You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with

May 16, 2018

A quick Google search for “you are those you spend time with” reveals the most interesting results. There’s Jim Rohn’s “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with”, there are mexican, russian, assyrian and japanese proverbs that are variations on the same idea, Corinthians 15:33 says “bad company ruins good morals”, which, when turned into a positive, means “great company makes for great morals”, and even Seneca, the stoic philosopher, said “I spend my time in the company of all the best”. Clearly, there’s power in this timeless, universal truth.

With this in mind, who will you be able to surround yourself with at the Lisbon Investment Summit? Here are 70+ speakers you’ll get to meet, by their fields of expertise.



  1. Ana Casaca, Head of Innovation at José de Mello
  2. Paul Jozefak, Managing Director at Liquid Labs, Otto Group
  3. Maria Antonia Saldanha – Director PAYFORWARD Innovation Program at SIBS  
  4. Timothy O’Connell, Open Innovation Director H-Farm



  1. Janet Bumpas, Program Director at ScaleUpNation
  2. Jenny Fielding, Managing Director at Techstars
  3. Marvin Liao, Partner at 500 Startups
  4. Raphaël Crouan, CEO & Founder at Startup Bootcamp IoT



  1. Sofia Benjumea, Head of Campus Madrid
  2. André Zollinger, Director of International Relations at The Camp
  3. Declan Kelly, Head of Investors at WebSummit
  4. Ricardo Mesquita, Head of Immersive Learning at IE Business School
  5. Francois Mazoudier, Founder at TMRW
  6. Cedric Gaudard, Director of Partnerships at Station F
  7. Louis Papaemmanuel, Director at The European Young Innovators Forum
  8. Paulo Rodrigues Silva, CEO at Euronext Technologies, Portugal
  9. Luís Roquette Geraldes – Senior Associate at Morais Leitão Galvão Teles
  10. Patric Gresko – Head of Division – Innovation and Technology Investments at EIF


Angel Investors

  1. Paola Bonomo – Non Executive Director & Angel Investor at Italian Angels for Growth
  2. Pedro Bandeira – Founder CEO at Red Angels
  3. Zach Coelius – Managing Partner at Coelius Capital


Sector Specific

  1. Alexandre Santos –  Chief Investment Officer at SONAE IM
  2. Richard Muirhead – Founding Partner at Fabric Ventures
  3. José del Barrio – CEO and Founder Samaipata Ventures
  4. Ellen Bark-Lindhout – Co founder at Collider
  5. Celso Martinho – CEO and Founding Partner at Bright Pixel
  6. Valentina Milanova – Venture Associate at Founder Factory
  7. Orson Stadler – Principal at Mustard Seed VC
  8. Antonio Miguel –  Managing Director at Maze Impact
  9. Ricardo Sequerra – Principal at Cherry Ventures
  10. Roberto Saint-Malo – Managing Partner at BetaAngels


Early Stage

  1. Jaime Novoa – Investor at KFund
  2. Philipp Moehring – Venture Hacker at Angellist
  3. Ben Marrel –  Founding Partner at Breega
  4. Laura Roguet – Associate at Korelya Capital
  5. Pierre Yves Meerschman – Co-founder & investor at Daphni
  6. Stephanie Hospital – Founder at OneRagtime
  7. Andrew J Scott – Founding Partner at 7percent Ventures
  8. Sean Seton-Rogers – Partner with PROfounders
  9. Alexandre Flamant – Investor at Notion Capital
  10. Prasad Vanga – Founder & CEO at Anthill Ventures
  11. Joao Kepler Braga – Partner at Bossa Nova Investimentos
  12. Daniel Ibri – Co-founder and Partner at Mindset Ventures
  13. Gillian Muessig – CEO at Outlines Venture Group
  14. Sia Houchangnia – Investment Partner at Seedcamp
  15. Pedro Falcão – Managing Partner at LC Ventures


Early Stage Deep Tech

  1. Gil DibnerFounder  Managing Partner at Angular Ventures
  2. Stephan Morais – Managing General Partner at  Indico Capital Partners
  3. Ton van’t Noordende – Deeptech Investor & CEO at 01 Ventures
  4. Liz Fleming – Principal at Adara Ventures
  5. Pedro Ribeiro Santos – Partner at Armilar Venture Partners


Late Stage Investors

  1. Nicolas Debock IDinvest
  2. Felix Petersen – Managing Director Europe at Samsung Next
  3. Tobias Schirmer – Managing Partner at Join Capital
  4. Ashley Carroll – Partner at Social Capital
  5. Elliot O’Connor – Investor at Firstminute capital
  6. Matthew Weigand – Principal at Accel Partners



  1. Bertier Luyt, Founding Member of Hub France IA
  2. Arbia Smiti, Founder & CEO at Carnet de Mode
  3. Clara Armand-Delille, Founder at ThirdEyeMedia
  4. Laura González-Estéfani, Founder and CEO at TheVentureCity
  5. Florence Herry, CEO at Libheros
  6. Maarten Roerink, CEO at Guidion
  7. Brett Putter, Founder & CEO at Culture Gene
  8. Jean Louis Frechin, Founder & CEO at NoDesign
  9. Sebastião Lancastre, CEO at EasyPay
  10. Jason Lee, Founder & CEO at Illumr
  11. Pablo Viguera, General Manager Spain at Revolut
  12. João Menano, CEO at James
  13. Carolina Marçalo, ICO & Crypto Business Strategist at Aptoide


Make sure you get your ticket here.