ESIL Angel: Teresa Valente

Bio at a glance

Teresa Valente is the Executive Secretary General at APBA, the Associação Portuguesa Business Angels. She is also the CEO of a company called StoryTellMe, a digital children’s book publishing company.

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APBA aims to foster the development of early stage investment in Portugal to contribute to the growth of a sustainable and innovative economy.  

Catch up with Teresa

"In over few years Portugal has become a good place for start-ups to grow up".

Early stage investing in Portugal today:

  • Very different from 12 years ago when the PBA was lunched
  • In 2006 the landscape was very different e.g. there was no participation or coinvestment for the goverment with business angels
  • The business angels was a word that is not very well known
  • Portugal in only a few years has become a very good place for start-ups
  • Positive influence from the Web Summit

My goals in Portugal

  • Make contacts, activate new angels
  • Understand the best way to activate new angels and to have new strategies

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