Alex co-founded Mustard Seed. He connects world-class ventures and leaders to generate positive and sustainable outcomes. Formerly Senior Vice President at Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, Project Leader with The Boston Consulting Group in New York, Chicago and Dubai, and Investment Banking Analyst with Goldman Sachs in London . London School of Economics BSc and Stanford MBA. Alex is interested in the areas of responsible consumption and production, justice and strong institutions, and transportation.

Alex Pitt, Partner

Prior to joining the fund, Ana was a Project Management Officer at BNP Paribas where she mastered the delicate art of managing operations. Ana is also an alumnus from SheCodes and a post-grad in Applied Management at Nova SBE in Lisbon. Ana holds a MSc in Culture Studies in Lisbon, and BSc in Languages, Literature and Cultures in Lisbon and Cambridge.

Ana Pinheiro, Operations Manager

António founded MAZE and is responsible for the MSM impact fund, as a Managing Partner, and the Government Performance work. He has worked in impact investment for +10 years in the UK, Canada and Europe. Antonio teaches Impact Investment at NOVA SBE and previously was an Analyst at Social Finance UK. He holds a MSc in Business Administration from Católica Business School and is a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. António is interested in the areas of femtech, circular economy, fintech ,and ocean tech.

António Miguel, Partner

Cristina is a management consultant turned into storyteller. She was an analyst at EY, seconded at Impact Investment Group in Australia and learned the ins and outs of startups at Mellow. Cristina has created engaging content for +50 entrepreneurs and curated dozens of unforgettable MAZE events for our partners. BsC in Economics from NOVA SBE, BsC in Political Science from ISCSP.

Cristina Almeida, Head of Platform

Henry co-founded Mustard Seed, and is a Board Member of MAZE. He started his career at Goldman Sachs, and holds a First Class Honours degree from London School of Economics in Economics and Economic History. Henry serves on the boards of Winnow, Nui, Student Finance, Goodclubs and Knok Healthcare. Henry is a founder and Governing Board member of the non-profit school Kairos Montessori. When he is not at work or with his family, you can usually find him surfing at Guincho, or gardening. Passionate about exploring and debating new ideas in the areas of elderly tech, circular fashion, and food waste.

Henry Wigan, Partner

Manuel is our full-time waterman and part-time cyclist. Manuel and is a Board Member of Careship and splits his time between London and Lisbon to find the most promising impact ventures across Europe. Former Business Developer at Bloomberg. Level 3 of the CFA programme, BsC in Economics in Nova School of Business and Economics. Manuel is interested in the areas of health, climate tech, circular fashion, fintech, and future of work.

Manuel Antunes, Investment Associate

Michael Rosen has worked in financial services since 2002 and is a former partner of Pamplona Capital Management and a co-founder of Future Positive Capital. Michael joined Mustard Seed as an early member of its community in 2015. Michael is an investor in Olio, what3words, Skin Analytics, Switchee, Bramble Energy, Mytos, Deep Branch and CHOOOSE. He graduated from Oxford in 2001 with a first class degree in PPE.

Michael Rosen, Venture Partner

Sofia brings analytical rigour to our investment decisions and diligently builds the impact case of the ventures we partner with. When not working, Sofia can be found surfing or horseback riding. Previously a Financial Services Consultant at Deloitte. MSc in ESCP Europe, BSc in Management from Catolica Lisbon School of Business. Sofia is interested in the areas of edtech, femtech, future of work and reduced inequality.

Sofia Queiroz, Investment Associate

Tessa is Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO, a free app tackling the problem of food waste by connecting neighbours with each other, and volunteers with local businesses, so that surplus food can be given away, not thrown away. OLIO has grown to over 4 million users in 5 years. She met her co-founder Saasha Celestial-One whilst they were studying for their MBAs at Stanford. Tessa is passionate about the sharing economy as a solution for a sustainable world, and about ‘profit with purpose’ as the next business paradigm.

Tessa Clarke, Venture Partner

Vasco has been passionate about building products since his early engineering years and has worked in several product positions, from development and managing engineering teams to Product Management and strategy. Vasco is currently a Senior Product Manager at OutSystems, the world’s #1 low-code platform, where he leads the Application Development product area. He is obsessed with allowing anyone to turn an idea into an app, in minutes.

Vasco Pessanha, Venture Partner

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