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Portugal is facing remarkable and rapid growth. The country, recovering from a recession, is rebuilding itself as an innovative startup hub, scaling up faster than the European average while attracting a considerable number of foreign investments. Its capital, Lisbon, is shaping up to become a vibrant city attracting international tech talent, who choose Portugal as their home for its exceptionally high quality of life and favourable fiscal policies. CompassList closely follows Portugal’s booming innovation scene and thriving tech community.




Digital health startup offering genotyping tests and analysis using AI for personal cardiovascular, pharmaco and wellness (diet and fitness) genetics-based predictions and health guidelines.

The first real-time GPS pet tracker without monthly fees or data charges, has stable coverage and rewards its users for keeping their furry companions healthy.


Joana Ramos

Co-founder, Designer of YouClap

Joana Ramos is the Portuguese co-founder of YouClap, where she has been a designer since 2016. Previously, she worked as a designer at Aveiro-based retailer AKRIKOLAGE. She holds a degree in Design and Master's in Product Design and Engineering from the University of Aveiro.  

Aurora Baptista has been a co-founding partner of BEEVERYCREATIVE since 2012 when it was known as bitBOX. She became its new CEO in August 2015. The Portuguese graduate in Business Management was also a postgrad at Harvard University in 2005.In 2008, Baptista started her own consultancy Cumprir Metas, Lda. She was an administrator at McKinsey for three years before becoming a partner at Arthur Andersen in 1990 for 11 years. She later became a partner at SGG Serviços Gerais deGestão (SGG) for over 18 years and a partner at Deloitte for seven years until 2008.


With a total investment portfolio of €2 million across six companies, Dueto invests primarily in infotech startups. One of its co-founders, João Ranito, was a former partner at Novabase SA, a Portuguese IT company that went public in 2000.

Led by angel investor João Brazão, BrainTrust invests in early-stage startups through capital and mentorship. 


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