I am the CEO and founder of disruptive technology start-up firm, IPRINT3DSPARES S.L /Autentica.
No stranger entrepreneurship, I have a track record of successfully building and selling businesses. I set up my first manufacturing firm in Africa, in 1992, during the difficult economic conditions of the Angolan civil war. And despite the tough backdrop, I turned this start-up into a fully-fledged $5 million-turnover company over the course of 13 years, before selling the business in 2005.
I moved to the UK in 2005, and since then I have been at the helm of an array of manufacturing organisations ever since – from healthy foods sold in farm shops to building information modelling in the housing sector and 3D printing.
As well as being CEO of Autentica – the first blockchain-powered, AI-based digital supply chain for the 3D printing and automotive spare parts sectors.
I first set up Autentica in 2018 as E4-3D and I have a bold ambitions for the company to become the ‘Amazon of the global additive manufacturing sector’ – transforming traditional supply chains, reducing carbon emissions, and building a sustainable future.
Servicing a wide range of sectors – including automotive, medical, and utilities – Autentica already has 156 UK- Spain based 3D printing companies preparing to come online, alongside 130 parts distributors signed up across Chile, Singapore, and Angola.
I believe the future of parts manufacturing lies in 3D printing, and I can offer comment on a range of topics from business growth, green supply chains, tech for good, the role of technology in creating a sustainable future, and AI/blockchain.