Daniela Seixas

Daniela Seixas


Time in tech 3 years
Current role CEO @ Tonic App
Place of origin Porto

Tell us more about you:

Early years and where you came from?

Loved tech since ever, medical doctor since 2000, neuroradiologist, PhD in Neuroscience collaborating with University of Oxford, MBA at IE Business School in Madrid (entrepreneurship).

How were you introduced to the world of the Portuguese tech industry?

We paved our own path, after coming from the MBA from Madrid.

Walk me through your work and what you are doing now in the tech industry.

Developing a mobile app for communication in healthcare: Tonic App connects and informs medical doctors. Communication is one of the most important and underestimated problems in healthcare with impact in quality and efficiency of care.

What part of what you do, you love the most?

All of it, I learn a lot everyday; particularly product development, marketing and sales.

How do you think that your background and knowledge impact the way you approach your work in the Portuguese tech industry?

Our startup mobile solution comes from a professional medical need and my experience in the field allows me to understand the specific needs to keep improving.

What advice do you have for young women that want to get into tech and don’t know where to start?

Just do it, because you can do it. As a woman, I didn’t find any particular difficulty. However, I believe women can and should support each other.

Walk me through a day in your life as a Portuguese woman in tech.

Working with the team all day, frequent business meetings, and admin work and strategy work after team leaves.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

You can do it.

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?

Slack, Google drive, Skype.

Links that you want to share?

Tonic App website: www.tonicapp.com 


Anything else you want to share?

This formulary is too long! :)