If you are planning on moving to Lisbon, Portugal, and successfully starting a business there, you will need to know the basics of starting a company in the country. This article has advice from entrepreneurs who have just made that move, giving their take on what works and what does not.
Luis Horta e Costa was born in Lisbon, Portugal; he is the CEO and founder of Amorim Cork North America. Mr. Horta e Costa has been living in the United States for almost a decade; he currently resides in New York City and has been investing in Lisbon and bringing Portuguese companies to America (Investment Banker Analyst). He counsels three HQ’d companies in Portugal: Amorim Group – a consumer goods company; Amorim Inc. – a financial group; and Amorim Partners LP – real estate and asset management. All three are headquartered in Lisbon (Read full interview).
Luis Horta e Costa is the founder of the National Council of Portuguese Capital Cities (CNCA) and author of The Lisbon Story: How Portugal Became a Global Business Powerhouse. He is also on the board of advisors for several companies, such as Estrela Capital Management.
Danièle Martínez, founder and president of Nupuff International Inc., has lived in Lisbon, Portugal, for the past decade. She currently resides in North Carolina, United States. She is CEO of Nupuff International Inc., a New York City-based financial services firm that offers business services to high-net-worth individuals. Originally from Haiti, Ms. Martínez has worked with her family’s business since she was a child and has flown to the United States on six occasions for business meetings and conferences (Read full interview).
Ms. Martínez graduated from Sciences Po before starting her own company, Enitrisa International Inc., an investment management research company located in New York City, just a few blocks from Wall Street (Read full interview).