Joao Ribas
João Ribas, PhD

Board of Directors

Senior Associate at Novo Seeds. Before joining Novo, Joao was an Analyst at M Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Merck KGaA.  Before that, Joao started several ventures in the US and Europe.


In the US, he helped start a technology company and was part of MIT Hacking Medicine, an organization that promotes healthcare innovation around the world. In Europe, he was an Innovation Fellow at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and co-founded a medical device company.


Joao holds a Ph.D. from the University of Coimbra, and conducted his research in Boston, at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He currently runs and hosts a podcast to bring visionary outlooks of the future