I have been getting things done all my life. At university, I led the expansion of my junior enterprise to 3 new service lines and grew the number of members from 40 to 110. I was the founding president of a computer graphics' student group and did a bunch of additional projects for the community.
After graduation (2008), I started my patch in entrepreneurship and innovation, first as CEO of the startup "The Usability Page" which became a major failure since we did all the major mistakes first-time entrepreneurs tend to do. After that I created a conference brand called Talks 2.0 (2009) that did two profitable conferences with disruptive topics at the time.
Lately (2010), I joined UPTEC's team and helped it grow from 49 startups to 250+ startups, in 5 years, to become one of the biggest incubation center in Europe.
Recently, I founded Infraspeak (2015) and Founders Founders (2016), an incubation center and community focused on scale-ups.
Porto Business School
Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Executive MBA •
2012 - 2013
INEGI and AEP
Workshop in Agents of Innovation and Technology Auditors •
2010 - 2010
University of Bristol
Year abroad under Erasmus Program in Computer Science •
2007 - 2008
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Bachelor and Master in Software Engineer •
2003 - 2008
Universidade do Porto
Invited Participation in Master Programme in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship •
2006 - 2007
It is very rare to find such a young startup where product market fit comes so early. Infraspeak has been groing very fast in terms of customers and was already part of the recent prestigious batch of 500 Startups in Silicon Valley. That is also due to the determination and preserverance of the Founder Felipe, who is a great negotiator and salesperson. We are very happy to have invested and find it to be one of the more promissing early stage companies of the whole country.
Infraspeak is a traction machine! This is the result of the combination of a great team and a great product with strong market-fit. Infraspeak really solves a big problem and the founding team knows how to make the company scale in terms of team, product and operations while the business grows. In short, Infraspeak is a great example of how a high potential business looks like!
Infraspeak has been on an incredible journey since its inception - with Luís' technical background and Felipe's experience and hustle as CEO, they were able to reach initial revenue very quickly.
Their quick iteration cycles from customer feedback to product has allowed Infraspeak to scale internationally very quickly.
I have no doubt of the company's success going forward!