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, 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 280 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”.
Paulo was invited in March 2016 by European Commission to chair the Mission of experts to help the Slovak government to design several entrepreneurship policies, including universities spin offs, incubators, accelerators, business angels and venture capital policies.
Paulo is an IT Engineer and has a MBA from the Nova University in Lisbon. In 2000, he participated as an entrepreneur in the IPO of Novabase in Euronext, Portuguese largest IT provider with more than 2000 employees in 30 countries worldwide. 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.