Diamantino Costa is founder and Managing Partner at DCVentures, a seed capital firm investing in IT for Health and Security verticals.
Dino is also an invited professor for Tech Based Entrepreneurship. Dino co-founded Critical Software SA, that he recently exited. Critical Software SA is an international software company headquartered in Coimbra, Portugal, with offices in Lisbon, Bucharest, Romania and San Jose, California. He is also a Board member at Critical Software Technologies Limited, UK, Critical Links, US and Critical Materials, PT. At Critical Software, he is responsible for the Business Development, including R&D strategy. He was formerly in charge of Business Development for Aeronautics, Space, Defence and Transport markets at Critical Software, supervising European business operations. Dino holds a BSc and an MSc in Informatics Engineering and Computer Systems Architecture from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. At Critical Software, he successfully growth and manage 2 business units operating on Space & Ground Software Systems, with a global customer base including the main world space agencies and leading Prime Contractors. Dino has been a researcher at the Dependable Systems Group at the Center for In-formatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra since 1993 and prior to joining Critical Software. During his research activities, he has been author of more than 20 papers on conferences, workshops, magazines, and book chapters on the subject of computer software dependability. He is a member of IEEE since 1998.