Through the last years we have been defending the idea (through the
edition of 2 books, opinion articles, seminars and even a master degree
thesis) that the Portuguese economy and, consequently, its entrepreneurs,
haven't been benefitting the inherent advantages of a venture capital
effective industry, unlike american, english and more recently french
Conscious of the excellent opportunity that the actual new technologies
market provides as well as of our limitations, Gesbanha created a
Joint Venture (Gesventure – Development of New Technologies, Lda.) with
the main French company on gathering venture capital funds, Chausson
Finance, to facilitate the processes of start-ups financing in the
During the last four years, Chausson Finance gathered more than 300
million euros in capital, from venture capital investors allowing the
development of 100 start-ups: Solsoft, Intégra, Surgery Online, Datops,
Stamptronics, Virtools, Odisei, Staff § Line, AllóCiné, Animation Science,
NetCentrex, Jet Software, Delta Partners, etc.
With this association, we intended to bring to the Portuguese market the
experience accumulated by Chausson Finance (already associated with High
New Ventures in the spanish market) taking advantage of its access to
certain funds specialized in the investment of these projects.
We are convicted that this knowledge will allow us to help the
entrepreneurs to sucessfully surpass the necessary stages to obtain
capital, specifically in: creating business plans, investors selection,
contacts, financial planning and negotiations. Besides, it will allow the
investors (venture capital societies, private investors and investment
societies) to have access to high growth potential projects selection and
presentation, support for the new team during the investment project and
search for exit opportunities and the investments profitability.
The accumulated experience of the involved entities, not only regarding
technology but also finances, places this joint venture in a privileged
situation to collaborate in the consolidation of new information
technologies projects in our country.