Category Archives: Research

SEP-MONITOR-Nov-2015_Portugal-Rising_Mapping-ICT-Scaleups
Portugal Rising: Mapping ICT Scaleups – SEP Monitor, Nov 2015

Rising from the late-2000s financial crisis, Portugal is rapidly emerging on the European startup map. This is no secret: we were in Lisbon in June for our SEP Matching Event and we found a very vibrant entrepreneurial community, and it’s therefore no surprise that the Web Summit will be held there from 2016.

SEP-Monitor-From-Unicorns-to-Reality
From Unicorns to Reality – SEP Monitor, Jul 2015

The problem we have in Europe is, as indicated in the Startup Manifesto, that “Continental Europe currently does not create new business destined for growth as well as other parts of the world, Silicon Valley in particular”. High Tech giants do not live in Europe and, even when born here, they grow elsewhere.