STAG Fund Management is now up and running

We are thrilled to announce that despite the tremendous challenges that the global pandemic has placed on business, systems and economies internationally, Stag Fund Management, a new venture and an independent company within the Dixcart Group is now up and running.

Supressed markets can create opportunities to acquire assets at discounted prices, which creates openings in the venture capital space. This is coupled with the idea that Portugal is still far behind in terms of venture capital fund investments as a percentage of GDP, and even though we have seen significant foreign investment into Portugal (particularly since the commencement of the Golden Visa Programme), we still feel there is sufficient demand to fuel growth in this sector.

Portugal remains interesting in the start-up space due to a combination of factors including taxation advantages, both at a fund level (and for individuals who base themselves here), as well as relatively cheap labour in relation to other European options.

One should also bear in mind that one of the potential routes for Portuguese citizenship is through a capital transfer of at least €350,000 to investment funds, that have been approved for Golden Visa purposes. This route is likely to prove more popular than property purchases over the next few years. This creates opportunities in the fund space in that there is increased demand for these vehicles, making the raising of capital easier, and cheaper, than obtaining outside financing.

Rules in relation to the Golden Visa are changing at the start of 2022 and now is definitely, the time to take action: Time to Act Now – Ahead of Portugal Golden Visa Changes – Early 2022.

Stag Fund Management is happy to announce that, at point of writing, they have four funds under management with a few others at the approval stage. If you or your clients are interested in the opportunities that Stag Fund Management can provide for investing in Portugal, please do reach out. You can also find out more about the activities of Stag Fund Management, Portuguese Venture Capital Funds and the funds under management by visiting their website or contacting