Wed, 19 May 2021
In this episode, Hall welcomes Filipe R. Portela, Managing Partner at COREangels Impact.
COREangels Impact makes angel investing professional and global, improving outcomes while contributing and enjoying the journey. They are a pre-seed impact investment fund focused on European social & environmental impact projects. COREangels is a network of people who are passionate about helping entrepreneurs launching innovative businesses by professionally investing as a business angel. They are available to accept higher risks and help founders add value and they put in the initial funding and go with promoters to create attractive startups to reach new heights.
Filipe has been an entrepreneur for the last 20 years in the IT, health, and impact sectors. He has also been an investor for the last 10 years directly and indirectly via platforms and investment vehicles.
Previously, Filipe worked with European Innovation Council (EIC) as the Senior Investor Relations Manager connecting the top 5% of startups and scaleups (from a €2B portfolio) with top investors and was the South European Director for Seedrs, the leader European equity-crowdfunding platform (+800 startups funded with +€750M).
He graduated from the University of Porto (MBA & MSc in Medical Informatics) and is an avid sci-fi fan, investor in alternative assets, and a professional impossible dreamer.
Filipe discusses the state of angel investing, what excites him right now, and some of the challenges investors and startups face.
Music courtesy of Bensound.