WE INVEST

 IN YOUR START-UP

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WE INVEST

 IN YOUR FUTURE

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WE INVEST

 IN YOUR TEAM

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About us

 

NAVES is a venture capital firm established in late 2007 as an initiative of AESE Business School, the associate school of IESE Business School (Spain) in Portugal, in order to support preferentially the best entrepreneurial initiatives of AESE Business School’s students and Alumni.

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.

Our numbers

SHAREHOLDERS

STARTUPS

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Why Us

 

Due to its very strong link with AESE Business School,
NAVES has an unique value proposition in the
Portuguese VC market.

 

Network

Have access to deal flow and entrepreneurs from the AESE Alumni network,
therefore with high education in management and strong professional experience.

Promotion

Use the wide AESE Alumni network currently (more than 5.000 Alumni)
to promote and leverage the startups businesses.

Guidance

Provide guidance from senior Alumni with top management
expertise to startups.

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NAVES is strongly
committed to create
a more competitive,
dynamic and innovative
society in Portugal and
Europe for a greater future.

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What do we do

 

to support our companies

Coaching

Networking

Partnerships

Marketing & Communication

Accounting

Coaching

Networking

Partnerships

Marketing &
Communication

Accounting

Partners

 

We have well established partnerships within
the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“We can print everything we wish, at any time, in the amounts needed.”

VRI

“Is Green turns buildings smarter, making them energy-efficient without compromising the user’s comfort.”

IS GREEN

“We are united by the desire to provide moments of entertainment allied with sports practice.”

IT SPORTS

“We believe that it is possible to ally various knowledge areas to improve our services.”

HOPE CARE

“Open innovation ecosystems is more than well functioning technology.”

INOCROWD

“The values we defend are the Integrity, the Intellect and the Intensity.”

HUMAN TALENT

“Our service assures your garment will have the perfect fit for you.”

UOY

Portfolio

 

We have a proven experience in portfolio management,
with co-investments with well-regarded national and
international VC Firms.

Team

Board of
Directors

Executive
Team

Portfolio Managers

Advisors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • José Ramalho Fontes
    Chairman
  • Manuel Dias
    Ferreira
    Board Member
  • Miguel
    Alpendre
    Board Member
José Ramalho Fontes

José Ramalho Fontes

Chairman

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.

Manuel Dias Ferreira

Manuel Dias Ferreira

Board Member

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

Miguel Alpendre

Miguel Alpendre

Board Member

Board member of NAVES since January 2015 and MBA Alumni of AESE Business School. Has more than 16 years as C/Board Level Executive.

Executive Team

Executive Team

  • Rita
    Sousa
    Managing Director
  • João
    Horta
    Associate
  • Sónia
    Figueira
    Executive Assistant
Rita Sousa

Rita Sousa

Managing Director

Joined as Manager Director in October 2015. She has prior experience in VC, energy management industry and consultancy.

João Horta

João Horta

Senior Financial Analyst

Joined as Senior Analyst in May 2017. He has prior experience in the Banking sector, in both commercial and credit risk roles.

Sónia Figueira

Sónia Figueira

Executive Assistant

Joined the Executive Team in October 2017. Sónia has more than 20 years experience in Communication and Office Management.

Portfolio Managers

José Ramalho
Fontes

Is Green

Miguel
Alpendre

VRI e Inocrowd

Vasco
Branco

Hope Care

Gonçalves Martins

ITSports

Eurico Nobre

UOY

Filipe Assoreira

Human Talent

José Ramalho

José Ramalho

Is Green
Miguel Alpendre

Miguel Alpendre

VRI e Inocrowd
Vasco Branco

Vasco Branco

Hope Care
Gonçalves Martins

Gonçalves Martins

Its Sports
Eurico Nobre

Eurico Nobre

UOY
Filipe Assoreira

Filipe Assoreira

Human Talent

Advisors

Afonso
Barbosa

Advisor

Afonso Barbosa

Afonso Barbosa

Advisor

Funds

 

In the past we invested directly in start ups.
Today we have dedicated and vertical VC funds.

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More than investments,
we make true partnerships

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News

 

“It´s not about ideas.
It’s about making ideas happen”

Scott Belsky

Contacts

Head Quarters

Av. dos Combatentes nº43
3rd floor, Office 4
1600-042 Lisbon, Portugal
Email geral@naves.com.pt
Tel. +351 217 260 203

Assistant

Tel. +351 927 648 534
Email sonia.figueira@naves.com.pt

AESE Business School

Calçada de Palma de Baixo nº12
1600-177 Lisboa