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Revolut Expands into Portugal with New Customer Operations Center in Porto

Digital bank Revolut is expanding into Portugal with a new customer operations center in Porto. The company reports that it will hire up to 400 new employees at the new location. Ricardo Macieira, an ex-Airbnb executive, and Rebeca Venancio, formerly at Microsoft, have been appointed… Read More

EstateGuru, a Marketplace for Short-Term, Property Backed Loans, Launches in Portugal

EstateGuru, an online marketplace for secured, short term loans, has launched in Portugal, according to a note from the company. EstateGuru is now providing crowdfunding services in six different countries including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, and Spain. EstateGuru said by opening in the Portuguese market… Read More

European Telco & Electronics Retailer Partners with UTrust to Accept Cryptocurrencies as Payments

Phone House, a European electronics retailers and telecommunications providers, has formed a partnership with UTtrust, a cryptocurrency payment solution. UTrust, based in Switzerland, went live earlier this year when football club Benifica enlisted its services to accept cryptocurrency payments. Beginning next month, Phone House customers… Read More

Digital Finance Platform Uphold Announces Double Presence in Portugal By Acquiring Digital Agency Scytale

Uphold, a U.S.-based digital finance platform, announced on Thursday it has doubled its presence in the country of Portugal by acquiring Scytale, a digital agency based in Braga, Portugal. As previously reported, Uphold is on a  mission to create trusted access to digital money and… Read More

Overfunding: Agroop Surpasses €500,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Portugal-based agriculture tech company, Agroop, has successfully secured its initial €500,000 funding target through its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The funding round was launched in March, less than two years after Agroop obtained €514,000 on the funding platform.  As previously reported, Agroop was… Read More

Corkbrick Europe Returns to Seedrs: Now Seeking €250,000 in Funding

Just a little over a year after securing nearly €200,000 through its first Seedrs funding round, Corkbrick Europe has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise €250,000. As previously reported, Corkbrick was founded in 2012 by father-daughter duo Miguel Reynolds Brandão and Catarina Reynolds… Read More

AgTech Startup Agroop Returns to Seedrs; Now Seeking €500,000 in Funding

Portugal-based agriculture tech company, Agroop, is now seeking €500,000 through its new equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. As previously reported, Agroop was founded in 2014 with a mission to democratize the access to technology in the farming sector by building a big data analytics platform… Read More

New VC Fund from Indico Capital Partners to Target Fintech and More

Indico Capital Partners has launched a new venture capital fund. According to a release from the group, the Lisbon based fund has raised €41 million from global LPs calling it the first major Lisbon based fund. The fund aims to identify and invest in the “most… Read More

Portuguese Custom-Made Shoe Brand Undandy Completes Crowdcube Round With Nearly £1.1 Million Secured

Undandy, a Portugal-based custom-made shoe company, has closed its equity crowdfunding round on Crowdcube. The campaign was launched last month and raised nearly £1.1 million from more than 275 investors. As previously reported, Undandy, which was founded in 2015, offers fully customizable, handcrafted shoes through its 3D online design… Read More

Banco BNI Europa & EDEBEX Celebrate First Anniversary of the Duo’s Partnership to Support Portuguese SMEs; Announces New Partner Moloni

Banco BNI Europa and Edebex announced on Tuesday they celebrated the first anniversary of their partnership that makes available an online platform for the purchase and sale of invoices to Portuguese companies with working capital needs, offering an innovative alternative to financial credit and traditional… Read More

Overfunding: Portuguese Custom-Made Shoe Brand Undandy Surpasses £1 Million Funding Target on Crowdcube

Undandy, a Portugal-based custom-made shoe company, has successfully secured its initial 1 million funding target through equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The funding round was launched earlier this month and has attracted nearly 150 investors. As previously reported, Undandy, which was founded in 2015, offers fully customizable, handcrafted shoes… Read More

Peer to Peer Lender Raize Gains 1400 Shareholders as it Trades on Euronext Access in IPO, Shares Rise in Early Trading

Raize, a peer to peer lender, became the first initial public offering out of Portugal this week since 2014. The small cap online lender IPOed at €2.00 yesterday (July 18th) having gained 1400 new shareholders. Trading on the Euronext Access exchange under ticker MLRZE shares increased the… Read More

The First IPO in Portugal Since 2014 is Peer to Peer Lender Raize

Portuguese peer-to-peer lender Raize has announced an initial public offering (IPO) where it will float 15% of the company’s shares. An additional 10% of shares will be made available for a period of 6 months once trading starts on the 18th of July – trading… Read More

Raisin and Banco BNI Europa Deepen Collaboration

Fintechs Banco BNI Europa and Raisin have furthered the collaboration between the two firms. Banco BNI Europe says it has entered into a cooperation to allow Portuguese savers to gain access to the best savings rates available from across Europe. BNI Europa Executive Chairman Pedro… Read More

Digital Bank Banco BNI Europa Expands Loan Ecosystem by Partnering with Alterest

Banco BNI Europa, a European digital only bank, has partnered with Alterest to boost their lending vertical. Alterest is a loan data and intelligence platform that should help Banco BNI streamline their analytics, risk management and originating partnerships. Banco BNI says the partnership comprises of data-feeds… Read More

Banco BNI Partners with Lendrock on Auto Finance

Banco BNI Europa, a digital challenger bank based in Portugal, has partnered with Lendrock in Spain to provide financing to consumers looking to buy a car. Banco BNI said it will invest up to €15 million on this online financing platform that specializes in near… Read More

Portuguese Healthy Juice Brand INIU Now Seeking £500,000 on Seedrs

INIU, a Portugal-based natural juice brand, is now seeking £500,000 through equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs. Founded in 2016, INIU states it was “born” to reinforce a healthy lifestyle by giving each person the “power” to pick an alternative to the unhealthy beverages on the shelves…. Read More

BNI Europa Teams Up With Code For All to Launch IT Developer “Bootcamps” For Portugal Residents

Banco BNI Europa, through Puzzle, its online credit brand, announced this week it has created a partnership with Code for All to provide financial aid to anyone who wants to learn to become an IT developer in Portugal. The partnership aims to convert unemployed people… Read More

Banco BNI Europe is Now Investing in Fellow Finance Listed P2P Loans

Challenger bank Banco BNI Europa is now investing in loans via the Fellow Finance platform. According to information provided by Fellow Finance, Banco BNI is the first European bank to invest in loans on its platform. Banco BNI Europa will now be present on the… Read More

VC Portugal Ventures Partners with Seedrs to Boost Funding for Startups

Seedrs and Portugal Ventures, a Portuguese VC firm,  have jointly announced a new partnership that will provide a boost to the growing startup ecosystem in Portugal. The VC firm will start investing alongside the crowd with a stated cap of €1.25 million. This co-investing structure… Read More

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