Luis Barros

Leading Business Ventures (LBV)

Luis Barros has over 25 years of private and public sector experience as an investor, entrepreneur, and advisor in the science and technology industries-- having held roles in University, Government and Corporate Venturing. He currently manages a boutique consultancy, Leading Business Ventures (LBV), with clients in USA, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Current and past affiliations and collaborations include serving as in concurrent roles as Advisor & Venture Partner of Portugal Ventures an $800M Venture Fund and appointment as Co-Director of Innovation at MIT’s School of Engineering’s Portugal Program (MPP); Senior Advisor at Mexico’s Beamonte Investments’ Venture Academy; Co-Founder and Course Director at Kendall Teams, an Int’l market exploration program (formerly started in 2011 as MIT’s entrepreneurship training ‘eTeams’) which has served 14 European countries; Principal Advisor to US and State Government’s SBIR, including the NIH; and Advisor and Head of Business Development and Alliances at Eisai, plc’s Oncology initiative, H3 Biomedicine.

Mr. Barros, was formerly the Senior Vice-President of Investments at Massachusetts’ $1B Life Sciences Center; Executive Vice-President at IC Sciences (holding co. of the co-founding family of Boston Scientific) and Principal at Eli Lilly Ventures; He advised and worked at several venture-backed startups, including 2 that were respectively by publicly-traded co’s. Mr. Barros has degrees from MIT Sloan (MBA) and UMASS Amherst (BBA), and is a graduate Harvard Business School’s Executive Program on Board Leadership.