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Francisco Lino Marques


Francisco’s professional life starts early, still during his degree, due to family requirements, where he had to assume leadership roles in a retail family group unexpectedly.

The professional path was marked by rewarding experiences in large companies such as SONAE (Worten) and Würth and enriching adventures in entrepreneurship such as the creation of a tasting space or BigNew, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to the areas of strategic, operational, and management in startups, small and medium entities.

In 2020, Francisco developed, as a Partner and member of the Board of Directors, the areas of Investment Analysis, Monitoring of Portfolio, and Institutional Marketing & Corporate Relationships in a Venture Capital firm.

Pursuing sustainability purposes applied to a vision of strategic growth for companies, in 2021, together with the GED group, he embraces the challenge to found and develop, as a Partner and member of the Board of Directors, GED Ventures Portugal.



One of Francisco’s hobbies is building legos, especially those related to cinema and television series. Anyone visiting the office in Chiado will be able to see one of its buildings!



  • MBA with distinction, Hult Business School, London and Shanghai
  • Post-Graduate studies in Political Science, UCP-IEP, Lisboa
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, UCP-FCEE, Lisboa