Who is bynding?

Luis Mira Amaral

Chairman

Santiago Salazar

Partner

Lurdes Gramaxo

Partner

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Partner

Ana Paula Reis

Partner

Tomás Penaguião

Associate

Luis Mira Amaral

Chairman

Luis Mira Amaral joined Bynd as investor and chairman after a career as Director and CEO of Portuguese banks and as Portuguese Minister for Labour and Social Security and for Industry and Energy. He was also Non
Executive Director in several Portuguese industrial and energy companies. He is graduated as electrical engineering in IST and he holds a Master's degree in Economics in NOVASBE. He is regular opinion maker in the Portuguese press.

Santiago Salazar

Partner

Co-founded Bynd in 2010 (originally named as Busy Angels), after serving almost 2 decades as CEO at international corporates in Portugal and Spain with a vast experience in the Automotive, Information Systems, Logistics, Construction and Public Works fields. Full time player since the early stages of the Iberian start up ecosystem. Academical background on Industry and Economy.

Lurdes Gramaxo

Partner

Lurdes Gramaxo joined Bynd as partner after a 20+ years career in management positions in a multinational family owned group, based in The Netherlands, after which she joined Bynd VC, as partner and executive board member. Lurdes is based in Porto and very active in the early stage ecosystem in the northern region. Academic background in Psychology and Management.

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Partner

Francisco joined Bynd Executive Team in 2014 after his MBA and a career in Business Consulting. As a Partner and Executive Director of Bynd, he has been directly involved in the set-up of the two VC funds. Francisco holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and Industrial Management.

Ana Paula Reis

Partner

Ana has joined Bynd in 2018 after 12 years in the corporate, multinational world, on several first level functions and different cultures and environments and 16 years as entrepreneur, having co-founded and ran a group of companies in the sales, marketing and technology areas. Ana has a degree in Business Management by ISCTE and an MBA by IESE Business School (GEMBA).

Tomás Penaguião

Associate

Tomás joined Bynd investment team in 2016 right after completing his MSc in Management at NovaSBE. Since then he has been involved in the initial screening of +2.000 project and +20 new investments. He is a fluent Portuguese, English and Spanish speaker.

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