Project Description

Carlos Silva

Co-founder at Seedrs

Carlos co-founded Seedrs, a UK and Portugal based start-up dedicated to revolutionizing the way start-ups are financed. Seedrs became the first (and only) equity crowdfunding platform anywherein the world to operate in a fully compliant and regulated way, being authorized by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Seedrs also won the 2012 startup of the year award at the London Web Summit and a Business Internationalization Award by the UK Trade and Investment and the British Embassy in Portugal. At the London Web Summit the panel of judges “had high hopes (our) model could kick start a revolution in startup funding.”

Flying regularly between London and Lisbon he sees Heathrow Airport as an home away from home. With a Master in Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from the University of Oxford, Carlos started his professional career as an ethical hacker responsible for testing the security of major banks and telecom companies. Passionate about innovation he soon started pursuing new ideas for businesses having very successfully bashed quite a few before starting Seedrs.

Carlos is also a founding member of Beta-i.