**Stephan Morais: Co-founder and Managing Partner of Indico Capital Partners**
Welcome to our channel! In this video, we have the privilege of interviewing Stephan Morais, the co-founder and Managing Partner of Indico Capital Partners. With over 100 million euros across three funds, Indico is the largest venture capital firm in Portugal. Stephan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, making him a prominent figure in the world of entrepreneurship and investment.
A Harvard Business School MBA graduate, Stephan has an impressive track record. He has served as a consultant to the Portuguese Government for the privatization of a main State investing conglomerate, as well as for the development of the country’s National Energy policy. Stephan’s achievements also include being named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, a prestigious honor bestowed upon only a select few.
Joining the team at Portugal’s largest bank, Grupo Caixa Bank, Stephan held positions as a board member and deputy CEO of a new African investment bank. He also served as the executive director of Caixa Capital, a leading private equity and venture capital operator. Stephan’s influence goes beyond finance, as he is an Entrepreneurship Expert at the Entrepreneurship Center at Said Business School at the University of Oxford.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Stephan is actively involved in organizations such as the Harvard Club of Portugal and Amrop, a global executive search firm. He is also a juror at various entrepreneurship and investment awards.
In this interview, Stephan shares his insights on startup success and the future of technology. He highlights the importance of a unique solution to a problem, the size of the problem being addressed, and the value of bringing experienced professionals onto your team early on. Stephan also identifies areas of technology that he believes offer significant opportunities for startups, including artificial intelligence, the mix between biotech and AI, blockchain, and web3.
Our interview is hosted by President Daniel Gerlei and Lewis Swire, the Director of GYES’s UK Operations. The Global Young Entrepreneur Society (GYES) is an international organization that supports exceptional young people in achieving their entrepreneurial ambitions. They provide a platform for entrepreneurial growth and offer valuable resources and networking opportunities.
Join us for this insightful interview with Stephan Morais and gain valuable knowledge from a seasoned expert in the world of venture capital and entrepreneurship.
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Stephan Morais is a co-founder and the Managing Partner of Indico Capital Partners, the largest venture capital firm in Portugal with over 100 million euros across three funds. After completing his MBA at Harvard Business School, Stephan was appointed as consultant to the Portuguese Government for the privatization of a main State investing conglomerate, IPE, and for the draft of the country’s National Energy policy. In 2006, Stephan was invited to invest in, and lead as CEO, Temahome, a major Portuguese furniture design and manufacturing company. Stephan was the first Portuguese person to be named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2010, Stephan joined Portugal’s largest bank, Grupo Caixa Bank, where he was appointed as board member and deputy CEO of a new African investment bank based in Mozambique, BNI. He also served as executive director of Caixa Capital, one of the largest and most international private equity and venture capital operators in Iberia, managing over 90 billion Euros in funds. Stephan is an Entrepreneurship Expert with the Entrepreneurship Center at Said Business School at the University of Oxford, an Advisory Board Member of global executive search firm, Amrop, the President of the Harvard Club of Portugal, and a juror at numerous entrepreneurship and investment awards.
The Global Young Entrepreneur Society (https://www.gyes.org/) is an international organization that supports exceptional young people in reaching their aspirations through giving the platform for entrepreneurial growth. President Daniel Gerlei and the Director of GYES’s UK Operations, Lewis Swire, host a publicly available Signature Interview every month.