Paulo Andrez is an angel investor with an active portfolio of 15 companies. One of his investments reached 25 million euros in revenues within the first year of operations, for which he received an award “Best European Angel Investment” in 2012.
Paulo is a Board Member of Entrepreneurship Agency DNA Cascais, which supported more than 270 startups in the last decade, and a Board Member of FNABA, the Portuguese Business Angel Federation. Paulo was appointed President Emeritus EBAN, European Business Angel Network, after serving as President until 2014.
Since 2012, Paulo has been working with a number of European governments in the field of Early Stage Investment policies and Business Angels Co-Investment Funds design. He is also a member of the European Commission Advisory Group “Innovation in SMEs” and chairs the European Commission Expert Group for support of Slovak and Romanian governments in designing and implementing innovative entrepreneurship policies.
He has a background as serial entrepreneur and is frequently invited as speaker, guest lecturer and expert in innovation, entrepreneurship and early stage investment. Since 2012, Paulo has been holding a series of workshops worldwide on the topic of startup risk mitigation.