Feedzai was featured in an article published in Jornal de Negócios with an interview with its CEO and co-founder Nuno Sebastião. As the first spin-off launched under the scope of the CMU Portugal Program, Feedzai brings together a unique blend of expertise in engineering, simulations, real-time big data processing, and high-scale distributed systems.
The article presents an overview of theFeedzai’s journey as a Unicorn company, which originated in Coimbra in 2008 and is now establishing its presence in key global hubs, including Lisbon, Porto, San Mateo, Atlanta, New York, London, Sydney, Madrid, Hong Kong, and Bogotá. Nuno Sebastião, CEO at Feedzai and one of its three founders, starts the interview by saying that “there is a thin line between a visionary and a madman”, asserting that results are what defines the right side of the line.
With a background in engineering at the European Space Agency and an MBA from the London Business School, Nuno Sebastião co-founded the company with two other visionaries: Pedro Bizarro (Chief Science Officer), ormer professor at the University of Coimbra and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Paulo Marques, the Company Chief Technology Officer for 13 years until May 2022. aulo Marques, who continues to contribute as one of CMU Portugal’s Scientific Directors, played a pivotal role in the company’s early years.
All three are still strong supporters of the CMU Portugal partnership. Feedzai actively participates in the Program, most notably as a Large-Scale Project Promoter under Project Camelot and as a dedicated Affiliated Partner, reflecting its ongoing commitment to fostering collaboration and innovation.
More about Feedzai and CMU Portugal here.