João joined Novo Seeds in 2018.
Before joining Novo, João was an Analyst at M Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Merck KGaA. There he was involved in the entire investment process, from sourcing deals to selecting investment opportunities and performing due diligence.
Before that, João started several ventures in the US and Europe. In the US, he helped start a technology company and was part of MIT Hacking Medicine, an organization that promotes healthcare innovation around the world. In Europe, he was an Innovation Fellow at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and co-founded a medical device company.
João holds a Ph.D. from the University of Coimbra, and conducted his research in Boston, at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He currently runs and hosts a podcast to bring visionary outlooks of the future.