About Grow

Grow connects startups with José de Mello Group companies in win-win partnerships

Through access to our infrastructure and people, startups have the opportunity to test their solutions in the real market and accelerate their businesses

At the same time, we get first-hand access to new ideas and challenges to our business models

LET’S TALK NUMBERS

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Larger European producer of aniline merchant market

2nd  largest Iberian producer of chlorine

€336M  in revenue

grow_health

Private hospitals and clinics network across Portugal and 2 PPP hospitals

Performing over 2.4M appointments and close to 100 thousand surgeries per year

€638M in revenue

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Strong positioning in the mobility area

1628 km  total concessions and +3.5M on-board units

€697M in revenue

MAKE THE MOVE INTO BIG INDUSTRY

We provide the expertise that your startup needs to succeed and grow in the real world

connect

Connect

get access to key people in our internal and external networks

valide

Validate

get feedback on the readiness of your solution for real world implementation

test

Pilot

run field-tests in real life situations

boost

Boost

accelerate your growth with the benefit of additional credibility, relationships and mentoring

OUR INVESTMENT POLICY

We consider investment as a means to further support the development of startups that participate in Grow

We have a flexible approach to investment, both on timing (Pre-Seed to Series A) and on co-investments with funds or individual investors

MEET OUR TEAM

  • Ana Casaca
    Ana Casaca Grow
  • Bruno Tavares
    Bruno Tavares Grow Mobility
  • Carolina Sócrates Martins
    Carolina Sócrates Martins Grow Health
  • Daniela Gonçalves
    Daniela Gonçalves Grow Health
  • Eduardo Ramos
    Eduardo Ramos Grow Mobility
  • Francisca Gomes Leal
    Francisca Gomes Leal Grow
  • Francisco Gonçalves Pereira
    Francisco Gonçalves Pereira Grow
  • Inês Ribeiro
    Inês Ribeiro Grow Chemicals
  • José Maria Atalaya
    José Maria Atalaya Grow Mobility
  • Luís Brito de Goes
    Luís Brito de Goes Grow
  • Micaela Pires Cabral
    Micaela Pires Cabral Grow Chemicals
  • Nuno Cadima
    Nuno Cadima Grow Health
  • Rita Ralha
    Rita Ralha Grow Health

WHAT MOVES US

  • Challenge our companies’ business models
  • Implement innovative solutions to our clients
  • Promote a dynamic innovation culture to our employees
  • Contribute to the economic development
  • Build sustainable businesses

MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD

A group of external experts with broad knowledge on the startups’ ecosystem, that actively contributes to Grow

  • Alexandre Barbosa
    Alexandre Barbosa
  • António Murta
    António Murta
  • Hugo Gonçalves Pereira
    Hugo Gonçalves Pereira
  • Pedro do Carmo Costa
    Pedro do Carmo Costa

LET'S WORK TOGETHER