Semapa NEXT
announces the first
10 companies
of the Techstars
Lisbon Accelerator

Meet our companies


Semapa Next is the Venture Capital arm of Semapa, a Portuguese industrial holding company.
Semapa Next benefits from decades-long experience in investing in and managing global companies and aims to allocate capital to VC funds and startups with significant growth potential.


To be the preferred partner of startups and VC funds and to back them on finding new winning formulas.
To support exceptional management teams in the development of innovative technologies, products and business models, that improve the quality of life, productivity or efficiency of a sizable audience.


Semapa Next will allocate capital to promising startups in early-stage to growth phases and to top-notch seed to early stage VC funds.

Semapa Next will invest predominantly outside of Semapa’s core sectors (Pulp&Paper and Cement), targeting ventures with significant growth potential and a global ambition.

Semapa Next will target investments where it sees a clear case for partnering with exceptional management teams and to leverage our experience, skills and network to its successful development.