Wednesday, January 22, 2020
David Nicol Williams, chairman and CEO at NomadX (Photo credit: Via News)
NomadX, a platform where digital nomads can find quality affordable housing, wants to revive the role of "hosts" as it believes in the importance of local community engagement, the company's co-founder says.   "We want to bring the host back into the equation. The host is an important part of our platform," David Nicol...
Workshop at Coachmi
There are moments when the road of life forks into countless futures and we stand there, at the crossroads, wondering which path to take. At such decisive moments, some of us decide to stumble around in the dark while others reach out for help. Coachmi, a Portuguese startup based in Lisbon, wants to make...
Web Summit's promotional item in Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal. Photo credit: Rick Morais.
Lisbon has the potential to become a "top-tier" business market but comparing it to Silicon Valley only "discredits" it, says Amir Bozorgzadeh, the CEO and co-founder of Virtuleap. Virtuleap is a health and education VR startup based in Lisbon, which aims to elevate the cognitive assessment and training industry with the help of emerging...
From left to right: Nicolas Klein (networking) and Lucas Roitman (Designer & Visionary) at Adia Robotics. Photo by: Via News Agency.
LISBON (ViaNews) - Right at the heart of the Web Summit, we met with Lucas Roitman and Nicolas Klein, Designer & Visionary and Networking leaders respectively, for Adia Robotics. Adia Robotics is a UK-based startup on its way to disrupt the drone industry. They are on a mission to make drones "smarter", using artificial intelligence, fly-over-the-Internet capabilities, autonomous flight abilities,...
es, obviously. There’s a lot of people that actually stopped by today. When meeting them, I always begin by understanding what’s the idea and what they are building
LISBON (ViaNews) – Startup Lisboa launched an early-stage business incubator for local commerce, tourism, and tech companies in February 2012. It was part of an ecosystem of hubs and incubators of Portugal’s new governmental focus on funding tech as job creation and economic growth motors. An agile sustainable global circular economy approach Headquartered downtown in ancient silver jewelers street “Rua da Prata”,...
From left to right: Rafael Campillo and Ramón from the Mobbeel team. Photo by: ViaNews.
LISBON (VIANews) - Right at the heart of the Web Summit, we met with Mobbeel, a company who develops cutting-edge multibiometric authentication, digital onboarding, and biometric signature solutions for digital environments. "The Cybersecurity industry is becoming crucial, taking into account that new sectors are emerging every day increasingly demanding technological solutions" Mobbeel's CEO & Co-Founder, José Luis Huertas Mobbeel's CEO & Co-Founder,...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.
At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working together with the US-based company, Canopy, to help companies and entrepreneurs thrive. Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, interview. Miguel Salvado: Hello, Luis Caixado. How are you? Luis Caixado:...
Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine.
KYIV, Ukraine (ViaNews) - For the last decade, the IT industry in Ukraine reached its heyday. Currently, 100 000 IT specialists are employed in Ukraine, and 13 national IT companies were included in the list of TOP-100 best outsourcing companies worldwide. Meanwhile, export of IT services amounted to 3% of country’s GDP. Today's Kyiv is considered the new IT...
Invest HK Deputy Head of Fintech, Thorsten Terweiden, at Money Conf in Madrid.
Right at the heart of the Money Conf in Madrid we met with Mr. Thorsten Terweiden, the Deputy Head of Fintech for InvestHK. InvestHK is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government department responsible for foreign direct investment. They have set up a dedicated Fintech team in Hong Kong with correspondents in London (Mr. Thorsten Terweiden) and San Francisco. Thorsten Terweiden...
Isabel Neves Interview - Lisbon Business Angels Club President
Isabel Neves is the president of the Lisbon Business Angels Club (LBAC) and one of the investors in Shark Tank Portugal. We met with her for an interview during the third anniversary of the LBAC, in which another round of startup pitches took place. It was a full house event where angel investors and startups got the chance to...
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...
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...

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