Who We Are

Our DNA is made of ex-startup founders and the top talent in Product, UX/UI, Software development and Machine & Deep Learning. We came together from various backgrounds with one vision: to bring a lean, user-centric approach to product innovation and software development by completely understanding the business needs before building anything.

Meet the Founders and Partners

Our founding team started their journeys in the corporate world. They then moved on to build their own startups before coming together to form Altar.io. This experience has made André, Daniel, Paolo and João lean by nature. They studied lean product development through building startups from the ground up with very few resources. This is why when you build a product with us it will always be streamlined to the most important features for your user.

André Lopes

CO-FOUNDER

Andre has a long experience in the Startup scene, having created Table & Friends, a social restaurant reservation system back in 2011. Since the start of Altar.io he’s been involved in helping clients in a broad range of sectors such as Marketplaces, Travel and Education.

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Daniel de Castro Ruivo

CO-FOUNDER

Daniel created his first startup while he was still attending university and since then he founded 6 in a row. He is our renaissance man, he has the holistic approach covering strategic decisions from business to data-science, marketing and product.

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Paolo Dotta

CO-FOUNDER

Paolo started working in banking in Milan and London. After the financial career, he created a startup and then joined Altar where he mainly deals with business development and fintech projects.

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João Ribeiro

CO-FOUNDER

João is Altar’s co-founder and former CTO. He is an evangelist of Node.js and Angular, and a prominent actor in the Open-Source scene – leading many trendy libraries and part of the IBM StrongLoop Team and Google Angular Class.

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André Pinto

PARTNER & LEAD FRONTEND

André is a partner at Altar.io and leads the Frontend Development. Experience as a Founder in a previous Startup. He worked at Barclays and BNP Paribas as a Senior Frontend Engineer and has a background in visual arts.

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Cláudio Teixeira

PARTNER & CTO

Claudio is a partner and CTO at Altar.io. He previously served as full-stack Tech Lead and CTO at multiple startups and companies in London and Amsterdam. He currently focuses his research on Machine Learning at the Edge.

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Rui Lourenço

PARTNER & HEAD OF MARKETING

Rui is a partner and CMO at Altar.io. He’s been dedicated to B2B marketing for his entire professional career. After spending eight years honing his craft at Portugal’s first B2B marketing agency, he joined Altar, where he leads both the marketing and sales department under the same umbrella.
His current focus is on business strategy, getting to know Altar’s customers and occasional early-stage strategy discussions with the entrepreneurs we work with.

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Working With Top Talent Always Pays Off

We have a rigorous screening process to identify the best talent, from inception, UXUI design, and development. We are always on the lookout for great problem solvers with passion and drive, these are the types of people we want to work with and learn from ourselves.

Of the hundreds of applicants we see each month usually fewer than 1% join our ranks. This means our small, focused teams are able to deliver extraordinary results. As we are all based at our Lisbon HQ, communication between us is clear and concise – without barriers or interference.

Ana Páris

HEAD OF OPERATIONS

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João Serra Amaral

BUSINESS DEVELOPER

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Pedro Alves

PROJECT MANAGER

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António Mónica

PRODUCT MANAGER

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Reihaneh Hajishirzi

PRODUCT MANAGER

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Mariia Mieimankulova

SCRUM MASTER

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Guilherme Koscianski

PROJECT MANAGER

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Jamie Russell-Curtis

CONTENT MARKETER

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Miguel Félix

DIGITAL MARKETER

Raquel Cruz

PEOPLE & RECRUITMENT MANAGER

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Marcelo Rodrigues

Recruiter

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Alexandra Morodo

UX Designer

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Samanta Carvalho

PRODUCT TRAINEE

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Mariana Almeida

PRODUCT TRAINEE

Manuel Faustino

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

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João Cortes

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

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João Lourenço

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER

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Eduardo Lourenço

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

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André Oliveira

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

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Rui Lopes

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

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Tiago Cunha

BACKEND DEVELOPER

Carolina Baptista

FRONTEND DEVELOPER

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Jhonsua Jardim

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

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Matilde Ramos

FULL STACK DEVELOPER

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Tiago Cruz

FRONT-END DEVELOPER

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Joana Pedroso

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER

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Pedro Figueira

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER

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Abel Neto

FULL-STACK DEVELOPER

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