Meet the team

Creative and passionate people, looking for the next big challenge



Vasco Pedro, PhD

CEO, Co-Founder

Owner of the vision, fighter of emotional debt. Surfer, traveler, eclectic. Father of 4 girls. ``Be prepared.`` PhD in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University.


João Graça, PhD

CTO, Co-Founder

PhD in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning at IST + Upenn with Professors Fernando Pereira, Ben Taskar and Luísa Coheur. Author of several papers in machine learning with side information, unsupervised learning and machine translation. Co-founder of the Lisbon Machine Learning Summer School.


Bruno Prezado

Lead Designer, Co-Founder

Communication Designer, ex-Art Director. Part-time copywriter. Amateur photographer, occasional illustrator. Rides buses for inspiration.


Hugo Silva

Fullstack Developer, Co-Founder

Attacking all fronts, from backend to frontend. Zen master. Owns a kitten (or vice-versa).


Wolfgang Allisat


Chief of Subscriptions and Happy Customers. Loves Sun, Sea, Sangria and Sailing.


Rui Carvalho

Director of Finance

Paulo Dimas

Head of Product

Product development mastermind, released first commercial product at the age of 14. Envisions a world where AI-empowered humans can develop the new lingua franca.


Hugo Macedo

Head of Customer Products

Builds great Products that Customers love. Engineer turned Marketer turned Entrepreneur, curious about Humans. ``Don't try harder, try different!``

Research & Development


André Martins, PhD

Senior Researcher

Leads the Unbabel-X research team. Disrupts translation with AI, single-handedly. Writes papers once in a while (with the other hand). Enjoys Tarkovsky movies.


Ramon Astudillo, PhD

Senior Researcher

Research scientist in signal processing and machine learning. Specializes in non-orthodox areas of machine technology. Working to bring technological singularity closer to the present.


Fábio Kepler, PhD

Associate Researcher

Researcher+developer (``dev-searcher?``) in grammar checking and machine translation quality estimation. Picky about deprecated technology and best practices, loves beautifully written code and papers. DIY-practitioner, never hires anyone without first trying to fix things (or break them). Boardgame lover, currently fighting to save humanity in Pandemic Legacy.

Product and Engineering


Afonso Graça


Responsible for Frontend, Mobile & UX development. Dreams of living in the United States. Proud owner of a Gretsch White Falcon and an OP-1.


André Silva

Tools Team Lead

Develops software for a bunch of Unbabel Teams. Is a full-stack engineer still @ Instituto Superior Técnico. Loves TV Shows and Louis CK & Jim Jefferies.


Maria Braga

Support Machine Translation Developer

Robotics mastermind and machine translation ``machine``. Loves traveling and experiencing cultures all around the world. Also enjoys good food and laughing out loud!


Sofia Rocha

Junior Web Designer

Part designer, part frontend developer. Can be found sketching mobile app pages. Youngest member of the team, dislikes chocolate.


Ivan Bruel

Mobile Team Lead

Scale-oriented iOS and Android developer. Enthusiastic about UI/UX, MVVM, Functional Reactive Programming and contributing to open source software. Spends most of his paychecks purchasing LEGOs.


Bruno Oliveira

Mobile Developer

Passionate user and developer of Android and iOS. Trying to make mobile translation great again!


João Sardinha

Front-end Developer

Web interface team lead. Loves front-end development and best practices. Terrible cook. Likes travelling and trying new food. RC car enthusiast.



Raquel Pereira

Customer Success

Tireless team leader, making customers happy. Ex-scout. Rides a motorcycle. ``No day is a bad day.``


Ricardo Ribeiro

Sales Executive

Contributes to Unbabel’s growth. Readaholic who’d rather work on world changing ideas than sleep. Has been working in the Lisbon startup ecosystem for the past few years.


Matthew Carrozo

Director of Brand and Communication

Born in New York, raised in Lisbon, forged in the fires of London. Often found being walked by Moses the Dog, drinking coffee, in the cinema, following Radiohead on tour, on his racing bike (sometimes all at once). Eternally curious, tells a good story.


Fernando Amaral

Inbound Marketing

Explores all inbound marketing channels, with a focus on SEO. Discovering new ways to use the Unbabel API. Making the bridge from computer science to marketing.


Mo Tafech

Business Development

Engineer turned customer happiness advocate. Full time human. Makes sure you are well understood.


Camila Pohlmann

Community Manager

Translation multi-tasker, makes sure the job gets done. Born in Rio de Janeiro, but can't dance the samba. Speaks 5 languages - or 6, if you count cat-anese. Really hates cilantro.


Xiao Lanxin

APAC/Nordic Community Manager

Talks to translators, understands them, and connects them to Unbabel and the world. Born in Asia, lived in North America, fell in love with Europe. Surf aficionado.


Helena Moniz, PhD

Quality Assurance

Translation Quality Czar. Loves cinema, theater, dance, travel, books, and long walks. Adores comics.


Adel Abugren

Spanish Linguist

Likes to discover the power of words in many languages. From Valencia, but unable to cook paella. Loves reading, film, photography and the orange tinted sunbeams at sunset during the summer.


Isabella de Brito

Community Specialist

Creates content and solutions to Unbabel Community. Morning person. Often immersed on her own world of museums, analog cameras, ukuleles and unicorns (#hipster). Loves technology but don't trust in washing machines.


Nuno Santos

European Portuguese Linguist

Translates, annotates, and curates in Portuguese. Loves traveling not only to see the world, but to hear the world's languages.


Lucia Comparin

Italian Linguist

Came to Lisbon to study translation, likes learning languages and tongue-twisters. Loves the smell of basil and saffron.


Carolina Lourenço

Customer Success

Passionate about building relationships and empowering customers. Visited 45 countries, lived in 6. Loves cinnamon rolls.


Claudia Rodrigues

Office Manager & EA

Tower gate keeper, VP of Mission Control team. Loves cinema, books, theatre, sci-fi, rock, cats, coffee & chocolate & caramel (all together or appart), all kinds of design, countryside. Mum, former model, resilient and pragmatic. Could do without: cars, plains & politics.


Maria Belen Eglez

SDR Sales

Happy latina girl with passion for sales. A nomad by nature, social animal and 100% courious about life. She'll always try to make you feel at home.