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Start Ventures is a global VC investor with a laser focus on Financial Services. We’re committed to helping visionary founders and operators bring their innovative ideas to life. We’re passionate about the transformational power of technology in the financial sector. We believe that by providing the necessary resources and guidance, we can help entrepreneurs drive economic prosperity and create positive change in the world.

Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, Start Ventures is here to help you turn your vision into reality. Join us on our mission to transform the financial sector.

[ Seed stage ]     [ Fintech & Insurtech ]     [ B2B ]     [ Global ]

Step by step, goal by goal, side by side

You might be
the next big thing

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Your team might be the next big thing

Passion and boldness are essential traits to any successful entrepreneur. We are here to support your vision and help you scale your business, but the ambition must come from within. We seek out and back visionary founders who think big and are driven to turn their ideas into reality. By leveraging our network, resources, and expertise, we help bring your vision to life and unlock your company’s true potential. You might be the next big thing.

Your technology might be the next big thing

Transformation is crucial. We support ideas that are born to solve a problem, with an innovative solution based on technology’s greatest potential. We believe startups are at the forefront of innovation, and we are proud to be a part of that movement.

Our investment thesis is dictated by what we believe in, and we put a lot of effort in where we can add value from there:

Sector expertise
and network

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Our sector focus, deep domain knowledge, extensive network, and hands-on approach are all designed to fuel the growth of our portfolio companies and help them achieve outsized returns.

With a strong presence in the financial sector’s ecosystem, we’re uniquely positioned to help pilot your projects and accelerate your first sales. Our LP network and beyond provides a vast array of potential partners and customers, giving your company the exposure it needs to succeed.


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We believe in working closely with our portfolio companies every step of the way, from ideation to exit. Our team is dedicated to providing guidance, support, and resources to help you navigate the challenges of growing a successful business.

We’ll work closely with you to develop a clear roadmap for success and provide ongoing support every step of the way. Support a soft landing in the EU or US, with turn-key R&D and operational solutions

Principled early-stage investment strategy

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We invest in companies that are on the verge of finding product-market fit. Early-stage companies are poised for significant growth and success, and we’re committed to helping them get there.

Sales cycles can be long in the financial industry, but we see this as an opportunity to create a sustainable competitive advantage for winners. By carefully analyzing your economics and providing critical support, we’ll help navigate these challenges and position your company for success.

Global Operators

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We believe in the power of global companies and our team has proven track record of helping early-stage companies achieve global success.

One of our key advantages is our privileged access to cost-effective talent. We understand how crucial it is to have a skilled team in place, and we’re committed to helping our portfolio companies access the resources they need to build world-class products and services.

Join forces with Start Ventures and unlock the full potential of your company


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Start Ventures

24 de Julho, 74-76,
1200-869 Lisbon

+351 213 305 300