Bernardo de Seabra has been with Yahoo! since the acquisition of BrightRoll in 2015. He is responsible for the architecture of the data infrastructure (pipelines and warehouses) that provides analytics and reporting capabilities to advertising products. He also led the systems integration effort post BrightRoll acquisition. Bernardo joined BrightRoll in 2011 where he was responsible for the big data infrastructure (analytics, reporting, billing). He led the effort of re-architecting the infrastructure to scale to ~20TB per day and ~50B transactions per day, as well as establishing a technology roadmap in support of the company’s vision and product roadmap. Bernardo was also key in defining and implementing processes and best practices across engineering through the different stages of BrightRoll’s growth. From 2009 to 2011, Bernardo led the backend development for all mobile games at Playdom, which was later acquired by Walt Disney.

At Portugal Ventures, Bernardo evaluates startups’ pitches to assess potential investments. He is also an investor and board member at boomApp.co, an AR startup.

Bernardo mentors at 500 StartupsGalvanize, and Portugal Ventures to help startups assess and tackle their technical challenges, align their technology with business priorities, find a balance between premature optimization and scalability bottlenecks, and establish a technical vision. He provides specific expertise relating to ad tech, big data, architecture, distributed and highly scalable systems, databases, infrastructure, engineering team structure/growth and lean/agile execution. Lastly, he provides introductions to investors and other industry experts where appropriate.

Bernardo received his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and was the recipient of the PSP Pinto/Fialon Scholarship.



Work: Barracuda Networks, Cisco Systems, Playdom, BrightRoll, Yahoo!

Mentor: 500 Startups, Galvanize, Portugal VenturesHackbright

Investments: Portfolio

Affiliations: West to West

Education: Computer Science at UC Berkeley