CTO and co-founder of StudentFinance
Sérgio Pereira is an independent innovation expert at the European Commission, assisting with research and innovation assignments including policy design, monitoring of projects and the evaluation of various programs and proposals. He graduated with a master's in Computer Science at the New University of Lisbon and started his career as a consultant at Accenture. The Portuguese co-founder of StudentFinance has been working as CTO at the fintech since 2019. Prior to this, he founded Tech HQ as CTO of the tech consultancy where he continues to work part-time. Pereira has also worked as CTO at Boston-based student finance and talent platform FutureFuel. The serial entrepreneur has also co-founded Clickly, a Dutch content discovery platform and sportstech Goalstat.
With plans to expand across Europe, StudentFinance uses AI-powered screening platform to recruit and train students to plug the skills gaps in fast-growing tech sectors.