are:
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Filipe R. Portela
Experienced entrepreneur & Passionate Impact Investor and, when not at work, can be found city traveling or finding the best-kept natural secret spots. With an extensive network of partners and startups across Europe & US, natural connector and loves working with founders, helping to develop teams, elaborate strategies and reach impactful results. The private & public service experience, allows for a multi-lateral view across different sectors.
André Carmo is an experienced Product Manager and Entrepreneur, having worked in various industries from gambling to data and machine learning at multiple levels. He was one of the first employees for Placard.pt where he was leading product and trading. He followed that up by founding his own company, dollar.ai. Besides being a co-founder, he was the CEO, responsible for overseeing all funding, marketing, sales, and product strategy efforts. Before all of this, in his early 20s, André was a successful super high stakes poker player playing Macau’s cash games. At iVirtual he leads product development and ensures deep synergies are achieved across the iVirtual Ecosystem of Products. André has a BA in Geological Engineering and a Masters in Management from NOVA SBE.
Ricardo Camarinha is a serial entrepreneur having founded and managed over 5 companies. He has management experience in a broad range of industries from Software, to Food and Beverage, Travel, Retail, and Financial Services. His latest project, Finance Technology was sold to a Fortune 100 company, TD Synnex, in early 2021, where Ricardo still is as Director of Software Development. He is searching for impact projects where he feels he can add value and that he is passionate about.