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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Pedro Gaspar

Co-founder and Software Developer of 360imprimir (BIZAY)

Pedro Gaspar received his Licentiate degree in Computer Engineering from the Higher Institute of Engineering of Lisbon in 2010, after which he joined Portuguese IT services firm Safira as a software engineer. He is currently a head of IT at 360imprimir, a startup he co-founded in 2013. Portuguese national Gaspar holds a qualification in application development in Microsoft SharePoint and is skilled in Java, JavaScript and C#.

João Barros

Founder and CEO of Veniam

Cornell and Stanford-educated Fulbright scholar João Barros is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto and teaches in the MBA program at the Porto Business School. He has also held visiting appointments at MIT and Carnegie Mellon. He has co-founded two startups, Streambolico and Veniam, of which he is also CEO. Between 2009 and 2012, Barros served as National Director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, a five-year international partnership funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Munich's Technical University.

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Lisbon-based venture capital and private equity firm, HCapital Partners focuses on energy, mobility and smart technologies in Portugal and Spain. HCapital typically invests between €500,000 and €2.5m per funding round. Its New Ideas fund is directed toward scalable startups. The firm was founded in 2014.

PNV Capital is a seed investment fund in Proença-a-Nova, Portugal, co-invested by Busy Angels. The fund is worth about €770,000 and invests an average of about €100,000 per project, with a cap at €200,000.this is all frmo the previous write up as they have no webpage still! 

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