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Ana Teresa Freitas is the founder and CEO of Lisbon-based HeartGenetics, since 2013. Prior to this, she lectured for 29 years at Lisbon University's Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), where she taught computational biology but she continues her 32-year career in Lisbon's engineering institute, INESC-ID, as a senior researcher in computational biology and health IT.  She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and a master's in Electronics Engineering. She has attended the Advanced Management Program on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Católica Lisbon – BES, School of Business and Economics.

Ex-Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro is currently on the board of Target Corp. His work experience includes Google, Dell and McKinsey. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, and his MBA from the International Institute for Management Development.

Unbabel Co-founder and CTO Graça is a machine learning and natural language processing specialist and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Portugal, where he majored in Computer Engineering. He is also a former postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. Besides working at Unbabel, Graça is a researcher at the IST's Spoken Language Systems Lab (L2F) in Lisbon and an official member of Forbes Technology Council. He also briefly worked at adtech startup Dezine as Chief Scientist.

Software engineer Jaime Jorge holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico. Before co-founding Codacy, Jorge was a research associate at INESC-ID and a software engineer at Instituto Superior Técnico.

CAS Technological Achievement Transformation Fund was launched in Beijing in September 2017. It invests in technological projects from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The fund also plans to invest in other high-quality technology projects by way of Fund of Funds (FOF) and direct investment. It is estimated that the size of its FOF will be RMB 3-5 billion, with 20-30 sub-funds that will focus mainly on emerging industries of strategic importance.

Seasoned entrepreneur Paulo Trezentos founded software development company Caixa Mágica Software in 2000. He continued to work on his business while pursuing his master’s and a PhD in Computer Science from Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal. Caixa Mágica Software handled many projects, including Aptoide, an independent Android app marketplace that later became a separate company. Trezentos closed his first company in 2015. He continues to work as an assistant professor at Lisbon's University Institute ISCTE, where he lectures in Operating Systems and Computer Architecture at the bachelor's and master's levels.

Samuel Martins is an experienced software developer and founder of motorbike dealership LxMotos. He was a systems administrator at his alma mater Superior Technical Institute in Lisbon before joining IT consulting firm Crazydog in 2008 as a systems administrator and developer.In 2012, Martins and Crazydog founder Gonçalo Fortes began creating AI-powered software to improve the efficiency and productivity of local factories. In 2014, Fortes and Martins decided to team up as co-founders of Prodsmart to focus on providing IoT solutions to help SME firms to transform into digital manufacturers.

As the son of an industrialist in Portugal, Gonçalo Fortes grew up immersed in the family's manufacturing business. In 2005, the computer engineer founded IT consultancy Crazydog to develop software for diverse businesses. CEO Fortes and web developer Samuel Martins, both formerly from Lisbon's Superior Technical Institute, started to develop AI-based software to help manufacturers to achieve the Industry 4.0 productivity objectives.In 2014, Fortes and Martins co-founded Prodsmart and exited Crazydog. Fortes is dedicated to helping SMEs to transform their businesses into "smart" factories, drawing from his previous work experience as quality manager at electromechanical component producer Fapradiv.

Serial entrepreneur Amin Nordin is the co-founder and ex-CEO of Qiscus. He left Qiscus in 2015 to work as the Chief Growth Engineer at marketing agency PaperToaster. In April 2019, he also started working as the Head of Growth at social influencer platform Vybes based in Singapore.After his national service as an army sergeant in Singapore, Amin went to Nanyang Technological Institute and graduated in 2010 with a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked for various companies including a Malaysian Islamic real estate crowdfunding platform Ethis Crowd and creative digital agency 1.618 Pte Ltd in Singapore.

Founded in 2013 by BYD co-founder Yang Longzhong, Hui Capital focuses on new energy, new materials, electronic information technology and artificial intelligence. It plays a role as the administrator of the National Development and Reform Commission’s emerging industry venture capital fund.

Finch Capital is formerly known as Orange Growth Capital. Operating from their offices in Amsterdam, London and Singapore, they invest in European and Southeast Asian early-stage companies that have already generated revenue. They are "thematic investors", focusing on enabling technological innovation for the finance services sector.

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