Yoann Nesme

Founding Partner & CEO, PPL Crowdfunding

Founding Partner & CEO



    Holds an undergraduate degree in Electronic Systems Engineering from Instituto Técnico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, in Mexico. Shortly after graduating he moved to Lisbon, in 2004.

    After working in some companies as a software programmer, he joined Microsoft Portugal in 2005 as a Dynamics CRM specialist, starting as a technical support engineer before moving to consulting to partners and premier clients in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). 

    He finished The Lisbon MBA International in December 2011. The opportunity to share knowledge and experiences with people looking for the same topics of innovation and entrepreneurship was the main drive to found Orange Bird with three other partners.

    The company implemented PPL Crowdfunding, the leading reward-based crowdfunding platform in Portugal. In 2012, it started offering custom whitelabel crowdfunding platforms. Its customers include one of Portugal’s biggest private banks, a Brazilian equity-based crowdfunding platform and a charity in the UK, among others.