Marcelo receives the CEOs of the four Portuguese unicorn companies


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The President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa wants to hear personalities with “more disruptive” visions and called Belém the four national companies that are worth more than one billion euros.

The news is released this Tuesday by the Jornal de Notícias, which writes that the President of the Republic is receiving the CEOs of the four Portuguese unicorn companies (worth more than one billion euros) and two others startups Of success.

The relaunch of the country’s economy is among the priorities of the head of state and the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) can serve as a motto for a paradigm shift.

The four “unicorns” – Farfetch, OutSystems, Talkdesk and Feedzai – they all came “out of nowhere”, driven by inexperienced entrepreneurs. After becoming CEO, they deplore Portugal’s uncompetitive business environment and praise that of the United States.

Last year, in an interview with TVI, José Neves, CEO of Farfetch, said it was necessary to improve the “digital skills”Of citizens, in order to reduce unemployment.

On the other hand, Paulo Rosado, CEO of OutSystems, defended that the dismissals should be facilitated so that companies “can lose weight and increase in a much more flexible way”.

Tiago Paiva, from Talkdesk, told Prime Time Zone that national companies are small and “very focused on the country”.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is also consulting with two other successful startups, Defined Crowd and Unbabel, with hearings ending at the end of this month.

Liliana Malainho Liliana Malainho, ZAP //