Our Team = Your Team

Experience, Rigour, and a User-Centric Approach.

About Altar.io - The Digital Team

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


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.

Daniel De Castro Ruivo


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.

Paolo Dotta


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.

João Ribeiro


João is Altar’s co-founder and former CTO. He is an evangelist of Node.JS and Angular 4 and a prominent actor in the open-source scene - leading many trendy libraries and part of the IBM StrongLoop Team and Google Angular Class.

André Pinto

Partner & Lead Frontend

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

Claudio 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.

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

Rui Lourenço

Head of Marketing

Sofia Anselmo de Carvalho

Head of People & Culture

João Serra Amaral

Business Developer

Pedro Alves

Project Manager

António Mónica

Product Manager

Margarida Morais

Junior Product Owner

Pedro Tainha

Full Stack Developer

Tiago Silva

Full Stack Developer

Nuno Miguel Carvalhao

Full Stack Developer

João Barradas

Full Stack Developer

Gonçalo Belo

UX/UI Designer

João Bento

Full Stack Developer

Manuel Faustino

Full Stack Developer

Miguel Félix

Digital Marketer

Jamie Russell-Curtis

Content Marketer

Silas Ferreira

UX/UI Designer

João Adriano

Full Stack Developer

João Cortes

Full Stack Developer

Nuno Jacinto

Full Stack Developer

João Lourenço

Full-Stack Developer

José Linhares

Full Stack Developer

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Altar.io - Lisbon


Address: Rua Adriano Correia de Oliveira 4A, 1600-312

Phone: +351 919359369

Email: [email protected]

Altar.io - London


Address: 36 Wharf Road, N1 7GR

Phone: +44 7802685611

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Address: Via orti 14, 20122

Phone: +39 3318853562

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