Rafael joined Portugal Ventures in 2016 to be part of the Portfolio Development team. Before joining Portugal Ventures, Rafael started his career at Inditex Group in the supply chain department and Amorim Cork Industry as a market analyst. Prior to that, his entrepreneurial spirit was fostered by some activities, which included a position as auditor at JADE Europe, the umbrella-organisation of Junior Enterprises in Europe. Rafael holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Coimbra and a M.Sc. in Finance from the Catholic University of Portugal.