Portugal Ventures

Founded 2012


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Total investments 208
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 188
Rounds per year 23.11
Lead investments 30
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 19
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce

Portugal 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 main department of described VC is located in the Porto.

Opposing the other organizations, this Portugal Ventures works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The average startup value when the investment from Portugal Ventures is 5-10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 0 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.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Portugal. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, SaaS. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight OutSystems, Perceive3D, GuestU.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Portugal Ventures, startups are often financed by Busy Angels, Rockstart Accelerator, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Faber Ventures, Startup Braga, Ask Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Techstars, Singtel Innov8.

The current fund was established by Nuno Afonso, Rau0413u0454l Saraiva. The overall number of key employees were 8.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Image Recognition
$1M08 Sep 2021 Portugal, Lisbon


Innovation Management
$2M07 Sep 2021 Portugal, Porto


Mobile Apps
Online Portals
Task Management
$236K08 Apr 2021 Portugal, Lisboa

Ruby Nanomed

Health Care
$118K05 Mar 2021 Braga North Portugal


Clean Energy
$118K17 Feb 2021 Centro Coimbra Portugal


Information Technology
Internet of Things
Mapping Services
$118K16 Feb 2021 Portugal Rio Maior Santarém

Nina Space

Environmental Engineering
$118K15 Feb 2021 Lisbon Portugal


$118K01 Feb 2021 Portugal Setúbal


$118K29 Jan 2021 Lisbon Portugal
Jscrambler Raises $15M in Series A Funding

– Jscrambler from Porto specializes in cybersecurity products for web and mobile applications.
– Company raised $15m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Ace Capital Partners with participation from existing investors including Portugal Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to augment marketing and sales resources in the U.S. and European markets, as well as strengthen and accelerate the product roadmap to meet current customers’ expanding requirements including an integrated solution that ensures website owners can protect the client-side to secure user data, mitigate fraud and user hijacking, and improve compliance with regulations (GDPR, CCPA, PSD2, HIPAA, PCI DSS, among others).

Barkyn, a wellness startup for pets in Southern Europe, hits a $9.6M Series A round

– Barkyn, a European subscription service for pets, has raised $3m in funding.
– The round was led by Five Seasons Ventures and joined by Indico Capital Partners, All Iron Ventures, Portugal Ventures and Shilling Capital.
– The company plans to use the funds to expand into new markets.


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