PAULO ANDREZ - WBAF - World Excellence Awards 2018


Emeritus President of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN)

Paulo Andrez is an Angel Investor with an active portfolio of 14 companies. One of his investments reached 25 million euros in revenues within the first year, for which he received the award ‘Best European Angel Investment’ in 2012. Paulo is a board member of Entrepreneurship Agency DNA Cascais, which has supported more than 250 start-ups in the last decade. He is also a board member of FNABA, the Portuguese Business Angel Federation. Paulo was appointed President Emeritus of EBAN, European Business Angel Network, after serving as President until 2014. Since 2012, he 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 is an IT Engineer and has an MBA from the Nova University in Lisbon. In 2000, he participated as an entrepreneur in the IPO of Novabase in Euronext – Portugal’s largest IT provider with more than 2000 employees in 30 countries worldwide. He has a background as a 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 start-up risk mitigation.

“Paulo Andrez is an IT Engineer
and has a background as a serial
entrepreneur and Angel Investor.”