“The Venture Builder” is an NGO which had its inception in 2005, pioneering the words Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Portugal back then, in fact the oldest accelerator in Portugal. Today we help startups, scaleups and SMEs as well as large corporates to grow the Open Innovation and Lean Startup way by organising events and startups competition, running innovation and softlanding programs at european level like the INTERREG MED 4helix project and promoting investment between Portugal and Brazil and other Latin-American countries.Know More
We are looking for disruptive technologies such as the application of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, BigData in the following sectors:
Corporate Governance/Legal Structure
The Fund will be registered with the CMVM (Comissão de Mercados de Valores Imobiliários / Portuguese Securities Market Commission), the financial authority tasked with supervising and regulating the portuguese financial markets.
Board of Directors
The fund will be administered by a Board of Directors elected by the Investors in General Assembly. The Board of Directors will propose to the General Assembly the members of the Investment Committee.
The Investment Committee will be composed of five individual people, with experience and technical competence in the area of analysis of investment opportunities in companies, of which one must be a member of the Board of Directors. The selection of the investments is the responsibility of the Investment Committee, which will present it to the Board of Directors for approval.
An Advisory Board will be established to advise the Board of Directors in the implementation and consolidation of the Fund’s management policy. Will be composed of prominent figures from each market – country managers – invited by the Board of Directors to raise money from that market as well as identifying startups to the Fund´s pipeline. The Board of Directors will propose an incentive scheme to the Investors General Assembly.
Ambassadors represent a group of key influencers in the target startup ecosystems who actively support Fund activities.
Our Association has been operating since 2005, with a large network of partners in Europe and Latin America, supporting the growth and innovation of entrepreneurship through many projects and activities:
Prof. Dr. Fernando Gaspar
European Union Consultant
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