THE PERFECT ECOSYSTEM TO DEVELOP YOUR STARTUP

MEET GROW

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

Startups will develop their solutions faster and boost its launch by gaining access to real life market feedback

GROW ECOSYSTEM

Grow is a common initiative to all José de Mello Group companies, specially focused on the Chemicals, Health and Mobility sectors

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Grow Chemicals provides startups access to Bondalti, the largest Portuguese operator in the chemical industry with proprietary technology and a strong commitment to sustainability

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Grow Health provides startups access to CUF, leader in the provision of private health care in Portugal with more than 70 years of experience

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Grow Mobility provides startups access to Brisa, an international reference in the management and operation of motorways with a strong focus on technological innovation in the mobility area

WHAT MOVES US

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

OUR PROMISSE TO STARTUPS

We provide the expertise that startups need to succeed and grow in the real world

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CONNECT

Get access to key people in our internal and external networks

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VALIDATE

Get feedback on the readiness of the solution for real world implementation

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PILOT

Run field-tests in real life situations

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BOOST

Accelerate 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

  • Bruno Tavares
    Bruno Tavares Grow Mobility
  • Daniel Amaral
    Daniel Amaral Grow Mobility
  • Eduardo Ramos
    Eduardo Ramos Grow Mobility
  • Francisca Gomes Leal
    Francisca Gomes Leal Grow
  • Francisco Gonçalves Pereira
    Francisco Gonçalves Pereira Grow
  • Guilherme Magalhães
    Guilherme Magalhães Grow Health
  • Inês Ribeiro
    Inês Ribeiro Grow Chemicals
  • João de Mello
    João de Mello Grow Chemicals
  • 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

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

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