Pedro holds an undergraduate degree in Computer and Electronics Engineering since 2003 from Instituto Superior Técnico and a MsC from the same school since 2005, where he was also a teaching assistant.
He has a professional experience in IT consultancy with Capgemini and WeDo Technologies, mainly in telecom projects in Portugal and abroad (Ar Telecom, Cabovisão, Zapp, Optimus, Hot Telecom). In 2009 he decided to move from consultancy to more fixed projects and teams, so he joined the Portuguese multinational mobile marketing company Timwe, as software developer and member of the team that developed the mobile platforms neoPim and neoMiit.
He finished The Lisbon MBA International - a full-time joint MBA from Catolica, Nova and MIT Sloan - in 2011 and was a teaching assistant of Operations Management at Catolica-Lisbon from 2012 to 2015. In the present time, Pedro is dedicated to develop and promote crowdfunding in Portugal.
He loves fruit icecreams and wants to be a farmer after retirement.
Holds an undergraduate degree, since 2003, in Electronic Systems Engineering from Instituto Técnico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, in Mexico, and moved to Lisbon in 2004.
After working in some companies as a software programmer, he joined Microsoft Portugal in 2005 as a Dynamics CRM specialist, starting as technical support and moving to consulting to partners and premier clients in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He worked with clients from several industries (banking, pharmaceutical, media, insurance, governmental) in more than ten countries. His main focus was to optimize the performance of Dynamics CRM platform and develop customer-tailored training courses.
He finished The Lisbon MBA International in December 2011. The opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with people looking for the same topics of innovation and entrepreneurship was the main drive to start his adventure of promoting crowdfunding in Portugal.
Yoann lived in Mexico, France and Spain. Married and father of two wonderful baby boys, he currently lives in Lisbon and would like to have more time to water sports. He is planning to resume his piano lessons very soon.
After finishing his undergraduate in Biology at Faculdade de Ciências he went straight to England for a Master Degree in Animal Behavior. He's been in Uganda's tropical florest, in the Savage Islands watching cory shearwaters and has lived with bedouins in Sinai. When he got to São Tomé e Príncipe to study pigeons he realized he wanted something different and more stable for his life, so he got away from scientific research and started writing fiction, learning Karaté and studying philosophy.
Years went by and João did several gigs, including Biology tutor, Karate professor for kids, birdwatching guide, monitor in an a wind farm and recruiter in the Face2Face project at International Amnesty.
In the meantime, he kept writing and has now completed three books. One of them ("A life without hats") was published thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. He was invited to share his experience at a workshop organized by PPL in Mafra.
The stars were aligned, the presentation was great and he's now part of the team!
Portuguese citizen, born in Mozambique, Paulo is a co-founder of PPL and works at Accenture. Paulo has The Lisbon MBA International (a joint MBA from Catolica, Nova and MIT Sloan). He studied economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Financial Management at Universidade Católica.
He has over 13 years' experience in Financial Services. He is experienced in management and implementation of large banking projects, including loans with/without collateral, micro finance, risk analysis and contract management. In addition, Paulo has experience with several banking management platforms such as SAP Core Banking and Alnova. Before Accenture, he worked as mortgage manager at BIC (Banco de Comércio e Indústria).
Passionate about innovation and collaboration, Paulo embraced the subjects of Crowdsourcing and, particularly, Crowdfunding. He is an active member in the international community, discussing questions such as security and trust in online commerce. Having lived in Europe, South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia, he has a multi-cultural background. Married to his Bulgarian soul mate, he is a proud father of two magical kids.
Paulo made a six month sabbatical to travel by camper across Europe, with his wife and kids, trying different ice-creams in each country.
PhD in Operations Management, Technology and Innovation from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MsC in Operational Investigation and Systems Engineering and undergraduate in Naval Engineering from IST.
Associate Professor at CATOLICA-LISBON School of Business and Economics, coordinator of the PhD Program in Entrepreneurship and Technological Change in partnership with IST and Carnegie Mellon University, PAEGI – Advanced Program in Entrepreneurship and Technological Change, PAGETTI - Advanced Program in Management, Telecomunications and Information Technologies, and the Supply Chain Management Program.
He was also an International Faculty Fellow at MIT.
He researches on the role of users in the process of innovation. His work has been published in scientific magazines such as Research Policy, Production and Operations Management (POM), Organization Research Methods (ORM), Int. Journal of Operations and Production Management (IJOPM), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC), among others.
He lives in Lisbon with his wife and three kids.
International Certified Coach by ICC - International Coaching Community, Coach specializing in life, business, teams and executive coaching.
Graduate in Sociology in 2002 from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.Postgraduate in Human Resources Development Policies from Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL).Postgraduate in Tourism from Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril (ESHTE) in 2010. In 2012, he finished Stanford University/Venture Lab MOOC - A Crash Course on Creativity, directed by Tina Seelig - Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP).
He has professional experience in human resources consulting, managing partner/Sales network in the financial sector and tourism consulting. He is an entrepreneur, investor (Business Angel), expert in crowdfunding and collaborative solutions. He's passionate about coaching, management communities and potential resources that exists in each person.
Favorite Quote: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi
Our Advisory Board
Vice-President at Accenture Portugal
Partner at Sousa Machado, Ferreira da Costa & Associados
CEO at WYgroup
Chairman of the Board of IES-SBS
Orange Bird is a limited company founded in 2011 by a team passionate about collective wisdom, collaboration and the innovation potential living inside each individual and user.
The technological breakthroughs allow for communication and cooperation capabilities like never before. Virtual networks can capture an incredible intelligence and collective wisdom that far surpasses that of a single individual. The same applies to mass creativity. One other consequence is the better judgement and selection of the projects that can better serve the purpose of our communities. And, last but not least, we now have the possibility to donate and/or invest in ideas, projects and entities that matter to a given group or crowd (Crowdfunding).
There are several terms and ways to call these movements. A common and aggregation term is known as Crowdsourcing.
Orange Bird promotes crowdsourcing in Portugal. Namely, it launched this crowdfunding platform: PPL, which means PPL (people) with Portugal, or ppl.com.pt.
It is exciting to live in innovative periods such as this, where communication channels and capital flow are suffering disruptive transformations, that can significantly improve the general well-being of an entire community. Carpe diem!
It is in the roots of crowdsourcing and we want to promote it. Our way of working is built on transparency, sharing and building ideas. It applies to our company and to everything we involve in. We are a team among ourselves and with our comunity.
We are ethically inflexible, stand for honesty and work to build trust: we say what we think, act accordingly and take responsibility for our actions.
Entrepreneurship and innovation
Entrepreneurship is our common ground. It shows on our own venture and on all the innovation and sparkling creativity. We only win if all win (win-win)!
Respect for each individual. Social responsibility (society, projects). Respect for the PPL (people, groups, ideas).
Technical, psychological and strategic flexibility. Psychological and emotional flexibility to accept different perspectives, disruptive ideas, to be pushed-back and learn from our mistakes. Flexibility to adapt to new business and operational models and to new industry outlooks. Tolerance.