Paulo Andrez

President of the Board of Directors and
Shareholder of GP Capital

Paulo Andrez has been an angel investor in the past 8 years having invested in 14 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 was a founder of Entrepreneurship Agency DNA Cascais, which supported more than 290 startups in the last decade, and a Board Member of FNABA, the Portuguese Business Angel Federation. Paulo was appointed President Emeritus EBAN, The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players, after serving as President until 2014. EBAN has members in more than 50 countries.

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”.

In 2000, Paulo participated as an entrepreneur in the IPO of Novabase in Euronext, Portuguese largest IT provider with more than 2,000 employees in 30 countries worldwide. While in Novabase, he was board member of Novabase Capital, the VC arm of the group. He has a background as serial entrepreneur and is frequently invited as speaker, guest lecturer and expert in innovation, entrepreneurship and venture investment.

Paulo Andrez holds a degree in IT Engineering and has a MBA from the Nova University in Lisbon.