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Terms of Service

Last update:
August 17, 2021

Welcome to our Website.

In these Terms and Conditions you will find the rules which govern the access and use of the website as well as of any of its subdomains (the “Website”).

This Website is property of FCRF Shilling Founders Fund, a Fund established under the laws of Portugal with registered office in Avenida Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco, Torre 1, 16, in Lisbon, Portugal, and registered with no. 720016339. Throughout this document, users of the Website will be referred to as “User” or "you", and SHILLING will be referred to as "we" or "us".

If you wish to contact us, please write us through the e-mail address

Object and Scope of the Terms and Conditions

We provide you a platform where you can easily access the practical experience, insights, connections, mentorship and all the advice you need for your business ideas.  

Through our website you can access our Network of Founders, advisors, investors, experts and leaders, as well as our Resources (compiled basis of knowledge and learnings of all our portfolio and network, which we have packaged for you in a sharable format), and our Fund-raising strategies, besides many other opportunities.

Please remember that, although we are always pleased to share our thoughts and provide you with the feedback we wish we had when we were starting out, the information disclosed in our Website, provided in our office hours or following your pitches, cannot be regarded as a contractual offer, or advisory, legal or consulting services.

The information we give you in our Website, office hours or following your pitches is an opinion and does not exempt you from further or additional support.

These Terms and Conditions do not affect or apply to any contractual terms or contracts entered between you and SHILLING, they only establish the use of our website content, office hours and your pitches and should be read and interpreted with our Privacy Policy.


By accessing, visiting, or using the Website, you declare to be fully and clearly aware of the rules and warnings included in these Terms and Conditions, and accept to be governed by them. If you do not agree with the Terms and Conditions, you should not access or use the Website or any of its contents.

How to use our Website

In our Website we provide you a platform where you can Pitch your project and Book Office Hours and see our Manifesto, our Network, Resources and Portfolio, have access to some Insights and Sign Up to our newsletter.

By pitching your project, you will give us the information necessary for us to evaluate your idea and put you in contact with potential investors, sharing with them your idea and projects. To submit your pitch, you have to click in “Pitch to us” and “Pitch my project” and follow the steps as required. 

If you have any doubts or want further information about our services, you can schedule a call with our team. To book this call you have to click in “Book Office Hours”, choose a date and time, and follow the steps as required. If you have any doubts about how to use our Platform, please contact us to

We will assume that any information you decide to share with us (regardless of the support or medium), during any of our interaction, is not confidential and can be shared with Third Parties for the purpose provided in this Terms and Conditions and in our Privacy Policy.

Please make sure you read our Privacy Policy or provided privacy notices before any interaction you have with Us.


SHILLING does not assume any responsibility for any losses, whatever their nature, that may result, directly or indirectly, from the non-authorized or uninformed use of the Website, which will be of your sole responsibility.

We will not whatsoever assume any responsibility for any special, incidental, indirect, consequential or any other damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, loss of data or other information, for business interruption, for personal injury) arising out of, or in any way related to, the use of, or inability to use, the Website, as well as, resulting from any content we provide, or information, suggestions or feedback shared in our office hours or related to your pitches.

Remember that the information we share does not constitute any binding contractual proposition and that such information shall not be used as contractual or pre-contractual information to support any investment decision. SHILLING is not responsible for any investment decisions you make following any feedback provided by us, for example but not exclusively, through our website content, provided in our office hours or related to your pitches. 

Your Obligations

By using our Website you expressly assume the following obligations:

  • To use this Website only for the purposes it was developed for;
  • To use this Website only in compliance with these Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy as well as applicable law and regulations;
  • Not to share any information you consider should not be made available to Third Parties for the purpose provided under these Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy.

You shall defend, indemnify, and hold SHILLING harmless from any damages actually incurred or finally adjudicated as to any third-party claim, action or allegation that the information you have provided Us infringes a copyright or misappropriates any trade secrets or was improperly provided to Us in violation of any individual’s rights or applicable laws (or regulations promulgated thereunder).

Operability of our Website

We use the best standards in the industry to keep our Website fully accessible to you, avoiding at all cost any errors and interruptions.

However, as a User of our Website, and by accepting these Terms and Conditions, you are declaring, acknowledging, and accepting that our Website may be temporarily unavailable for any reasons.

We will use our best efforts to notify you of any unavailability of our Website, but we will never be liable for any damages arising from the inaccessibility or impossibility of using our Website.

SHILLING has the right to freely decide to limit, interrupt, cease, suspend, block, prevent or cancel the access or use of any User to the Website, with or without justification or notice, namely:

  • as a result of any technical, strategic, legal or commercial restrictions or limitations;
  • to be able to guarantee the security of information channels, communication, structures or equipment;
  • if we notice that you may be using the Website in a fraudulent or abusive manner, including through the use of robots, spider, crawler, scraper, or other automated means to extract information from others users or from the Website itself;
  • whenever you violate these Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy or other laws and regulations.

Intellectual Property Rights

All contents of our Website, as well as its structure and layout, selection, organization, and presentation of its contents, including its functionalities and the software we use, registered trademarks, logos and symbols that appear therein, are protected by Intellectual rights and are owned or licensed to SHILLING.

It is expressly prohibited to transfer, broadcast, publish, make available to the public in any form or by any means, modify, transform, copy, use, sell, or share, in any form, the texts, images, or other information contained in our Website without our prior written consent. 

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The present Terms of Service are subject to the laws of Portugal.

The User accepts that any litigation arising from the access and use of the Website, if not properly resolved informally with us, will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the District Courts of Lisbon.


If you have any complaint regarding our Website, please contact us using the e-mail address provided below.

Modifications to the Terms and Conditions

The Terms of Service may be modified by us at any moment, without warning and with immediate effect. If you continue to access or use the Website you will accept those modifications.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us by e-mail to

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