Who we are
We are a Smart Capital company. We are modern and professional. We are European. Our motto is:
“Old enough to know the value of money, young enough to know the value of technology, experienced enough to make a difference”.
We differentiate ourselves from other investors in Portugal by focusing on our positioning: we provide capital and start-up experience. (i.e. Smart Money)
We differentiate ourselves from the international (Smart Money) competitors through our focus on the Portuguese climate and life-style: the West Coast of Europe.
- Innovation: we believe that the world progresses through creative destruction, through innovation in products, processes and people
- Hard work, Smart work: we believe that ideas and innovations have to be worked at, with effort and intelligence having to be applied
- Having fun: we believe that you can’t change the world if you are bored or in situations where you are pissed off.
- Profit making and profit sharing: we believe that the ultimate measure of success is in creating, not making, money; and we believe that the value created should be shared by all stakeholders.
To build great companies by investing in nice people and innovative ideas, and thus create value and profits for entrepreneurs, employees, investors and managers.
- To be recognized at European level as one of the top 5 seed/start-up investors before 2015.
- To provide investors with an above average ROI every year of operation
- To have at least one >10 million Euro sale/acquisition before 2015.