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Portugal

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.

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Focusing on sustainability and the education sector, BEEVERYCREATIVE is leading the way to revolutionize 3D printing.

As consumers get more vocal and powerful online, Consumers Trust lets businesses view, track and respond to customers' complaints while offering related data for marketing.

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Pessanha co-founded Unbabel in 2013 and was its CMO, before leaving the startup in August 2016 to join healthcare marketplace Care Revolutions as COO in Los Angeles. She is also a co-founder of Lisbon-based accelerator and NGO Beta-i and of energy tech startup ActualSun and was also Director at the Founder Institute in Lisbon. Pessanha majored in Business Administration at the New University of Lisbon. She also spent three years working at tech company TIMWETECH, in product marketing and business development.  

João Gomes

Co-founder and former CTO of GetSocial

Instituto Superior de Línguas e Administração (Lisbon) graduate João Gomes serves as the current CTO at Altar.io. Gomes has experience as a developer for Booking.com and Excentric, where he would go on to hold the position of Programming Director. He also served as CTO at GetSocial, a company he co-founded.

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Armed with Asian and European experience, Miguel Amaro co-founded Uniplaces in 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Nottingham, and took a course in Chinese Studies at East China Normal University. He obtained his master’s in Management, with a concentration in Global Entrepreneurship, from Babson Graduate School. Amaro also spent two months as an analyst at Grameen Bank in Dhaka, Bangladesh. While developing Uniplaces, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Picvic Labs (France), Zhejiang University Innovation Institute (China) and Osram (United States). Amaro is currently part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers. As an investor, to date, he has only invested in Portuguese healthy food service EatTasty and part funding the company's angel, pre-seed and seed rounds, with undisclosed investments. 

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.

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