João Barros

João Barros

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Veniam

João Barros is the Founder of Veniam Inc. and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. João Barros is a Co-Founder of Streambolico, Fulbright scholar, faculty at University of Porto Porto School of Engineering and Business School, visiting professor at MIT, former national director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal program (total yearly budget of 11M EUR). He is a award-winning engineering leader, experienced manager of institutions, teams and large projects, institutions and teams.

Veniam

  • Founded in 2012 by world-class technologists, João Barros and Susana Sargento, and the Co-Founder of Zipcar, Robin Chase, and Zipcar CTO, Roy Russell.
  • Raised $30M in venture capital, backed by top VCs as well as Verizon, Cisco, Liberty Global, Yamaha Motors and Orange.
  • Recipients of 10 major industry awards (incl. CNBC Disruptor 50, TU Automotive Best Mobility Product, Cablelabs Best New Product, Gartner Cool Vendor).
  • 50+ employees, including 30+ engineers and 10+ PhDs.
  • Operates mesh networks of connected vehicles in New York, Singapore and Porto.
  • Working closely with world leading auto OEMs, tier one suppliers and autonomous vehicle companies.