Portugal Ventures manages several Venture Capital Funds dedicated to the creation and initial development of technology-based companies.

Start-up target companies:

  • Leading Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), certified as such by IAPMEI, in the initial phase of their life cycle.
  • Excludes financial restructuring projects.


  • Differentiated and innovative products and/or business models.
  • Projects which represent a clear business opportunity and which have high growth potential.
  • Projects with added economic value and with expected solid financial returns.
  • Projects which are, preferably, syndicated by other venture capitalists and/or 'business angels' investors.

Evaluation process:

  • Evaluation of go-to-market Business Plans and other key elements such as technological feasibility and market readiness studies.
  • An assessment is made by Portugal Ventures, supported by both national and international expert advisors.
  • Maximum investment amount of up to €2,500,000 per company.

Some Start-up funds managed by Portugal Ventures are backed by the European Union through FINOVA, COMPETE and POR LISBOA, such as the Early stage and Universitas Funds.

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