Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Sergio Gonçalves interview - Lisbon Business Angels Club
The Lisbon Business Angels' Club hosted another edition where startups where able to pitch and showcase their projects to investors. According to Sergio Miguel Gonçalves, the former project manager for the Lisbon Business Angels' Club, "about 30% of the event attendees were investors and the event outcome was, once again, extremely positive". Miguel Salvado: We're here at the 3rd anniversary...
James Cooper Web Summit 2016
LISBON (ViaNews) - James Cooper, Adweek Editorial Director, gave Via News an interview at Web Summit where he shared his thoughts about the Web Summit, Adweek, the media business, and entrepreneurship. "Advertising and technology marketing is full with incredibly vibrant and interesting topics for companies and also individuals." James Cooper Miguel Salvado: How are you finding the Web Summit so far? James Cooper:...
Miguel Carvalho - President of the Federation for Business Angels Network.
Miguel Henriques is the president of the Portuguese Federation for Business Angels' Network (FNABA). FNABA has 17 affiliate clubs, including the Lisbon's Business Angels Club which is now celebrating its third anniversary. We met with Miguel Henriques for an interview where he talked about entrepreneurship, the kind of investment business angels look for, and the participation of women in...
David Steinberg interview
We met with David A. Steinberg, the founder and CEO at Zeta Global, to understand what he thinks about Web Summit, entrepreneurship, and Trump becoming the US president. Miguel Salvado: Hi David, welcome. David Steinberg: Thank you for having me. What a great country you have. It’s so great to be here. "Trump now has to be considered one of the greatest...
Luis Caixado ViaNews interview
LISBON (ViaNews) - Right at the heart of the Web Summit we met with the co-founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. JustEnjoy is about delivering memorable moments for families during their holidays. They have a ready to use package with a specially selected group of toys and props to help the children engage with the city on their terms. It's delivered...
Exploded Samsung note7.
Samsung has halted all Note7 production after new reports of replacement phones getting overheated and having battery problems. All major carriers in the US are now allowing customers to return their phones. After the Samsung's Note7 problems, the company is now turning into the new galaxy S8 with more cutting edge features. It all started in early September with reports of...
Interview with Pedro Oliveira founder of Landing Jobs
Landing.jobs is a tech jobs marketplace with a more human approach to recruitment and aiming to increase efficiency between job openings and talent. Video interview with Pedro Oliveira, Founder of Landing.jobs. We met the founders, Pedro Oliveira and José Paiva,...
London Eye - How the OECD sees the UK leaving the EU.
April 27 - the OECD published a report analyzing the economic consequences of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union. According to the OECD Policy Paper, the outcome of the referendum to be held on 23 June "would be a major negative shock to the UK economy, with economic fallout in the rest of the OECD, particularly other European countries."...
Rui Aaraújo - International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has denied consecutive requests made by several national authorities to reveal information contained in the "Panama Papers." One last example was the formal request of the Portuguese tax authority sent to the international consortium of investigative journalists. They asked information about the names of all the Portuguese citizens mentioned in the Panama Papers. As with...
Novo Banco sale postponed.
Negotiations have failed between Novo Banco and its buyers Apollo, Anbang, and Fosun. Rumors seem to indicate Banco de Portugal to re-enter negotiations with Apollo before the final decision to postpone the sale to 2016. The last standing bid offer from the Chinese Fosun company was 1.5 billion Euros ($1.7 billion) that was about half the required original offer amount...
Novo Banco - Image Credit João Ramos
Yesterday, Haitong bought Novo Banco investment bank for last December's agreed value of 379 million Euros ($425 million). Last December's talk between Novo Banco and the Chinese brokerage Haitong Securities Ltd company closed with a possible future sale of the BES Investment Bank for 379 million Euros ($425 million). The sale has since then been approved by the Bank of...
Netflix home page message today
Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997 and built the company to today's 65 million subscribers. They are now one of the most successful on-demand Internet streaming media services in the world. Reed Hastings, in an Interview to the Portuguese daily "Expresso", said the new support center for the South European region to be based in Lisbon. Sunny...

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