Capital is not enough.

We put our expertise, network and experience at the service of our entrepreneurs.

Focusing in businesses with a purpose.

Our diversified portfolio includes businesses in  IT, Life Sciences, Digital, Education, among others.

Entrepreneurs are the future.

We have invested in 20+ different teams with a global footprint of 150+ employees.

Hands On is the only way.

Sharing the pains and celebrating the successes with our teams is part of our DNA.
Testimonials
Pedro TrinitéPedro TrinitéTTR - Transactional Track Record
Busy Angels has been a critical partner. Besides being one of our leading investors, they colaborate actively with our business
Filipe SimõesFilipe SimõesSAKPROJECT
We were looking for know-how in internationalization, a strong network (...), availability to support the management team. We have found all of this with Busy Angels.
Luis MartinsLuis MartinsZAASK
We believe to have found true partners that will be supporting us through good and bad times adding much more value other than their financial investment
Gonçalo AlvesGonçalo AlvesLegalvision
Busy Angels was the right choice for our first investment round. Their professionalism and due-diligence skills impressed us before the investment and currently they actively contribute, giving support and advising in critical moments
Marco FerreiraMarco FerreiraEnging
Busy Angels contribution at strategic, business and product level has been decisive to Enging's growth. It was the right choice to support us in our path!

- TEAM -

Luís Mira Amaral

Luís Mira Amaral

Chairman

Degree in Electrical Engineering from IST and Master in Economics from UNL.

Former Minister of Industry and Energy and former Minister of Labour and Social Security.

Experience 25+ years as Chairman and Managing Director in Financial Institutions and Multinational Companies (BPI, CGD, Banco BIC, EDP, Cimpor, UNICER …)

Santiago Salazar

Santiago Salazar

Executive Board Member

Degree in Industrial Technique, Economics, IT and Management.

Experience of over 16 years as a CEO in Multinational Companies.

8+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.

Martinho Tojo

Martinho Tojo

Executive Board Member

Degree in Civil Engineering from IST.

More than 30 years of professional experience in Multinational Companies (Solvay, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Danone, Cogeco) of which the last 16 as a Managing Director in Portugal and abroad.

4+ years experience in Venture Capital.

Lurdes Gramaxo

Lurdes Gramaxo

Executive Board Member

Degree in Psychology from Oporto University. Post-graduations in Management and Finance.

More than 25 years of experience in the management of multinational companies from the industrial sector, with functions, amongst others, of general management, CFO  and CCDO.

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Francisco Ferreira Pinto

Executive Board Member

Master’s degree in Engineering and Industrial Management in IST, complemented by an MBA in Nova, Católica and MIT.

5+ years experience in Business Consultancy at Deloitte where he left as a Manager. Worked in many different sectors (Energy, Transports, Tourism, Retail, Real Estate, Cement, …).

5+ years experience in Venture Capital.

Tomás Penaguião

Tomás Penaguião

Associate

MSc in Management at Nova School of Business and Economics.

2+ years experience in Venture Capital of Business Angels in Portugal.

João Costa

João Costa

Member of the Investment Committee

Degree in Management from ISCTE, MBA-Marketing from UCP and AMP from INSEAD.

25+ years experience in Multinational Companies, of which the last 19 at PepsiCo, where he worked in Marketing, Sales, Franchising and General Management.

Pedro Pires

Pedro Pires

Member of the Investment Committee

Coach certified by the International Coaching Community (ICC) specialist in personal, professional, organizational change (Change Innovator).

Founder of Pedro Pires Coaching and experienced entrepreneur in crowdfunding (+ 4 years).

Guilherme Transmontano

Guilherme Transmontano

Member of the Investment Committee

MSc In Mechanical Engineering from FEUP and executive MBA from MIT Sloan/Católica/Nova.

Vast international experience with more than 7 years working as a Lead Engineer at National Oilwell Varco in a global role.

- Advisory Board -

Dr. Bruno Silva Santos

Dr. Bruno Silva Santos

Biotech Expert

Ph.D in Immunology and post-doc from the University College London. Vice-President of iMM Lisboa. Pfizer Award in Clinical Research (2009) among many others. +10 selected publications

Eng. Rui Duarte Brandão

Eng. Rui Duarte Brandão

Medtech Expert

B.Sc. and M.Sc. Systems Engineering and Computing. More than 30 years of experience at Siemens being responsible for:

  • Healthcare in Japan, President and CEO (+1 Billion euros)
  • Diagnostic Division, Head Global Customer Care (+3,5 Billion euros)
  • Siemens Healthcare, Head PMO Strategy (+12 Billion euros)
Dra. Ana Paula Reis

Dra. Ana Paula Reis

IT/Digital Expert

Sale of the company SelPlus/Seldata to Advantage Smollan. Co-founder of SelPlus/Seldata, now with more than 250 employees and several multinational companies as customers. Director of Sales and Category Management for the Iberian Peninsula MARS

Eng. Rogério Carapuça

Eng. Rogério Carapuça

IT/Digital Expert

B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD in Electrical Engineering at IST. Chairman at Novabase and Board Member of several companies in the Group. President of APDC – Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento das Comunicações

Dr. Pedro Queirós

Dr. Pedro Queirós

IT/Digital Expert

B.Sc., M.Sc., in Electrical Engineering at IST. Executive Chairman at Ericsson. Ex-Country Manager at Cisco Systems, responsible for the launch in Portugal. Founder and owner of a propriety in Douro that produces and sells own wine

PRESENTATIONS

BUSY ANGELS

CORPORATE PRESENTATION

2018 .

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YOUR PITCH

Grow ideas of ambitious entrepreneurs

We look for impressive teams who are building innovative high growth businesses, using technology to change or create markets

Stage of investment

We seek pre-seed and seed investments with the ability to show a proof of concept or a market need

Approach

We value capital-efficient business models, with fasting scalable opportunities to other other markets or geographies and milestone achievement to attract the next level of capital investment at an increased valuation

The teams being the project key element should for seek a full-time commitment to it, have complementary skills and be able to show their drive and ambition.

What to include in your pitch / presentation

Problem / Opportunity

  • Problem description
  • Problem willing to solve
  • Market (clients, dimension)

Solution

  • Solution, technology and innovation description
  • Stage of development (ex. prototype, developed product, commercial pilot, etc)
  • Intellectual property (ex. patents) and state of request (deadlines, who controls it, etc)

Competition

  • Today’s competition (players, proposed solution, market share, financial figures, etc)
  • Competitive advantage / differentiating factors

 

Team

  • Team members (founders, advisors, other investors)
  • Academic and professional background
  • Shareholder structure

Marketing Strategy

  • Business model / How to monetize the idea
  • Go-to-market / Marketing plan (high level)

Roadmap

  • Activities plan
  • Financial forecast (high level)

Investment

  • Financial and non-financial needs
  • Investment application

CONTACTS

Rua Nova da Piedade nº71 R/C Esquerdo 1200-297 Lisboa, Portugal

Car park – Rua de São Bento nº 209 – Parque das Piscinas .

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