Our Team

We have a diverse and multi-disciplinary team operating between Oxford, UK and Porto, Portugal.

Luís Valente

Luís Valente

Co-founder and CEO

Award-winning business manager and engineer, founded his first company at 18. As a serial entrepreneur, Luis was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for Science and Healthcare.

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Joana Paiva (PhD)

Joana Paiva (PhD)

Co-founder and CTO

Inventor, Biomedical scientist and Physics PhD. With 3 patents and multiple high-impact publications, Joana was named as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for Science and Healthcare.

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Paula Sampaio (PhD)

Paula Sampaio (PhD)

Co-founder and CSO

Senior scientist, Professor and Biomedical Sciences PhD. National Coordinator for the Portuguese Platform of Bioimaging. Paula’s work has been featured in various high-impact publications.

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Mehak Mumtaz (PhD)

Mehak Mumtaz (PhD)

Co-founder and COO

Personalized medicine expert and PhD turned strategy consultant to C-Levels. Previously, an Oxford Innovation Fellow, Mehak spun a company and is passionate about translating science.

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Mentors & Advisors

Jorge Fernández García

Jorge Fernández García

Mentor & Advisor

EIT Health Director of Innovation, more than 18 years of experience in healthcare and life sciences

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João Paulo Cunha

João Paulo Cunha

Mentor & Advisor

Innovator, inventor, Professor of Bioengineering. Proud founder/mentor of 6 startups from his lab

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Pedro Jorge

Pedro Jorge

Advisor

Renowned scientist in Photonics with vast technology transfer experience in optical fibre sensing

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Investors and Partners

Awards

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