The Venture Builder is the only Portuguese Venture Builder to specialize in Softlanding. A pioneer in Europe in promoting Softlanding, our mission is to support entrepreneurs, startups, and investors to enter the European Markets.

Through our own innovative methodologies, we have developed Softlanding programs that promote the use of Portugal as a Gateway to more than 500 million high-income consumers.

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Low-cost Softlanding

The best way to enter the European Market is using Portugal as a gateway. However, to do it you need to start planning how you should do it since the European Market can be very different for Non-European Startups, Companies, or Investors. The Venture Builder will help you build a plan through our services of Softlanding.

We are aware of the latest legislation, financial incentives, global events, and startup and investors meetings in Portugal and Europe for startups from various industries. We provide support to structure access to finance and build the appropriate processes according to the specific capital, skills, and processes needed of startups and companies, helping them scale sustainably.

Learn More about how we can help you with: Portugal NIF, Bank Account and Company Opening.

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Low-cost Softlanding

Portugal NIF

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Portugal NIF

NIF is an abbreviation of “Fiscal Identification Number” also known as contribution or personal tax number destined to treat all the information involving finance and fiscal matters. NIF is a unique number that each individual or legal entity has.

This number is needed to open a bank account and a company. Is also needed to buy a property, get a loan, get a job, represent your tax, social activities and resident status.

To obtain your NIF you will need a Tax Representative which will help you with the procedure and documents needed. The Venture Builder helps you with this service inserted in our Softlanding Programs.

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Bank Account

Opening an account can be easy with The Venture Builder. We help you open your bank account in Portugal with our partners..The account can be for an individual or company.
Depending on the bank of choice it doesn’t take more than 4 weeks to open an account. In order to open an account you will always need a NIF.

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Company Opening

We provide services to guide you setting your company in Portugal and making it an easy process. To open a company you will need to: register your company, check the feasibility of the company name and trademark, prepare articles of incorporation, open a bank account, declare the beginning of activity with the portuguese tax authority and proceed with the registration with the portuguese social security.
The Venture Builder can make this process easy for you. 

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Softlanding Packs

The Venture Builder provides Softlanding Packs to help startups use Portugal as a gateway to the European Market to more than 500 million high-income consumers.

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Check out our free webinars about opportunities to access the European markets and take advantage of the high-income 500 millions consumers available.

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The Venture Builder hosts workshops to prepare startups and companies enter the European Market by praticing their skills.

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The best way to enjoy The Venture Builder’s installations to the fullest ! Get full access to our space’s. Meeting rooms, lounge, video recording studio, internet, lounge with outdoor terrace and more.

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The Venture Builder provides a customized accounting service for each company that needs this type of service. We prepare a proposal that meets your needs.

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Portugal offers some flexibility for entrepreneurs and investors to enter the country. At The Venture Builder we help startups understand which visa best suits their needs. 

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Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

“I did two conferences with The Venture Builder and I really liked it because the way of working is pragmatic and all information is clarified with objectivity. They have done all the due diligence paperwork and submit the application for different Portugal 2020 calls. Happy to know that we were approved for one of the calls. I recommend to any startup that wants to do business from Portugal to consult The Venture Builder.”

João Marcelo

CEO NovarumSky ,Brazil

“I have been working with The Venture Builder for little time, and regardless of the pandemic, the project has been moving forward. Carlos is always suggesting new opportunities for collaborations and available resources. I should also note their attention in progress and will to help and guide you on this adventure. The Venture Builder is a great option for your business looking to expand to new grounds, or your startup project, if you want to come to Europe by using Portugal as a gateway. ”

Bruno Magni


“Have attended Web Summit Startup Circuit organized by The Venture Builder. I had the chance to get to know the portuguese Startups ecosystem and meet amazing people during the 7 days of the event as well as the great content that was available for all. Now I know what it takes to create my own company in Portugal. I recommend it to everyone and hope to attend it again future events.”

Christian Forestieri

CEO ParqueSoft, Colombia

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Frequently asked Questions

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How can I learn more about your programs before making a decision?

We organize Webinars where you can learn more about The Venture Builder and our program’s. You might also want to check out our Workshops where we help you learn more about the European Market and how to adapt to it. You can also find more information in our Ebook and Blog. 
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What’s a Startup Voucher?

Startups will be awarded 30,000 euros in innovation vouchers. These Vouchers will be used to support incorporated startups that have or want to develop digital business models and with a strong emphasis on the circular economy, thus encouraging the transition to a greener economy. They can also be used to purchase incubation, acceleration or consulting services. 

How do you do it?

Through our own innovative methodologies, we have developed Softlanding programs that promote the use of Portugal as a Gateway to more than 500 million high-income consumers.

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How difficult is it to get a visa to Portugal?

Portugal has made it more flexible to obtain visas for various purposes: study, work, research, professional internships, or entrepreneurs. This also includes visas for “digital nomads”. There are a variety of types of visas for entrepreneurs available. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the requirements imposed. 

Where are you located?

The place is very well positioned within less than a 30 minut drive from Lisbon. It’s considered the “logistics center” for the Lisbon area (more than 3 million consumers live here). Besides you are going to have full access to European Funds whereas if you were based in Lisbon, it will not be the case.
It’s more than 10,000 square meters with Coworking, an Auditorium and several incubation rooms.

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