Secret of Success – Nuno Da Cruz Sebastiao (Feedzai)

Nuno Da Cruz Sebastiao - FeedzaiWe develop and supply software that detects fraud up to 30% earlier than traditional methods. Fraud prevention is an increasing challenge in an age of big data and we make a difference by using the latest technology and data sources. We started with EU funding and were able to raise considerably more venture capital, but not as much as our US competitors where the availability and scale of venture capital dwarfs what we have in Europe.

If I were in charge of start up and SME policy, I would scrap the bureaucracy around access to funding; and I would do a better job of marketing European high-tech companies to the rest of the world.

 

“Entrepreneurs are important to society because we create new markets, disrupt old ones and create jobs.”

 

Hero(es): Thomas Edison

Start up capital: EU funding

Growth rate p.a: 67%

Mentor(s): Many

Can you code? Yes

Employees: 43

Education / Training: Computing

Product / Service: Fraud prevention software

Read more about Feedzai here. 

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