Diego Hernando Ortega

Managing Partner and Founder

Diego is currently Managing Partner of Bluemint Capital. Before, he was a partner at HM Global Capital LLC, a NYC-based RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) specialized in technology research and investments. Prior to this, he was Global Head of Equities at Auriga Investors SV and Managing Partner and Director of Research of Midas Corretora SVB. Along with his partners, he sold the business to BBVA and became a board member of BBVA Midas S.A. Further back, he was an Equity Research Analyst covering Iberian companies, especially TMT and Industrial stocks in several Investment Banks in the UK since 1989.

Pedro Van Zeller

Managing Partner and Founder

Pedro is currently Managing Partner of Bluemint Capital. Pedro has held several senior positions in banking and financial services, notably as Board Member of Banco Primus, which he co-founded, and BBVA Portugal. For more than 20 years he built a consistent career in financial services that encompasses senior positions with Grupo Espírito Santo, Deutsche Bank and BCP. After successfully selling Banco Primus, in 2008 he decided to launch Absolut Midas which later became part of Bluemint Capital. In addition, Pedro has been an active entrepreneur since 1994, having funded investment initiatives in ventures ranging from consumer goods to high tech.

Ricardo Lourenço

Associate Partner

Prior to joining Bluemint, Ricardo was Partner at Wave Securities LLP, a London based brokerage and advisory firm (registered in FCA) specialized in illiquid and distressed assets. Before this, he was a Board member and Chief Investment officer at Patris Gestão de Activos, one of the largest independent asset managers in Portugal. Starting his career as an equity research analyst at BCP Investimentos, he then went on to have international experience at Eureko BV, a multinational European Insurance Company as an M&A analyst. He came back to Portugal to Santander Asset management as a portfolio manager and rose quickly to become a Board Member and Chief Investment Officer, having won several international awards for his performance along the way.

Gonçalo Murta


Gonçalo has 4 years’ experience in M&A and Financial Analysis. Prior to joining Bluemint, Gonçalo worked as a M&A Analyst Intern for Patria Investiments Blackstone and BNP Paribas and as a Financial Analyst for Itau BBA. Gonçalo holds a Management degree and Masters in Management (MSc), International Business from Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics and IE Business School, respectively.

Afonso Mendonça


Before joining Bluemint, Afonso worked as Management Consulting Analyst in Accenture for 1 year. His professional experience also includes an internship in Santander Asset Management´s investment team. Education-wise, Afonso holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Management, both from Nova SBE.

Alexandra Ataíde

Office Manager

Alexandra has been the office manager at Bluemint since its foundation and has worked in some capacity with the managing partners for over 25 years.