Money Matters - What is the ideal fundraising strategy for you?

Feb 23, 2023, 6:00 – 10:00 PM


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join the Money Matters - What is the ideal fundraising strategy for you? Event on February 23rd at Fintech House Lisboa. This event is perfect for first-time founders, entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts, who are curious to better understand the different fundraising techniques, from VC funding to Venture debt and accessing public money.

In-person event
Panel Discussion

About this event

This exciting event is designed to help you better understand that venture capital is not the only fundraising technique that you can pursue.

While many founders prefer to bootstrap, at the benefit of keeping ownership in-house and at the cost of decreasing the process of scaling, others have no options but to raise money from outside. In recent decades, governments around the world have been increasingly interested in boosting innovation by injecting money into the system. Thus, giving a growing opportunity for founders to apply for grants.

During the evening, you'll have the chance to learn from successful entrepreneurs and experts in the fundraising field as they share their insights on the different fundraising techniques, their benefits, and their risks. You'll also get the chance to network with other attendees, fostering valuable connections and collaborations.

Event Schedule

6 PM - 6:30 PM - 👋 🍻 Doors open & Welcome Drin

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Panel Discussion - What is the ideal fundraising strategy for you?

7:30 PM - 10 PM: 🤝 🥂Networking and Happy Hour

About our speakers

David Cruz e Silva - Moderator

David Cruz e Silva is one of the founders of The European VC - the go-to podcast and connector of the European venture industry.

The EUVC is introducing operator LP syndicates to the European market, built to back the best-emerging VCs with the cash and superpowers of Europe’s amazing venture ecosystem. David started as a startup operator leading BizDev teams & launching operations across Europe where he fell in love with fundraising, and to today, I've helped early-stage startups raise over 11 million euros.

Carolina Amorim - Speaker

Carolina is the CEO and Co-Founder of Emotai, a startup focused on improving human performance by developing a Bio-signal tracking and training platform that increases focus and critical thinking skills for gamers.

Carolina is fascinated with MRI, imagiology, and imaging processing to detect and identify diseases. She started EMOTAI, with an amazing team of biomedical engineers and doctors, to improve human performance

Sérgio Massano- Speaker

Sergio is Partner at Antler, an early-stage venture capital firm seeking to invest in the technology sector backing the world’s most driven founders, from day zero to greatness. After being head of expansion, with hands-on experience in 6 different continents, he is now a Partner and responsible for the Iberian & LaTam regions.

Bruno Miguel Pires - Speaker

Bruno is co-founder and managing partner at Here Partners, an active agent in the development of businesses with the potential to create impact and bring innovation to the world. With more than a decade of experience in business and strategic consulting, Bruno is specialized in defining the best fundraising strategies for more mature startups and SMEs, it aggregates knowledge related to EU funding programs, with venture capital consultancy, project coordination, business modeling, market research and project financial analysis

Daniel Nascimento - Speaker

Daniel is Principal at Semapa Next, a venture capital firm that invests in teams of exceptional founders from Series A to late-stage funding. Formerly Daniel was the Principal of EDP Ventures, the Corporate Venture arm of EDP Group that invests in start-ups and scale-ups solving the toughest challenges in the energy transition. Daniel has therefore many years of experience in sourcing, investing, and supporting companies across Europe. 

Check out what happened



Thursday, February 23, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM UTC


  • João Nunes Rosado

    Startup Lisboa

    Chapter Director

  • Fernando Jardim

    351 & Tripr


  • Nuno Moreno

    Startup Portugal

    Community Builder & Ecosystem Booster

  • Gonçalo Costa


    Software Developer

  • Afonso Gonçalves

    Founder @

  • Aleks Leks


    Project Manager

  • Maddalena Lauzi

    Senior Investment Analysis @ Dealflow

  • Anna Esipova


    Channel Account Manager

  • Rafaela Sheen

    Transformation @ Fidelidade

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