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Biotecnol:  Financing a Cure for Cancer in Portugal

Biotecnol: Financing a Cure for Cancer in Portugal

Biotecnol was the first pharmaceutical biotechnology start-up in Portugal. In 1996 this was still an emerging business in most of the world, with the initial success cases centered in the United States (Amgen, Chiron and Genentech). This case discusses the first steps of a new biotech start-up in Portugal, the evolution of its strategy, and the way financing and investment had to be readjusted to fit the company goals...

Chipidea: Successful Exit of a Venture Capital Investment

Chipidea: Successful Exit of a Venture Capital Investment

This case describes the situation faced by the CEO of Chipidea after having received an unsolicited offer to sell his company... 

Doing Culture at OutSystems: Managing with just a few

Doing Culture at OutSystems: Managing with just a few "big rules"

The growth of OutSystems, a knowledge-intensive IT company headquartered in Portugal with offices in the US, the Netherlands, and Singapore, has been accompanied by efforts to create a strong culture, one that preserves the traits that have supported its growth, such as innovation, adaptability, high performance, and accountability.