João Carreiro

Business Developer and Product Innovator in Lisboa, Portugal

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Consistently seeking new challenges, I have launched various businesses and currently help startups and corporates like Auchan, Nestlé, Vodafone and others to achieve their goals by developing and implementing new products and approaches that answer to their needs.

I always felt the need to create and make things better but the first time I actually did something with impact was when I was 16 and decided to create what was the 1st online radio in Portugal.

At the age of 18, I started my first company by only using bank loans, in the area of electronic security and home/office automation where it became the main supplier of criminal investigation equipment in Portugal. At the same time, I launched the first National Engineering Competition in Europe, which currently takes place in over 30 countries.

That experience made me discover the part of management I am better at is strategy, more specifically in new business development and scaling.

In 2011 I became the youngest sales responsible for a company working in homeland security and soon after that, founded another company that developed and launched the world smallest 4G HD video server in one of the most restricted markets in the world with less than 0.6M$.

After years of working in innovation and product development in high-tech markets, I realized that I not only love crafting products and experiences but, that the attention to detail that makes me good in security also makes me thrive in developing user-centered projects.

Love driving, creating and meeting new people. It is my intention to make a difference in the world, help people and be happy! I am a climber, an adventurer and a risk taker with a particular love for the outdoors.

Being an entrepreneur is not only hard, it is painful. I did a lot of mistakes that cost me countless sleepless nights. If you need anything I'm right here: