INTERSECTION VENTURES is a startup studio. We create and invest in startups combining the wisdom of the crowd and machine learning.

What we do

We build and grow technology-enabled startups that have two things in common. (1) Are applying the wisdom of the crowds and machine learning. (2) Have a trajectory to monetise and break even in 18 months.

Our ideas are developed and nurtured in-house where we experiment to systematically de-risk the investments.

Portfolio

We launch a new start up every 6 months, while gradually releasing with traction for exit or further independent fundraising and growth.

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Start: September 2017

#2

Validation

stage

Start: March 2018

#3

Discovery

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Start: September 2018

#4

Discovery

stage

Start: March 2019

#5

Exploration

stage

Start: September 2019

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Exploration

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Start: March 2020

Venture invesment

We strategically invest up to £100k pre-seed and seed investments in startups that. (1) Have collective intelligence at the core of value creation. (2) Are lead by outstanding people. (3) We believe Intersection Ventures will provide value.

Who we are

INTERSECTION VENTURES is made up of a multidisciplinary team; we are builders at heart and passionate about how human and machine intelligence will improve our lives.

15

startups

We have cumulatively founded 15 startups

5

nationalities

Our team is made up of 5 different nationalities

2

offices

We have an office in Lisbon and London

10

countries

We have collectively lived in 10 different countries

Pedro da Cunha

Partner

Programmed a robotic arm to touch a ball hanging from the middle of a room using a camera, odometric sensors and a laser range finder.

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Pedro do Carmo Costa

Partner

Ran my first marathon at age 44. I've since completed 4. While raising 4 kids. Lived in 4 (+1) continents.

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João Malcata

CTO

Selected to crew a beautiful four-masted schooner named Creoula on a diplomatic journey from Lisbon to Cape Verde.

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Martin Quach

Chief Investment and Growth Officer

Climbed the Matterhorn (6th most lethal mountain in the world). Without a guide. First time wearing crampons and using ice axe.

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Jack Benton

Chief Science Officer

Taught myself to play piano, draw, paint, rock climb and much more. Flexibility to acquire new skills has become my signature acheivement.

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Xavier Jameson

Manager

Learnt 1,000 digits of pi at age 9 and some years later was invited to compete in the British Maths Olympiad team trials.

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Miguel Costa

Senior UX/UI Designer

Ran 2000km from 2014-2016, without any previous running experience.

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Teresa Lima de Andrade

Financial Controller

Skydived from 4200 meters (55 seconds free fall at 200 km/h and 8 minutes of enjoying Alentejo's sky and landscape).

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Stefanie Tabacow

Account Manager

Toured Brazil for 2 years with top international artists like Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

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Work with us

We’re always looking for the most talented people to join our fast-growing team.
If you are looking for a job opportunity:

get in touch

Offices

Intersection Ventures - Lisbon

Avenida 24 de Julho, 3, 1st floor DTO,
1200-480 Lisboa

Our Lisbon office is located in Cais do Sodre with a lovely view of the river. Cais do Sodre is described as "the understatedly cool and trendy district of Lisbon, which has spearheaded the recent transformation of the city from traditional, to progressive and liberal". It is perfectly connected with both metro, trains, buses, boats and bikes.

Intersection Ventures - London

6th floor - Landmark Victoria
105 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 6QT

Our London office is in Victoria and just a short walk from the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham palace. Only a minute walk from Victoria tube station, it's perfectly connected with most tube lines, trains and buses.

25th April bridge
Chiado
Cais Sodre
Ericeira
Lisbon tram

THE INTERSECTION

WE BELIEVE that the intersection of human and machine intelligence can solve existing and emerging problems. That's why we combine the power of the crowd and the power of algorithms.

OUR VISION is to empower the world with the power of collective intelligence.

OUR MISSION is to create, develop and grow 6 startups in 6 old fashioned market-proven industries, longing for a tech upgrade.

New companies are emerging at the intersection of machine and collective human intelligence; funding in this sector has multiplied nearly ninefold from $1.7B in 2013 to $15.2B in 2017.

HUMAN INTELLIGENCE
MACHINE INTELLIGENCE

Seeking investment?

We invest in startups in pre-seed and seed stages.
We will support you with (1) Collective Intelligence, (2) our network and (3) our team.

Apply for investment