João Machado

Social Innovation Fund Manager, Portugal Social Innovation

About João Machado

João Machado joined the Government Initiative ‘Portugal Social Innovation’ (Portugal Inovação Social) in the beginning of 2017 and he was tasked with the implementation of the Social Innovation Fund. As one of the four finance streams of this initiative, the Social Innovation Fund was launched in 2019 as the first public impact investment fund in Portugal with a budget of more than 80M€.

Before that, he has been working in different consultancy firms with responsibilities ranging from helping start-ups becoming investment ready to assessing sustainability metrics in multinational corporations. He holds a MSc in Business Administration from ISCTE Business School (Lisbon/Macao).

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