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Since his graduation in Lisbon as a computer engineer in 1999, Nuno Rodrigues has worked as a software engineer, solutions architect and business transformation manager for various companies including Amdocs, Vodafone, Hewlett-Packard, Zapp, Jazztel and CGI-AMS. His diverse roles led him to work overseas in Poland, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic.In May 2015, Rodrigues joined his wife and Doinn co-founder Noelia Novella to focus on building the housekeeping services platform as CIO and chief product officer. Since 2016, he has also been working as a lead business support system analyst for Belgian telco Telenet.

After earning his PhD in Electronic Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2009, Zhu Mingjie conducted post-doctoral research on database and information systems at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Germany from June 2009 to April 2010. He then worked as a research engineer at Yahoo! until February 2011. From May 2011 to July 2013, he worked first as a senior product manager and later as a data scientist at eBay Inc. He then returned to China and served as Ctrip's Data Director until June 2015. He founded CraiditX in December 2015. 

Yangtze Delta Region Research Institute of Tsinghua University, Zhejiang was co-founded by the provincial government of Zhejiang and Tsinghua University in 2003 for tech transfer. It has set up over 50 R&D platforms in the areas of life sciences, digital creativity, information technology and ecological environment and 11 offshore incubators in the US, UK, Germany and Australia. The institute manages over RMB 7.5bn of assets and also makes investments through its sub-funds with a total size of more than RMB 10bn. So far, it has incubated and invested in over 2,500 companies, 35 of whom have gone public or been acquired by listed companies.

Founded in 2011 in Leipzig, Monkfish Equity offers a hands-off investment approach, providing funding of €0.5m–€2m to enterprises across market segments in Germany, other European countries and the US.The firm is run by the co-founders of travel and hotel platform Trivago. Monkfish’s portfolio of 12 companies mainly comprises businesses in the B2C markets. Investments include the $54m Series B round of Austrian marketplace Refurbed in August 2021 and the €8m Series A round of Inne, a German fertility-tracking platform in October 2019.

Founded in September 2019 by Patrick Morris, Eat Beyond went public on the Canadian Securities Exchange in November 2020. The company’s shares are also traded on the Frankfurt Exchange in Germany and OTC Markets in the US. Morris had worked in capital markets for over 15 years and wanted to find a solution to help retail investors access the emerging markets of alt-proteins and other future food sectors.First of its kind in Canada, the Eat Beyond Global Investment Fund focuses on four key areas: meat, seafood, eggs, and dairy. It also participates in cell agriculture and other experimental projects. Current investments include foodtechs and alt-food source companies working on plant-based proteins, fermented proteins, cultured proteins, agriculture and consumer packaged goods.

Oscar Serra is a co-founder and co-CEO as well as a big-data scientist at Deep Solutions, a producer of deep neural network software for image recognition. He combines this role with a multi-disciplinary management role in his family's €15m-revenue industrial machinery company Serra Workshops, where he has worked since 2010. Prior to this, he worked at Honda Research Institute Europe in Germany as a software programmer for one year, and as a PhD researcher in computer vision, deep learning and neural networks at Barcelona's Institute of Robotics and Industrial Information Systems (IRI). Serra has a total of five Master's degrees: Programming, Robotics, Neuroscience, Computer Vision, and an MBA. He has studied at Hult International Business School in San Francisco,  Lumière University Lyon 2 in France, at Barcelona's IRI and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. 

Nuno Sebastião is CEO and co-founder at Feedzai, the world’s market-leading digital solution in fighting online fraud and the fourth Portuguese unicorn, where he has worked full-time since 2010, from before its official launch. Since 2018, he has also been a senior advisor at Feedzai’s investor, the US-based VC Oak HC/FC. Prior to Feedzai, Sebastião was a product manager at the European Space Agency in Germany from 2006–10, where he led the development of the Satellite Simulation Infrastructure. Previously, he was Founder and CEO at his first startup, a company pioneering software validation for the aerospace sector, for just under two years, and worked as a consultant at Critical Software and Deloitte, for a total of three years.Sebastião holds two MBAs, one from London Business School and the other from UCLA, and completed his undergraduate studies in computer science at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. 

Paulo Marques is CTO and co-founder at Feedzai, the world’s market-leading solution in fighting online fraud and the fourth Portuguese unicorn, where he has worked full-time since 2009, from before its official launch. He has also been a member of Forbes Technology Council since 2016 and simultaneously Scientific Director and part of the leadership team of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal international program.He was previously an expert technical consultant for the European Space Agency at the European Space Operation Center in Darmstadt, Germany for six years as well as simultaneously being an assistant professor at his former university, the University of Coimbra. Marques was also previously a software consultant at Coimbra’s Critical Software for 11 years and founded his own software company WIT Software.  Marques holds a PhD in informatics engineering from the University of Coimbra and also studied software engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in the US.

Fortum Oyj is a Finnish state-owned energy company operating power plants and co-generation plants across the nation. Listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange, Fortum is reputed to be Finland’s biggest company in terms of revenue generated in 2020.It is also Europe's third-largest producer of carbon-free electricity and the second-largest producer of nuclear power. Ranked as the fifth largest heat producer globally, Fortum supplies electricity and heating directly to consumers in Finland, Germany, Central Europe, the UK and the Nordic countries.Fortum invested in Finnish cleantech Infinited Fiber, taking up a 4% stake in 2019, to complement the energy company’s biorefining value chain and to improve resource efficiency. The cleantech investee aims to license its biodegradable fiber technology to help industry partners to manufacture innovative materials from textile and industrial waste.

Founded in Moscow in 2021 by Sergey Azatyan who has worked in investment banking since 1999, Inventure Partners currently has nine portfolio companies across diverse market segments in Europe. In March 2019, the VC took a stake in the €5m Series A round of German car-sharing platform MILES Mobility. Inventure joined Refurbed’s $17m Series A round in March 2020 and also in the Series B round in August 2021. Two investees, insurtech Lemonade and medtech Amwell, were listed via IPO in 2020 with Lemonade reported to have achieved the strongest IPO debut in 2020 for a US company. The newly-formed VC has also successfully managed five exits: Busfor, fogg, Getgoing, 2can and Netology. It also partially exited Gett.

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