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17 Oct 2014

Partnership between Caixa Capital and Startup Lisboa

Caixa Capital has recently established a partnership agreement with Startup Lisboa with the aim of further supporting national and regional entrepreneurship initiatives.

Caixa Capital has recently established a partnership agreement with Startup Lisboa with the aim of further supporting national and regional entrepreneurship initiatives. Caixa Capital will be even closer to Startup Lisboa companies with the objective of investing in or co-investing with international partner VC’s in the most promising ones.

With the establishment of this partnership Caixa Capital reinforces its support in the dissemination of innovative projects, as well as its role as a key investor in the internationalization of Portuguese startups and mentor of founders and new companies.

Currently 93 companies are incubated at Startup Lisboa, many of which are directly or indirectly invested by Caixa Capital including Codacy, Uniplaces, Muzzley or Zaask.

About Caixa Capital 

Caixa Capital is the Private Equity and Venture Capital fund management company of Portugal's largest banking group Caixa Geral de Depósitos, present in over 20 countries and with assets above 120 billion Euros. With a total of close to 750 million Euros ($1bn USD) under management, the largest and most relevant in the country, Caixa Capital invests in growth equity and venture capital opportunities and funds. The Venture Capital team partners with incubators, accelerators and business angels for seed and startup investments and with major international venture funds for opportunities above 1 million Euros. The team aims to support global expansion of Portugal related teams and companies and has dedicated team members to ICT, digital, health tech, engineering and clean tech investments.

About Startup Lisboa

StartUp Lisboa is a business incubator that supports the creation of new business projects in the city, orchestrating and stimulating a broad range of partnerships that enable value-added services to be offered to incubated companies. Located in Lisboa's Baixa neighborhood (Rua da Prata No. 80), with a total area of around 800 m2, the business incubator offers modern and cosmopolitan premises, that will stimulate and revitalize one of the city’s most distinguished zones. StartUp Lisboa will contribute to reinforcing Lisboa’s position as one of the world’s most advanced cities, in terms of promotion of entrepreneurship, thereby affirming itself as an entrepreneurial city.