Leo Xavier shared with us his interesting journey from its humble beginning at MegaBenfica to the rise of Quodis – and beyond. To continue our journey through the seas of the Portuguese tech startup scene, Leo pointed us in the direction of 4 outstanding people:

Rui Alves – CEO – RUPEAL/InvoiceXpress/TalentFalco

According to Rui’s LinkedIn profile, his mission is “to effectively create a culture of happiness, excellence and growth on the businesses he runs and to inspire others to do the same”. He does so as CEO of RUPEAL, his own tech outsourcing company that in recent years spinned-off two amazing products: InvoiceXpress and TalentFalco.

Rui Alves

David Dias^Lift Security/&Yet node.js Developer – The Startup Scholarship co-founder and LXJS organizer

When we asked Leo about someone more into the tech community in Portugal he pointed right at David Dias. David co-founded The Startups Scholarship, an international internships program exclusively for startups, he was on the team that organized LXJS – the Lisbon Javascript conference – and the Google Dev Fest. He is also a node.js developer at &yet and ^Lift Security, one of the best security and web development companies in the US.

David Dias

Olaf Veerman – CEO at Flipside

Flipside’s team recently joined the american company Development Seed. It’s a match made in heaven because both companies have a shared vision about the development of web-based communication tools using Open Source technology and the role that web-based visualization tools can play in modern democracies and societies. Olaf, as Flipside’s CEO will tell us all about that.

Olaf Veerman

Alexandre Barbosa from Faber Ventures

Last but not least, “Alexandre is a Faber Co-Founder and its Managing Director, having over 15 years of experience in business innovation and growth. His previous experiences as entrepreneur of technology related businesses, executive manager and strategy consultant include serving as Co-Founder and CEO of Innovagency, as CEO of Atlântico and Blueticket and as Associate at Oliver Wyman.” He is also a Mentor at Seedcamp Lisbon, Founder Institute Lisbon, Startup Lisboa, Beta-Start and Invited Lecturer of Innovation and New Product Development at ISLA’s Master in Marketing Management. His resume (or should we say his LinkedIn profile?) speaks for itself. Need we say more? We don’t but he sure will.

Alexandre Barbosa

These are some heavy-weight nominations and this Ship is only getting better. Stay tuned!

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About Tiago dos Santos Carlos

Living by a belief that it is not enough to do things right, you must also do the right things. And in the right way. Former TLA (Three Letter Acronym) at CrowdProcess, Social Media Consultant at Fullsix and Grand Union. Currently Marketing and Sales Executive at Prodsmart.


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