Pathena is a Porto-based venture capital firm founded in 2010 and focuses on IT investments, particularly medtech. Pathena closed its first portfolio fund in 2011, having invested in 10 companies and it launched its current portfolio fund in 2013 worth €56 million.
Established in 2011, Shilling Capital Partners is a Portuguese angel investment fund and one of the three subsidiaries of Mogope, a Portuguese investment manager, whose partners are also co-founders of Shilling. To date, the company has invested in 18 startups, both tech and bricks-and-mortar, and has managed three exits, including BestTables that was acquired by TripAdvisor. It typically invests between €250,000 and €1m in seed and Series A rounds and ensures liquidity until the next funding round, or when the startup becomes capable of funding its own growth. Recent investments include petcare marketplace Barkyn, healthy meal service delivery app EatTasty and blockchain-based online betting application BetProtocol.