Carlos DaSilva’s experience in tech-entrepreneurship and the start-up ecosystem is widespread. He is the Director of the Founder Institute Portugal. The Founder Institute is the world’s largest entrepreneur training and start-up launch program, with over 1200 companies founded across 6 continents (www.fi.co). Carlos is an Adviser and shareholder of over 10 start-ups.
He is also a Professor at the HEG School of Business Administration in Fribourg (Switzerland) and lectures Venture Financing at the Executive MBA and Master level. Dr. DaSilva held the positions of visiting lecturer & scholar at the Thunderbird School of Global Management (F.T. #1 for International Business in the World) and at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA.
He is also the author of “Entrepreneurial Finance: A Global Perspective”, a practical book for entrepreneurs and investors published by the SAGE. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Technology Management, he worked for several years in international business development at an Eastern European start-up venture that was recently acquired by a large multinational.