Hey there, fellow startup enthusiasts! If you've been keeping your finger on the pulse of Portugal's bustling startup scene, you might have caught wind of the recent buzz surrounding COREangels International. And guess what? Our very own CEO, Cintia Mano, is at the heart of this success story!

Did you catch the feature in Times magazine about the amazing smart punching bag from Bhout?

Yep, that's one of our success stories! Time magazine hailed it as one of the most impactful inventions of the past year, and we're beaming with pride because COREangels played a crucial role in getting this awesome "Fit Tech" off the ground.

What's the deal with COREangels, you ask?

Well, it's not your run-of-the-mill investor group. We're a pack of enthusiastic business angels, not the winged kind, but investors who swoop in to support and nurture promising startups. And boy, have we been busy!

Cintia, our go-getter CEO, spilled the beans to Jornal de Negócios about our recent accomplishments. So far, we've supported a whopping 80 startups! And hold on to your hats—by the end of the year, we're aiming to raise the stakes even higher and hit the 100+ mark. Yeah, you heard that right. We're making waves!

Cintia Mano at the Web Summit Lisbon 2023 © Sérgio Lemos/ Jornal de Negócios.

What sets us apart?

Well, for starters, we're not just confined to Portugal. Nope, we've spread our wings across Europe (think Spain, Italy, and Switzerland), the US, Latin America (Brazil and Chile), and even Egypt. We're forging connections with investors worldwide, making links and spreading the startup love far and wide.

But wait, there's more!

We've doubled our "business angels" crew in the last year, growing to a cool dozen groups. And in Portugal itself, we've got two groups doing some serious investing: COREangels Lisbon and COREangels Atlantic group. They're making strides, supporting startups left, right, and center.

Now, what makes us different from your typical "business angels"?

It's our team spirit! We work as a community, pooling our resources and investing collectively in startups we believe in. No lone rangers here—each investor has a say, and decisions are made together. It's like a tight-knit startup family, rooting for each other's success.

Our aim?

To build a solid investment base for startups. But here's the twist—Cintia pointed out that sometimes too much early-stage cash can be a double-edged sword for startups. It's all about finding the right balance for success without drowning in funds before finding their footing.

We're not just about handing over the dough, though. COREangels invests in digital businesses with massive potential, supportive teams, and founders hungry for feedback. We're not just investors; we're partners in their journey, offering guidance and support as they chart their course in the choppy waters of startup life.

So, folks, there you have it—a sneak peek into the COREangels world and the powerhouse behind it all, our CEO, Cintia Mano. Stay tuned because we're just getting started on this thrilling startup adventure!

Until next time, Happy Angel Investing!

Source: Jornal de Negócios