A fluent English, Portuguese and Spanish speaker, João is a Portuguese-British mediatrepreneur and award-winning technology and business journalist. Winner of an IM100 Digital Infrastructure Award and a Professional Publishers Association (PPA) 30 Under 30 media award, he owns a real passion for the media and has experience across online, print, broadcast and events.
He is the founder of Mondego Media Group (MMG), where he launched and edits The Tech Capital, a digital media, intelligence and events platform providing valuable content and data covering investment and players in the global digital infrastructure sector. João is also the founder and host of the Great Business Minds Podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure.
Prior to launching The Tech Capital and the GBM podcast, João founded and served as editor-in-chief at Data Economy and the Finvest Summit, part of Broadmedia, an Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC company. His media work takes him around the world having reported from over 35 countries including the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Morocco and across Europe.
With a deep interest in news, current affairs and history, prior to founding Data Economy, João experienced the reporting industry at Computer Business Review, the Daily Mail – where he delved into the investigation of five London-based Portuguese ISIS jihadists-, Channel 4 News, Channel 4, The Guardian, Antena Lusa, Future Behind and the Holloway Express.
Specialised in the fields of IT infrastructure, data centres, IoT, AI, cloud and data, he has interviewed some of the world’s technology leaders and has delivered on several exclusives.
He has ranked 28 in the ‘Top 100 IoT Influencers of 2016’, ranked 28 in the ‘Top 100 M2M Influencers of 2016’, ranked 11 in the ‘Top Connected Car Influencers’, and features in the list of ‘IoT thought leaders to watch in the next four years [2016 onwards]’.
Founding new news titles is a challenge João enjoys. At the age of just 12, he also founded his school’s newspaper and in 2012 he founded his own platform Corporation News Times International (CNT International), with an edition in English – CNTimes – and one in Portuguese – CNT Diário-, which soon attracted a vast readership worldwide.
Between 2014 and 2015, João was the Head of Social Media for a UK parliamentary candidate of the general election’s winning party.
João graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2014 with a BA in Journalism. In addition to his passion for journalism, João also enjoys travelling, urban planning and has a deep interest for all things fitness, especially bodybuilding and aesthetics.
November 2021-To date
mondego media group @ FOUNDER | MANAGING DIRECTOR
June 2021-To date
the tech capital @ FOUNDER | DIRECTOR | EDITOR
May 2021-To date
great business minds podcast @ FOUNDER | HOST
Jan 2021-To date
jaymie scotto & associates (JSA) @ MEDIA CONSULTANT
Nov 2020-To date
joaopmlima.com @ FREELANCER
Oct 2019-Nov 2020
capacity media @ EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Aug 2016-Nov 2020
data economy @ FOUNDER | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
May 2015-Mar 2017
future behind @ OPINION WRITER
Mar 2015-Jul 2016
computer business review @ NEWS REPORTER
Sep 2014-Aug 2016
antena lusa @ POLITICAL REPORTER
Aug 2014-May 2015
uk conservative party @ HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Oct 2014-Mar 2015
daily mail @ WORK EXPERIENCE
Jan 2014-Jun 2014
her campus @ NEWS REPORTER
Nov 2013-Jul 2014
verve radio @ RADIO HEAD OF NEWS
Jan 2013-Dec 2013
holloway express @ NEWS REPORTER
channel 4 news @ WORK EXPERIENCE
fitzrovia neighbourhood news @ WORK EXPERIENCE
Feb 2012-May 2015
corporation news times @ FOUNDER | REPORTER
In the news
Although João writes the news, sometimes he has made the news himself. Here are some of those times:
Jun 2019 | Under the Radar with João Marques Lima
Sep 2018 | Our Students: João Marques Lima