We talk marketplaces at Lisbon Investment Summit. Parabéns!

Samaipata & Cherry on stage

Main stage at Lisbon Investment Summit. Cool set up!

I’m on my way back home after 2 very inspiring days at Lisbon Investment Summit. It’s great to see how quickly the Portuguese ecosystem is evolving. The main components of a well functioning tech scene are starting to be gathered: i) increasing number of talented and ambitious entrepreneurs with a very international mentality, ii) business angels and accelerators with the correct mindset, trying to be helpful and respectful towards entrepreneurs (not just maximising their portion of the cake), iii) local early stage investors becoming more and more sophisticated, iv) public institutions really betting on start-ups and v) an increasingly interested international investor base.

All in all, a vibrant ecosystem in which I had the opportunity to speak alongside Ricardo (Principal at Cherry Ventures and a good Portuguese amigo), in a room full of entrepreneurs and fellow investors, about our favourite topic: marketplaces

The stage used to be a bakery. Yes, I know, it looks like a night club. ;)

For an hour, we discussed marketplaces, and enjoyed answering challenging questions from the audience in a very nice atmosphere.

As we promised to the audience, please find here the whole presentation we went through.

Click here for the whole presentation

If you’re an early stage marketplace founder, please feel free to contact us here . We’re looking forward to our next adventure.

PD: special thanks to Ricardo, Busy Angels (Santiago, Francisco and Tomás), Beta-i and Restaurante Ramiro ;) that made us feel at home in their city.