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Founding Partner & CEO
Roberto is a passionate entrepreneur and Beta Capital’s founding partner and CEO since day one.
After being Head of Department at Renault Portuguesa, he joined Soja de Portugal as Chairman and CEO and, at the same time, he was a member of the General Council of the Portuguese bank BPI.
He co-founded Profat (developing cutting edge technology in animal food) and he was also a co-founder of Panoramah! (world’s leading brand of minimalist aluminium windows).
He founded Beta Capital in 2003 as one of the first true VC companies in the country.
Roberto holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from Nova School of Business and Economics.
Having visited almost every European country by motorbike, Roberto also cycles and he’s an avid skier! And yes, he still answers his phone on the ski slopes…!
Jorge is our Corporate guru after a lifetime of experience in Advisory.
After Ernst & Young and Capgemini’s, Jorge returned to EY (Former Ernst & Young) as a Partner where created the advisory team and he was Country Advisory Leader.
During over 30 years, he led several management and technology multinational consulting projects all over the world, where he developed a huge professional network.
Jorge is a business consultant and also an active investor in Real Estate and, at any given time, he’s always involved in several projects.
Jorge holds a BSc in Management from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa and leadership executive programmes from INSEAD, IMD and from Harvard Business School.
He likes to travel around the world searching for the best and most exotic restaurants and hotels, and he’s a wine enthusiast.
Operations & Compliance Director
Sofia has been working in VC for more than 13 years, being one of the most experienced people in the business that you can find in Portugal.
Sofia is Beta Capital’s Operations & Finance Director, and works directly with all the Portfolio companies, as well as with the key stakeholders of the company.
She has participated in the origination and financial modelling of several investment opportunities and has extensive experience in assessing and advising start-ups, as well as managing VC Funds.
Sofia holds a BSc in Economics and a MSc in Finance from University of Porto.
Whenever she has the chance, Sofia likes running… And she likes to keep a good pace, as she is always ready to support our Portfolio companies!
Bernardo is a a business enthusiast and a passionate entrepreneur.
After starting his career as an auditor at Deloitte, Bernardo founded his first company in the marketing and communications field, turnU.
He joined Beta Capital in 2015, being responsible for generating and managing our deal flow. He also advises our Portfolio companies, using his experience as an entrepreneur, as well as his expertise in finance, marketing and strategy.
Bernardo was also the co-founder of a tech start-up, a digital marketing and data analytics B2B SaaS tool for brick-and-mortar businesses.
Over the years, Bernardo has been a strong supporter of volunteer causes, especially in the education of entrepreneurship, keeping a strong tie with Junior Achievement.
Bernardo holds a BSc in Economics from University of Porto and an International MBA from Porto Business School.
You may find Bernardo in the kitchen preparing meals for his friends, or challenge him for a football match. He is curious about space exploration, where he finds the inspiration to pursue innovation!
Francisco is a rugby fan and a serial entrepreneur since his early days.
He played Rugby in his lifetime club – CDUP – and he was a coach for Portugal National Youth teams for more than 10 years.
He founded and currently he is the CEO of BOAVISTA Windows, Europe’s #1 fibreglass window company that is changing the sustainability standard in the construction industry.
He’s also Partner of Rotunda Investimentos S.A.