17 Jun 2015

Caixa Capital and Startup Sintra sign cooperation protocol

Partnership with Startup Sintra will allow Caixa Capital to strength its presence within the innovation and entrepreneurship community

Caixa Capital and Startup Sintra recently established a partnership in alignment with the investment strategy followed by Caixa Capital’s Venture area. 

Caixa Capital aims to support national and regional startup accelerators and incubators, in order to identify highly innovative and sustainable investment opportunities, either directly by Caixa Capital or through co-investment with specialized international Venture Capital partners. 

With the celebration of this partnership, Caixa Capital reinforces its support for the creation of new businesses by promoting access to projects with high growth and valuation potential incubated in Startup Sintra, also providing support and experience in the development of their business models, as well as facilitated access to potential follow-on funding. 

Stephan Morais, Executive Director of Caixa Capital, stated that “The progress in the quality of the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem is notable and the development of incubators is crucial to support the startups’ growth. We are looking forward to working with Startup Sintra”. 

Adriano Lourenço, Founder of Startup Sintra, affirmed that “The signing protocol with Caixa Capital is a remarkable step. Caixa Capital will contribute significantly towards stimulating the innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit of local entrepreneurs and qualified managers”. 

Caixa Capital – 

Capital is the Private Equity and Venture Capital arm of banking Group Caixa Geral de Depósitos and has a track record spanning over two decades of activity, since the industry was created in Portugal. It is a leading investor in terms of funds under management, portfolio size and diversity. Caixa Capital´s mission is to invest in funds and companies, led by highly qualified management teams, with high growth and valuation potential, that enable our funds to achieve an attractive risk adjusted return and for society at large to benefit sustainably from our activity.