IN YOUR START-UP
IN YOUR FUTURE
IN YOUR TEAM
Today, NAVES is also clearly engaged in supporting other great initiatives arising from the Portuguese’s
or international innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem, and focuses its investments in innovative
companies, in seed, early stage and initial expansion phase.
NAVES has invested since 2009 in 11 innovative startups, in various sectors such as healthcare, clean tech,
education tech, printing on demand and 3D printing technologies and services, sports centers
management services and fashion.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Due to its very strong link with AESE Business School,
NAVES has an unique value proposition in the
Portuguese VC market.
Have access to deal flow and entrepreneurs from the AESE Alumni network,
therefore with high education in management and strong professional experience.
Use the wide AESE Alumni network currently (more than 5.000 Alumni)
to promote and leverage the startups businesses.
Provide guidance from senior Alumni with top management
expertise to startups.
NAVES is strongly
committed to create
a more competitive,
dynamic and innovative
society in Portugal and
Europe for a greater future.
What do we do
to support our companies
Marketing & Communication
We have well established partnerships within
the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“We can print everything we wish, at any time, in the amounts needed.”
“Is Green turns buildings smarter, making them energy-efficient without compromising the user’s comfort.”
“We are united by the desire to provide moments of entertainment allied with sports practice.”
“We believe that it is possible to ally various knowledge areas to improve our services.”
“Open innovation ecosystems is more than well functioning technology.”
“The values we defend are the Integrity, the Intellect and the Intensity.”
“Our service assures your garment will have the perfect fit for you.”
We have a proven experience in portfolio management,
with co-investments with well-regarded national and
international VC Firms.
Board of Directors
José Ramalho FontesChairmanJosé Ramalho FontesChairman
One of the founders of NAVES, he was involved in NAVES mainly in its beginning and again in 2015. Former Dean of AESE Business School (2002-2014), he is now its President since 2014. Responsible for the institutional relations, legal and compliance in NAVES.
FerreiraBoard MemberManuel Dias
Board member of NAVES since its beginning. Has more than 25 years as C/Board Level Executive and is a Professor of Marketing & Sales at AESE Business School. Responsible for marketing & communication in NAVES.
Rui Alexandre LopesBoard MemberRui Alexandre LopesBoard Member
Board Member of NAVES since March 2019, AESE PADE Alumni, Client-centric career of 35+ years in the finance sector as well as in industry and services industries, board and senior management positions in banking, insurance and investment management.