Lisbon, Portugal
Miguel, 33
Startup Founder
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a bit about Miguel

What are you working on these days?

Working in tech at the startup I’ve co-founded called Liquid Data Intelligence.

What drives you mad these days?

Incompetence, and the lack of commitment (talking about work or not). Oh, and a general lack of good taste in everything :p Specially in music!

What makes you happy?

Discover new music and share it friends, like trading cards”.

When was the last time you cried?

Hum… about a girl.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Disco, Funk & Soul.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

Blade Runner

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

A sneakers store.

What’s your go-to café in Lisbon?

“Tabacaria” Bar at Cais do Sodré

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

Chiado.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Lisbon but never actually do?

Nowadays? Go out just to photograph people in the streets.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

I don’t have heroes. I admire a lot of people for what they do. And someone I admire a lot is Elon Musk. I would take him to Snob bar to dinner because this is the best place to take a business meeting or a special talk with someone, due to the mystical and cosy mood.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

Pick up my car, bring 2 friends and go somewhere like Sintra or Ericeira. Even staying inside the car watching the rain, listening to music and talking.

What’s that place in Lisbon you feel like only you know about?

Saúde! at a Ginjinha bar, a Portugease local liqueur The Old Vic Bar. The mystical environment.

If tomorrow was your last day in Lisbon before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

Walking in the streets at Chiado and Baixa for hours. Drink ginja and then walk in the streets for some more hours.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

Príncipe Real.

What’s the spot in Lisbon you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Damaia and Amadora.

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

Esteves bar and then Cais do Sodré bars with my housemates and with my friends from Madeira.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

Listening to music for hours, not doing anything else. Just that.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Damas for “hard nights”. Casa Independente for good music nights.

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