Olaf Veerman

We asked Leo Xavier to point us in the direction of someone he thought was doing good. He immediately named Olaf Veerman – a Dutch entrepreneur who is in love with Lisbon (or in Lisbon, to be more precise). Olaf is helping NGOs solve hard technical problems in their operations, so that they can tackle […]

From all this experience there was one thing I learned for sure: you need to sell what you don’t have.

Gonçalo Fortes

For me people and culture are the source of all value.

Rui Alves


In case you haven’t noticed by now, calling this “digital publication” [because “blog” and “website” are kind of reductive in this day and age], about the Portuguese startup ecosystem, “Ship” wasn’t an innocent choice. We have invoked, more than once, the Portuguese sailing ancestry and The Age of Discoveries. Why? Because that was a time […]


Leo Xavier shared with us his interesting journey from its humble beginning at MegaBenfica to the rise of Quodis – and beyond. To continue our journey through the seas of the Portuguese tech startup scene, Leo pointed us in the direction of 4 outstanding people: Rui Alves – CEO – RUPEAL/InvoiceXpress/TalentFalco According to Rui’s LinkedIn profile, his mission is […]

Our purpose should be to build and stay. Not to sell and leave.

Leo Xavier

Leo Xavier

To tell the story of Leo Xavier is to tell the story of web development technologies. From HTML to HTML5, from FTP to Git Control Version, from bad GIFs to good GIFs, from WAP to responsive websites and native mobile apps, from proprietary development tools to Free Open Source ones, from Adobe Flash to javascript […]