Venture Capital Funds are investment vehicles which seek private equity investment in start-ups and small to medium sized companies.

By analyzing the list of venture capital and private equity funds approved by the portuguese regulator (CMVM) we can find niche, innovative and specialized funds with investment strategies in diversified areas, such as:

  • Agriculture;
  • Blue economy;
  • Distressed companies;
  • Hospitals & healthcare;
  • Industrial and commercial properties;
  • Life sciences;
  • M&A;
  • Tech startups;
  • Tourism;
  • R&D.

The fund’s activity is regulated and overseen by the European Central Bank, Bank of Portugal, the Portuguese Securities Markets Commission (CMVM), and audited by statutory auditors. Asset appraisers are also duly registered with the CMVM. All Fund resources are deposited with a top-tier European Bank.

The investments held by the fund are managed in accordance with the business plan and investment rules that the Portuguese Securities Markets Commission approved. Hence, investors know their resources will be invested based on a specific strategy and criteria.

Key advantages of investing in Venture Capital funds do access to Golden Visa in Portugal

Disclaimer: Prior to making any investment, potential investors should consult with their own legal, investment, accounting, regulatory, tax and other advisors in order to make an independent evaluation of those potential investment options and opportunities that best fit their own criteria and investment profile and capacity.

Advantages of the Golden Visa Portugal program

This regime allows nationals of non-EU and non-EEE countries to be entitled to:

  • Residence visa waiver for entering Portugal;
  • Living and working in Portugal, as long they stay in the country for a period of 7 or more days, in the first year, and 14 or more days, in the subsequent years;
  • Visa exemption for travelling within the Schengen Area;
  • Family reunification;
  • Applying for permanent residence;
  • Applying for Portuguese citizenship by naturalization.

Who can apply?

All citizens who are not nationals of an EU, nor EEA, Member States who carry out an investment activity, personally or through a company, incorporated in Portugal or incorporated in another EU State and a permanent establishment in Portugal.

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