The Team

A seasoned team with both industry and venture capital / private equity experience

Luís Paulo Tenente
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Prior to founding Point Capital, founded Optime SCR SA, worked as CEO at Banif Capital, a Private Equity firm, and Banif – Banco de Investimento, Board Member at GED Sur (Spain), Partner at STN Capital (financial services boutique), Board Member at Banco Invest, Board Member at Intevial – Infrastructure Servicer, Senior Manager of Corporate Finance Services at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Luis Paulo Tenente holds a BA in Business Administration.

António Simões
Co - Founder & Managing Partner

Prior to founding Point in 2021, António worked as CEO and Chairman of Sovena Group and as Chairman of Elaia. Additionally, António served as Executive Vice-President at Nutrinveste, Board Member at “Consejo Asesor del Departamento de Empresas de la Cadena Alimentaria and at Agroproducciones Oleaginosas and was a Partner at Optime SCR SA. António Simões holds a BA in Economics in Porto University, where he worked as an assistant professor.

Nuno Pombo
Board member

Prior to joining Point Capital Partners in 2021, Nuno was responsible for the legal department of Banco Invest and legal advisor to companies of the Espírito Santo Group. Nuno is a legal advisor, board member and arbitrator in tax matters at CAAD. Nuno has a degree and a Masters in Law from the Lisbon Law School of the Catholic University of Portugal, where he is an assistant professor, and has a post-graduate degree in taxation from ISG.

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