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Oak HC/FT Strengthens AI and Machine Learning Expertise with Senior Advisor, Nuno Sebastiao
By Tricia Kemp and Oak HC/FT
We are thrilled to announce that Nuno Sebastiao has joined Oak HC/FT as a Senior Advisor to the FinTech team. Nuno will support our team as they continue to identify and invest in companies that are positioned for accelerated growth.
As Co-Founder and CEO of Feedzai, an existing Oak HC/FT portfolio company, Nuno is a recognized leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning. With his experience and expertise, Nuno will provide guidance on vital trends and patterns in AI and machine learning, which are significant drivers of tech-enabled services in both FinTech and Healthcare today.
“We are proud to welcome Nuno to Oak HC/FT as a Senior Advisor and look forward to collaborating with him in new, exciting ways,” said Patricia Kemp, Co-Founder & General Partner at Oak HC/FT. “As artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to drive the fintech sector, I am confident that Nuno’s unparalleled experience and insights will prove invaluable to our team.”
“Since joining the Oak HC/FT family in 2015, I have been able to experience the successful, hands-on partnerships they create with entrepreneurs and portfolio companies,” said Nuno Sebastiao. “In this new partnership at the firm, I look forward to working closely with the entire team and leveraging my experience as a CEO to help other entrepreneurs ready to execute their visions.”
Since founding Feedzai in 2010, Nuno and his team have used cutting edge machine learning techniques to create the world’s most robust risk management platforms, empowering enterprises like Capital One, First Data and Citibank to fight fraud in real-time. Feedzai is a constant presence in leading industry rankings such as Forbes Fintech 50, Europe Tech 50 and IQT Most Innovative AI Startups. Nuno is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Leaders and Forbes Fintech Council and has been named London Business School’s Entrepreneur of the Year and number one on Exame Magazine’s 40 under 40 leaders.
Nuno’s appointment follows exciting additions to the Oak HC/FT team this year, including Billy Deitch, who joined the Healthcare team as Principal, and Dan Petrozzo, who joined the FinTech team as Venture Partner.