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João Paulo Dias Ferreira

Advisor Porto Area, Portugal, PT

Co-Founder, Immunethep and Co-Founder, Abyssal S.A..

Co-Founder, Immunethep and Co-Founder, Abyssal S.A..

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Operations

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Operations

Involved In


Abyssal S.A.
Venture Catalysts


University of Porto
University of Minho


Co-Founder Immunethep October 2013 - present
Co-Founder Abyssal S.A. May 2011 - present
Co-Founder & Managing Partner Venture Catalysts October 2010 - present
Managing Director Groupon Brasil March 2012 - May 2014
Process Engineering, Logistics & Projects Qimonda July 2007 - October 2009
Production Engineer - Memory Modules Qimonda January 2007 - July 2007
APT Process Engineer Qimonda July 2006 - December 2006
Real Time Systems (Metro do Porto - Light Rail) Transdev Portugal March 2003 - July 2006
Industrial Automation Harker, Sumner December 2001 - May 2002


Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics Advanced Program In Entrepreneurship And Innovation Management 2011 - 2011
IE (Instituto de Empresa) International Seminar 2010 - 2010
Porto Business School Master of Business Administration 2009 - 2010
IEP - Instituto Electrotécnico Português Industrial Management 2002 - 2002
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Electrical and Computers Engineering 1994 - 2001

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Fashion
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Leadership • Business Development • Entrepreneurship • Management consulting • Problem Solving

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Jallé Dafa
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Belaprint. Business lawyer. Brown grad. University of California, Berkeley Law grad.
Joao is personable, energetic, and cares deeply about his quality of work and making an impact on the people and organizations he works with ... . Any company would be lucky to have him as an advisor.
Robert Lopez
We worked together  •  Revenue / Sales / Business Development, Justworks. Previously GM / Director, Groupon Basics, Groupon. Stanford GSB grad.
Joao is a hard-worker, fun, and energetic individual. He is an analytical thinker and evaluates problems systematically. I would definitel ... y take the opportunity to work with him again.
Benedikt Voller
We worked together  •  Co-Founder and Vice-President, Previously Managing Director Brazil, Groupon.
João is extremely analytical. He structures his work in the most efficient way possible and then executes on it like no other.
Ricardo Contrucci
We worked together  •  Global Founder and Head of Technology, ClickBus. Previously Chief Technology Officer for LATAM, Groupon.
He has all the qualities for that, but mainly because he is a very easy guy to work with.

Hugo Ramos
We worked together  •  Member of the Board, 5ensesinfood and Associate, Change Partners SCR.
Hugo is a very intelligent and hard-worker. He is an analytic thinker always striving for excellence in all the projects and organizations h ... e works with. I'm very lucky to work with him and to be able to continue learning from him!

Ricardo Contrucci
Global Founder and Head of Technology, ClickBus. Previously Chief Technology Officer for LATAM, Groupon.
Ricardo has an amazingly rich experience and a very pragmatic approach! These characteristics, along with a solution-seeking mind makes Rica ... rdo a great entrepreneur!