Faber Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Alexandre Barbosa


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Total investments 33
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 3.30
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • SaaS
  • Software
  • B2B
  • Machine Learning
  • Analytics

Faber Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Portugal. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Lisbon.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The real fund results show that this VC is 15 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Opposing the other organizations, this Faber Ventures works on 24 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from Faber Ventures the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Faber Ventures, startups are often financed by Seedcamp, Caixa Capital, Shilling Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Portugal Ventures, Caixa Capital, Seedcamp. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Caixa Capital, JOIN Capital, Scale Venture Partners.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Unbabel, Hole19, Codacy The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 or 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Portugal. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Analytics, Education.

The current fund was established by Alexandre Barbosa. The overall number of key employees were 4.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$1M19 Jan 2022 Évora, Évora, Portugal


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$2M11 Oct 2021 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Machine Learning
Medical Device
Natural Language Processing
$2M26 Aug 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Information Technology
$1M01 May 2021 Delaware City, Delaware, United States

SWORD Health

Health Care
Other Healthcare Technology Systems
Personal Health
Therapeutic Devices
$25M29 Jan 2021 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Developer APIs
Machine Learning
$1M25 Jan 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Consumer Electronics
Human Resources
31 Mar 2020 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

SWORD Health

Health Care
Other Healthcare Technology Systems
Personal Health
Therapeutic Devices
$9M27 Feb 2020 New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
31 Jan 2020 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Abtrace Raises £2.1M in Seed Funding

– Abtrace is a London UK-based healthtech startup.
– The company raised £2.1M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Faber with participation from Ganexa Capital.
– The new investment will be used to roll out the technology to new GP practices across the UK and expand their engineering and data science teams.


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