Leading from the front

About us

At Sensei, we’re re-shaping retail forever by making it simpler, more convenient and more personalised.

“We believe in not only making the best work but being the best to work with”

— Vasco Portugal, CEO & CO-Founder

Our story so far
2017
2017
2017
2017

2017

We founded Sensei to change retail forever.

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2018
2018
2018
2018

2018

We participated in Techstars

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2021
2021
2021
2021

2021

In April, we raised 5.5M€, the largest seed round ever in Portugal at that time.

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2021
2021
2021
2021

2021

With Continente, Portugal’s biggest retailer, we opened the first autonomous store in Europe.

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Our Culture

Our values

At Sensei, these are the principles that since day one,
embody our culture, spirit and dedication to
doing the best work.

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Humility

Humility helps us build a logical, socratic culture by encouraging self-awareness. Being open about strengths, weaknesses, and room for improvement is a ballast against politics, arrogance, hubris, and gamesmanship.

Our Culture

Our values

At Sensei, these are the principles that since day one,
embody our culture, spirit and dedication to
doing the best work.

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Ownership

Every significant decision, a responsible captain of the ship makes a judgment call after sharing and digesting others’ views. We avoid committees making decisions because that would slow us down and diffuse responsibility.

Our Culture

Our values

At Sensei, these are the principles that since day one,
embody our culture, spirit and dedication to
doing the best work.

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Growth Mindset

We seek out learners who want to overcome obstacles, view setbacks as opportunities, and look at failures objectively to understand that they are real growth opportunities. We feel comfortable in discomfort as it implies we’re stretching our abilities.

This is us

We’re at the forefront of artificial intelligence, helping retailers everywhere to revolutionise the way they do business.

Vasco Portugal

Vasco Portugal

CEO & Co-founder

Joana Rafael

Joana Rafael

COO & Co-founder

Nuno Moutinho

Nuno Moutinho

CTO & Co-founder

Paulo Carreira

Paulo Carreira

CSO & Co-founder

Pedro Albuquerque

Pedro Albuquerque

CFO

Diana Morato

Diana Morato

CRO & Growth

Backed by leading investors and retailers

We are very pleased to be investing in a business that is part of the digitisation of commerce, a trend that is clearly accelerating"

— Aris Xenofontos, Director of Seaya Ventures

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Our Customers

Transforming retail

We’re creating autonomous stores for some of the
biggest and most innovative retailers in the world,
such as Sonae and Galp.

Awards & Recognition