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COREangels

We make angel investing professional and global, improving outcomes, while contributing and enjoying the journey.

We do it through Angel groups led by committed people who wish to make a difference and to whom support with investing expertise validated tools and proven processes.

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Daniela Lopes Costa

LEGAL & TAX MANAGER
Daniela is an expert on international legal & tax issues. She brings her experience to support network growth compliance.

Klaus Ukens

VP INVESTOR COFOUNDER
Klaus is a seasoned executive and angel investor. He is engaged in reshaping the angel investment landscape through COREangels.

Paulo Désirat

IT Manager
Paulo is a project manager who always puts end users first and is passionate about delivering the best solutions.

Sofia Désirat

Compliance Manager
Sofia has a problem solving focus and experience in the compliance area and has been involved in the entrepreneurial world for the past 13 years.

Cintia Mano

Business Director & Investor Cofounder
Cintia is an angel investor working to improve the angel experience and impact innovation ecosystems around the world.

Fernando Andreolla

Financial Manager
Fernando is enthusiastic about entrepreneurial finance. He believes in the network effect between founders and investors.

Ela Zohrevandi

Community Manager
Ela is currently dedicated to building and enhancing the community of COREangels. She is excited about exploring the world of business angels.

Pedro Bandeira

Founder VP & CEO
Pedro is an entrepreneur who is currently helping other entrepreneurs building their angel groups. He is obsessed with business foundation processes.

Rui Falcão

Founder President
Rui is a serial entrepreneur of the earlier internet boom. He represents the COREangels soul with his passion for the angel experience.

Francisco Santos

Marketing Director & Investor Cofounder
Francisco is an angel investor and entrepreneur who currently is spreading to the world the professional angel investment opportunity via COREangels.
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Pedro Bandeira

Founder VP & CEO
Pedro is an entrepreneur who is currently helping other entrepreneurs building their angel groups. He is obsessed with business foundation processes.

Rui Falcão

Founder President
Rui is a serial entrepreneur of the earlier internet boom. He represents the COREangels soul with his passion for the angel experience.

Cintia Mano

Business Director & Investor Cofounder
Cintia is an angel investor working to improve the angel experience and impact innovation ecosystems around the world.

Francisco Santos

Marketing Director & Investor Cofounder
Francisco is an angel investor and entrepreneur who currently is spreading to the world the professional angel investment opportunity via COREangels.

Klaus Ukens

VP INVESTOR COFOUNDER
Klaus is a seasoned executive and angel investor. He is engaged in reshaping the angel investment landscape through COREangels.

Fernando Andreolla

Financial Manager
Fernando is enthusiastic about entrepreneurial finance. He believes in the network effect between founders and investors.

Sofia Désirat

Compliance Manager
Sofia has a problem solving focus and experience in the compliance area and has been involved in the entrepreneurial world for the past 13 years.

Ela Zohrevandi

Community Manager
Ela is currently dedicated to building and enhancing the community of COREangels. She is excited about exploring the world of business angels.

Paulo Désirat

IT Manager
Paulo is a project manager who always puts end users first and is passionate about delivering the best solutions.

Daniela Lopes Costa

LEGAL & TAX MANAGER
Daniela is an expert on international legal & tax issues. She brings her experience to support network growth compliance.

Our Manifesto

We love entrepreneurship. And we want to make the difference supporting and being part of the startup revolution as Business Angels. We are not venture capitalists. Our approach is closer and earlier, when you look for more than just money. Always on the entrepreneur side, we are together to address markets, raise capital and achieve exits.

Yes, liquidity is important for everyone in the game, not just for the later investors. We work on that professionally, with a seasoned team, proven methodologies and smart tools. And we are here to build something global, leveraging the local trust and diversity. We will reshape the angel industry.

Reshaping the business angel industry

Co-creation of value with the entrepreneur in a shared adventure. No one else, from the initial investment stage, has this mission as clear as business angels. COREangels leverages it with its greatest purpose: the professionalization of angel investment.

Rui Falcão and Pedro Bandeira attending WebSummit 2015 in Dublin

2013

Founding founders

Rui Falcão, already investing individually and through groups as business angel, receives the entrepreneur Pedro Bandeira for a pitch. There’s a match, but for another project.

2014

First Angel Group

The investment in Pedro’s startup doesn’t happen. Rui challenges Pedro for a bigger project: to build a business angel group managed professionally. REDangels is born.
Maurizio Calcopietro and Eduardo Migliorelli with Pedro and Rui launching COREangels Atlantic

2018

Outcomes, awards and validation

50+ people from 11 different countries joins the project and make more than 20 investments. The management model is recognized. REDangels is awarded as the best investment vehicle in Portugal.

2019

COREangels launch

The ambitious venture of building a global network of professional angel groups is started alongside the founding groups: Atlantic, Portugal, Impact and Madrid.
COREangels International Team. Growing despite COVID19 context

2020

Reshaping Angel Investment

The network is operational. The founding groups are successfully recruiting business angels and investing in startups. More than 15 projects are already in COREangels portfolio.

2021

International Growth

Several new COREangels groups will arise scaling to an international level the purpose of building a professional business angel network.

The Founders & Management Team

COREangels groups are supported by a full time team of seasoned Business Angels and professionals dedicated to enhance outcomes and experience for the whole network.

Cintia Mano

Managing Director & Investor Cofounder

Daniela Lopes Costa

Legal & Tax Manager

Ela Zohrevandi

Community Manager

Fernando Andreolla

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Francisco Santos

Managing Director & Investor Cofounder

Klaus Ukens

VP Investor Cofounder

Paulo Désirat

MANAGEMENT ANALYST

Pedro Bandeira

Founder VP & CEO

Rui Falcão

Founder President

Sofia Désirat

MANAGEMENT ANALYST

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Get in touch with us

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info@coreangels.com

FAQ

What is COREangels?

COREangels is a network of people who are passionate about helping entrepreneurs launching innovative businesses by professionally investing as a business angel.

How do COREangels work?

COREangels has developed its own group investment model. All business angels in each group invest together in the portfolio. Business angels invest in a group managed by group leaders. Each group has its own investment thesis and autonomy in investing decisions. Group leaders are responsible for screening startups and taking them to the Investment Committee. New investments are approved democratically with the vote of the majority of business angels. Each business angel has 1 vote, regardless of the amount invested.

What is the relationship between the Head Office and each angel group?

COREangels is born glocal, sharing a global brand through vertical and geographical groups of business angels and promoting involvement and long-term commitment with the local ecosystem in each geography. Each angel group is an independent company. The group leaders are responsible for managing this company. COREangels Head Office has an important role in the development of each group, preparing and training new group leaders and defining and guaranteeing governance standards. COREangels supports the leaders in attracting investors, business flow, startup evaluation, besides the benefits of being part of an international network. COREangels also provides branding, website, setup support, administrative support, documentation support, meetings and activities planning support, marketing support, and tools support (CRM, screening, reporting, financial analysis).

What are the benefits of being affiliated with COREangels as a global network?

COREangels supports the growth of professional angel groups and offers individual investors a hurdle less experience, maximizing outcome and diversifying investment while creating the context for them to involve, to contribute, to foster innovation, to self-develop, to network and to enjoy the journey.
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