IAPMEI honores national companies effort

Get to know the video, released by IAPMEI, in honor of the effort that national companies have made to respond in an innovative and competent way to the challenges of COVID-19.  

Newsletter october 2020 – See you soon!

With the Portuguese Promotion Bank operational in early November, begins a new chapter in the history of more than three decades of activity of PME Investimentos. That is why we are very proud to share, in this month’s newsletter, the numbers and the impact of this long journey alongside companies and entrepreneurs and that reflectContinue reading

BITCLIQ featured in Compasslist’s article

BITCLIQ and its innovative Lota Digital project highlighted in this CompassList article. Read here

16th Annual EVPA’s Conference last day – Marco Fernandes will be one of the speakers

Last day of the 16th Annual EVPA Conference, today dedicated to the theme “Scaling for Impact”. Marco Fernandes, our CEO, will be one of the speakers in the “Public sector investors for impact: achievements and innovations” session, to discuss social innovation and impact investment´s ecosystem, opportunities for public-private partnerships and innovative financing models, with emphasis on theContinue reading

EVPA’s 2020 3rd day with the participation of WeChangers, supported by SIF

Today is the “Social Enterprise Day”, at the EVPA 2020 Annual Conference and we highlight the participation of Duarte Melo Ribeiro, co-founder of We Changers, the first startup coinvested by SIF – Social Innovation Fund. The “Mapping and connecting the impact ecosystem” session will present the online platform developed by WeChangers that maps the impact ecosystem in PortugalContinue reading

Filipe Santos, SIF’s Investment Committee member, participates on EVPA’s 2020 second day

16th EVPA’s Annual Conference second day. Today’s theme: “Resilience”. Filipe Santos, Professor and Dean at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and member of the Investment Committee of the SIF – Social Innovation Fund, participates as moderator in the Showcasing High Impact Ventures, a session that will show us 8 projects with social impact,Continue reading

Portugal Social Innovation at the start of the EVPA 2020 Conference

  Starts today the 16th Annual EVPA Conference, of which we are proudly partners trough SIF – Social Innovation Fund. On this first day of the event, dedicated to the theme “Building Alliances”, highlight to the participation of Filipe Almeida, President of Portugal Inovação Social, in a session dedicated to the importance of the public sectorContinue reading

16th Annual EVPA Conference – Marco Fernandes is one of the speakers

Marco Fernandes, our CEO, is one of the speakers at the 16th Annual EVPA Conference, an online event sponsored by SIF – Social Innovation Fund, a fund managed by PME Investimentos. Join us and participate in this conversation about the social innovation and impact investment’s ecosystem, highlighting the role of SIF as a public policyContinue reading

Lisbon’s 9th Entrepreneurship Week

Another Lisbon Entrepreneurship Week is starting. From September 21st to 27th, the city unites its entrepreneurial ecosystem in the 9th edition of the event, which this year focuses on sustainability and the recovery of the city’s economy. PME Investimentos will be present on the 21st, at 5:30 pm with Marco Fernandes, our CEO, at theContinue reading

Join the 16th EVPA Annual Conference

Join the 16th EVPA Annual Conference! SIF is supporting this year’s online event focused on ‘Building Alliances for Impact’. Join us for 4 days of debate and networking with participants from across the world, representatives from the largest foundations and important entities of investment and impact philanthropy. See the program 

Impulse Morocoo Program – Agroop among the winners

Agroop, startup of our portfolio, was recognized with a GOLD AWARD in the Impulse Morocco acceleration program, whose objective is to find and support the most innovative startups internationally so that they can develop their projects, initially in Morocco and later in other African countries. Congrats Agroop! 👏🏆 Learn more here

SIF supports the 16th Annual EVPA Conference

SIF – Social Innovation Fund, managed by PME Investimentos, is a proud partner of the 16th EVPA Annual Conference, that this year will take place online between 21 and 24 of September. Under the topic “Building Alliances for Impact”, the event is one of the largest and most awaited in the area of ​​investment forContinue reading

SOL Tomorrow Program – 2nd wave of applications

Applications for the second wave of SOL Tomorrow program are still open until September 2. Organized by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Betai, with the partnership of 200M Fund and Social Innovation Fund, both managed by PME Investimentos, the program is focused on finding startups providing innovative solutions in the response to the social and economic challenges that theContinue reading

BITCLIQ – reviewing the signing of the investment agreement

On July 15, in Lota de Peniche, we celebrated SIF – Social Innovation Fund’s investment in BITCLIQ, in partnership with Indico Capital Partners and LC Ventures. It is with great pleasure that we review the day of the event that marked the closing of the investment agreement and where we symbolically welcomed BITCLIQ and itsContinue reading

SIF- Social Innovation Fund and Fundo Bem Comum invest 375.000 € in Loop Circular

SIF- Social Innovation Fund and Fundo Bem Comum invest 375.000 € in Loop Circular. Based in Coimbra and dedicated to the development of technological solutions applied to the circular economy, Loop Circular will use this investment to continue the company’s growth strategy, in terms of products and markets, and reinforce internationalization, at a time whenContinue reading

Loop Circular is SIF Equity’s 4th investment

Loop Circular is SIF Equity’s 4th investment, in co-investment with the Fundo Bem Comum, in the amount of 375,000 euros. Based in Coimbra and with a business model centered on the importance of transforming consumers’ choices and their forms of consumption, after the Book in Loop project, Loop Circular’s e-commerce platform makes it possible toContinue reading

Loop Circular is SIF’s the new investment

Loop Circular is SIF-Social Innovation Fund’s the new investment. An investment of 375,000€, in partnership with the Bem Comum Fund, which raises its market valuation to 1.5 million euros. After the success of the Book in Loop platform, which allowed the reuse of school textbooks, Circular Loop now extends its activity to reusing childcare products,Continue reading

Newsletter july 2020

In this month’s newsletter, we highlight the opening of applications for SIF DEBT, the guaranteed and subsidized credit line of the Social Innovation Fund. We also tell you about the recent coinvestment in BITCLIQ, the first startup in the blue economy to receive investment from SIF, the visit that, together with the Secretary of StateContinue reading

Take a look at SOL Tomorrow’s first Collaboration Design Sprint

As part of the partnership with the SOL Tomorrow Program, organized by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Beta-i, we participated in the Collaboration Design Sprint with the first 10 startups selected within the program, that showed very interesting solutions and discussed their implementations plans with the program partners. In this special edition of Smart Open Lisboa,Continue reading

Applications are now open to SIF Debt Line

You can now apply your project to SIF DEBT Line, the guaranteed and subsidized credit line of the Social Innovation Fund, managed by PME Investimentos. In partnership with Banks and Mutual Guarantee Societies, SIF Debt Line aims to facilitate the access to bank loans with better financing conditions for Social Economy entities and SMEs thatContinue reading

SIF Debt’s Launching ceremony at Thalia Theater

SIF Debt Line – launching cerimony on july 20th

The launch of the guaranteed and subsidized Social Innovation Fund’s Credit Line (SIF Debt) is already next Monday. In partnership with Banks and Mutual Guarantee Societies, SIF Debt Line aims to facilitate the access to bank loans with better financing conditions for Social Economy entities and SMEs that develop social innovation and social entrepreneurship initiatives,Continue reading

Launching of SIF Debt Line

Next Monday, July 20, will take place the launching ceremony of the SIF Debt Line, a guaranteed and subsidized credit line, managed by PME Investimentos, which aims to promote the financing of innovation and social entrepreneurship initiatives in partnership with Financial Institutions and Mutual Guarantee Societies. The ceremony will be attended by the Minister ofContinue reading

SIF Projects – Visit to Agraaria

Today we visited Agraaria Lagar and Herdade da Chaminé, for a presentation of the Agroop project and to see its technology working at the fields of Herdade da Chaminé. The visit was attended by the Secretary of State for Planning, Prof. José Gomes Mendes, the Board of Directors of PME Investimentos, managing entity of theContinue reading

Bitcliq – Welcome to SIF’s portfolio

Yesterday we celebrated at Lota de Peniche the investment of SIF – Social Innovation Fund in BITCLIQ, in partnership with Indico Capital Partners and LC Ventures and symbolically welcomed BITCLIQ and its Lota Digital project to SIF’s portfolio. The moment was marked in the presence of the Secretary of State for Planning, Prof. José GomesContinue reading

SIF invests 350,000€ in BITCLIQ

BITCLIQ closed today an investment round with the intervention of SIF, managed by PME Investimentos, and Indico Capital Partners in co-investment, as well as LC Ventures. Currently operating at Lota de Peniche integrated in Docapesca’s sales system, the project Lota Digital developed by BITCLIQ aims to have a direct impact on all the fishing communitiesContinue reading

Program AWS Activate – PMEI partners with Amazon

As part of the AWS Activate program, we have partnered with Amazon Web Services to allow companies in our 200M portfolio and SIF – Social Innovation Fund to have access to a series of resources, advantages and technologies to achieve greater productivity and continue to grow and innovate. AWS Activate is a new program designedContinue reading

Impact of COVID-19 on the National Startup Ecosystem – report

Impact of COVID-19 on the National Startup Ecosystem A study conducted by Startup Portugal in partnership with EY Portugal and SAP that results of a survey made to more than 200 CEO and founders of startups with operations in Portugal, during the months of May and June. Download the full report in english here

The Future of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Portugal: challenges and opportunities

In a partnership with Ernst & Young Portugal and SAP, Startup Portugal is conducting a preliminary study to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the national entrepreneurial ecosystem, wich results will be presented tomorrow at 11 a.m. The event also features several interventions in a conversation about the importance of the ecosystem for the nationalContinue reading

Global Impact Investing Networking – Annual study on the global investment market

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) annual study has been published. Globally recognized as the barometer of the impact investment market, the study involved around 300 participating entities, with Portugal Inovação Social being invited for the first time to participate and identify the financing by size, type and sector that it carried out until December 2019. The SIF- SocialContinue reading

SOL Tomorrow – Looking for ideas to deal with the pandemic in Lisbon

Through the 200M Fund and SIF – Social Innovation Fund, both managed by PME Investimentos, we are supporting the SOL Tomorrow program to help Lisbon find innovative solutions that solve the social and economic challenges brought about by the Covid pandemic19. In this special edition of Smart Open Lisboa, organized by the Lisbo City Council andContinue reading

SOL Tomorrow Program supported by PME Investimentos

Smart Open Lisboa | Applications are now open for the collaborative innovation program SOL Tomorrow aimed at finding innovative solutions to the social and economic challenges that the city of Lisbon, population and companies face caused by the pandemic of COVID-19. The program is organized by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Beta-i and is supported byContinue reading

Digital Roadshow: “Tech for Good – Health Tech and Investment

Today, starting at 6 pm, Casa do Impacto promotes another session in the scope of the Digital RoadShow, on the theme “Tech for Good: Health Tech and Investment”. A conversation about technological innovation in health and the importance of bringing Entrepreneurs and Health Tech Innovators closer to the Impact Entrepreneurship ecosystem. Marco Fernandes, our CEO, will moderateContinue reading

Webinar PME Investimentos – Thank you for your presence!

Last May 28th we had the pleasure of having around 300 registrations for our webinar “Co-Invest with Portuguese VC Matching Funds – For Tech and Social Impact Startups and Investors”. Startups, Accelerators, Venture Capital Funds, Investors and Partners joined us for a session on the two Portuguese co-investment funds we are managing – the 200MContinue reading

Webinar: Co-invest with Portuguese VC Matching Funds – For Tech and Social Impact Startups and Investors

“Co-Invest with Portuguese VC Matching Funds – For Tech and Social Impact Startups and Investors” é o tema do Webinar organizado pela PME Investimentos no próximo dia 28 de maio, às 10h00 GMT+1. Venha saber mais sobre os fundos de co-investimento inovadores que estamos a gerir, o Fundo 200M para investimentos em startups tecnológicas comContinue reading

WeChangers featured in Observador

in Observador, may 15th 2020 We Changers, the first startup invested by the Social Innovation Fund, managed by PME Investimentos, highlighted in Observador. Read the news here

Always supporting Portuguese companies | Newsletter may 2020

Get to know, in this month’s newsletter, the first two startups supported by the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) – We Changers and Agroop – and learn more about how SIF can help in responding to the social consequences of Covid19, supporting initiatives in several areas of intervention. We also tell you that the Investment Committee of the 200M FundContinue reading

WeChangers is SIF’s first co-investment

In partnership with Regenerative Investment, BOMA Investments and Fundo Bem Comum FCR, WeChangers is the first startup to receive investment from the Social Innovation Fund, in a round that will allow WeChangers to raise up to 1 million euros. WeChangers is a global startup whose mission is to empower individuals, communities and organizations, working onContinue reading

WeChangers adds list of organizatins that fight Covid19 in Portugal

There are already many organizations in Portugal that are stepping up to help in the fight against Covid-19. Discover them through WeChangers, supported by the Social Innovation Fund, whose mission is to empower individuals, communities and organizations, working on solutions to create a better world. Go to www.wechangers.org, get inspired and find ways to help.  

Agroop installs sensors in Spain!

Agroop, startup in our portfolio, continues to install its crop monitoring sensors, this time in Spain! Learn more about Agroop’s technological solution to monitor crops 24 hours a day here    

SIF as a response to the social consequences of COVID19

In the context of the pandemic, SIF can help in responding to the social consequences of Covid19, supporting initiatives in several areas of activity. Learn more about SIF Equity here

Support measures for startups are worth 25 million

in JN, 21.04.2020 New measures for startups worth 25 million euros were presented to support new companies in seed stage. In addition to these new instruments, the government encourages innovative companies and their investors to apply for existing public instruments, such as the 200M Fund, for technological companies, and the most recent Social Innovation FundContinue reading

SIF Equity: 15 million euros of total investment estimated

Applications already submitted to SIF EQUITY Co-Investment Line represent more than 15 million euros of total investment estimated in impact initiatives, which contribute to the development of a more inclusive and sustainable economy. In co-investment with private investors, SIF EQUITY Co-Investment Line is intended to support projects that correspond to Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship InitiativesContinue reading

Top Portuguese startups to follow in 2020

Portugal is to be congratulated with such a qualified range of new technological companies. PME Investimentos is proud to support and be an investor, through Finova, 200M Fund and Social Innovation Fund, in 20 of the companies that are highlighted here and in others not represented. Read more

Portuguese BIZAY/360imprimir among the 1000 Europe’s Fastest-Growing Companies

  For the 4th time, the Financial Times and Statista selected the 1000 Europe’s Fastest-Growing Companies. The list includes 14 Portuguese companies, including BIZAY/360imprimir, co-invested by the 200M Fund, managed by PME Investimentos, which occupies a proud 165th place. Congrats! Read  more 

Compete 2020, long time partner of PMEI, highlighted in Expresso

Compete 2020, our longtime partner and participant in capital funds managed by PME Investimentos, featured on Expresso in an interview with its President, Jaime Andrez.

New measures to support entrepreneurs

in Observador, 02 março 2020   Government and Startup Portugal announce new measures to support entrepreneurs: E-Residency 2.0, One Stop Shop, + CO3So Digital and a new Startup Hub database. Read more 

SIF DEBT Line is available for consultation and adhesion by Financial Institutions

  SIF DEBT Line is expected to be available next march at the counters of the participating banks. At the moment, it is available for consultation and adhesion by Financial Institutions that are interested in being financial intermediaries in this Credit Line. SID DEBT Line, guaranteed and subsidized, aims to facilitate the access to bankContinue reading

SIF Equity: 7 million euros of total investment estimated

Applications already submitted to SIF EQUITY represent more than 7 million euros of total investment estimated in impact initiatives, which contribute to the development of a more inclusive and sustainable economy. SIF EQUITY promotes support for projects that are Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives (SISEI), in co-investment with private investors and operates in areasContinue reading

“The global economy is like an aging athlete who needs doping to maintain performance,” In Expresso

Michael O’Sullivan, former CIO at Credit Suisse, Professor at Princeton and Oxford, author of “The Levelling” and one of the most anticipated interventions of the event left a series of predictions that point to a positive prognosis where Portugal has everything to stand out. Read more

“Looking into the Future” – Interviews to Expresso

“Looking into the Future for a More Digital and Sustainable Economy” – statements to Expresso by some of the protagonists of the PME Investimentos 30th celebration event, which took place at CCB on December 11th See the interviews here

“Looking into the future” – Full report

Full report of 30 years of “PME Investimentos – Looking into the Future, for a more digital and sustainable economy”. See or review the best moments of the event that brought together experts, partners, investors, portfolio companies and many friends at CCB. Thank you all for your presence and a special word to the excellentContinue reading

“30 years that changed the country”, in Expresso, 13.12.2019

See or review here some of the best moments of the “Looking into the future” event that marked the celebration of the 30th anniversary of PME Investimentos.

“Portugal looks to the future after a 30-year roller coaster”

In Expresso, 11/12/2019 The country in which PME Investimentos is celebrating its 30th anniversary is not the same seen by the government agency when it was created. It was a period that can be described as a perpetually moving roller coaster.  It started with the fall of the Berlin Wall and now lives under theContinue reading

Celebrating 30 years with an eye on the future

Celebrating 30 years with an eye on the future and more than € 22 billion launched into the economy via venture capital and partnerships with banks and mutual guarantee. Congratulations PME Investimentos!

PME Investimentos | Looking into the future

On December 11th, we gathered at CCB national and international specialists, companies of our portfolio, investors, partners, former managers, employees and many friends for a great moment of networking and celebration of PME Investimentos 30th anniversary. We discussed the challenges and opportunities of a constantly changing new world and topics such as growing successful companiesContinue reading

SIF | First applications already under review

Launched in April, SIF EQUITY is receiving its first applications that are already under review. SIF EQUITY Line aims at supporting Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives (SISEI), in co-investment with private investors. Funded by the European Social Fund and National Funds, SIF is one of the instruments implemented by the Portugal Social Innovation InitiativeContinue reading

Portugal Social Economy 2019

Doing good: Banks cannot ignore a US$ 23t market

Portugal is at the forefront of social impact investment

PME Investimentos appointed Managing Entity of the Social Innovation Fund

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