7th Gesventure Meeting
Venture Capital, Biotechnology and Business Angels
PME Investimentos invest in Start-Ups
Investimentos sent a positive sign to the market
approving 13 start-up projects with a global value of €13 million in the 1st
Chausson Finance, C.E.O.
"Wellcome to our global communication network! This is our
first international newsletter, dedicated to inform not only
those who have in the past colaborated with us, but also everyone
who, around the world, is interested to know what is happening in
Portugal about Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship."
Check our opinion about investment trends in the text:
The Future Stars of Venture Capital
"It's important for the entrepreneur to know the tendencies
that, in each moment, are being followed by Venture Capitalists, I
mean, which are the hot sectors that they identify to make their
investments. But how can we identify this investor behaviour? Certainly that the answer to this question ends up being awkward
because, following the tendency is, probably, the best way to fail."
Gesventure and Business Angels Club join EBAN
Gesventure is now a member of EBAN (European Business Angel Network).
Business Angels Club, available at
is the only portuguese group dedicated to promote Business Angels.
Since 1999, Gesventure already gathered 18 business angels and
helped promoting nine operations with a global value of €14,6
During the 1st semester of 2005, we have directly supported the following operations:
"capital type"; "company";
seed; BioTrend; €425.000
seed; GlucoPrime; €175.000
start-up; Satellite Newspaper; €485.000
F&A; PMS - Fonte Viva; confidencial
Venture Capital numbers in Portugal
Portuguese Venture Capital Association (APCRI), Ernst &
Young and Gesventure present you the numbers of Venture Capital in
Portugal during the year of 2004.
Interview to Francisco
"I believe that the main challenge is still the creation of a healthy environment level if we want growth to happen! This is what nature itself clearly shows us. It's certain that we don't make things grow in the nature, despite that, we can create suitable conditions for growth to
5th Venture Capital IT - Wellcome Speech
by Francisco Banha
The achievement of this 5th Congress is, all alone, an unequivocal demonstration of vitality of the entrepreneur spirit of young Portuguese and of the commitment of Gesventure in
the development of their ideas, in an active and diligent effort looking for its practical