Cristina started her professional career as an entrepreneur, having co-founded Talkdesk in 2011, the first cloud-native Call Center solution that raised $500M from top global investors.
Cristina is currently an investor and board member of several companies as part of the founding team of Indico Capital Partners, the leading venture capital tech and sustainability focused firm, based Portugal. Indico Capital Partners focuses on technology and ocean related companies, targeting investments at Pre-Seed to Series B level.
In 2018, Cristina co-founded Cleverly.ai, an Artificial Intelligence automation startup that got acquired in 2021 by Zendesk, Inc the global leader in customer service software. As a Vice President of Product Cristina is currently responsible for its AI strategy.
Appointed as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2021, she holds a degree in Computer Engineering and Telecommunications from Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon). Cristina is a non-executive member of Galp’s Board of Directors and member of Galp's Sustainability Committee.