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Busy Angels

Investor type Angel Group
Founders Francisco Ferreira Pinto Joao Costa Luis Mira Amaral Santiago Salazar


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Total investments 39
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 35
Rounds per year 3.25
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet

Busy Angels is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Portugal. The main department of described VC is located in the Lisbon.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Busy Angels, startups are often financed by Bright Pixel, Samaipata, Toubkal Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Armilar Venture Partners, Alexa Fund, Shilling Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Portugal Ventures, Horizon 2020, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs.

The current fund was established by Francisco Ferreira Pinto, Joao Costa. The overall number of key employees were 6.

The important activity for fund was in 2014. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. When the investment is from Busy Angels the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight FASTinov, Xhockware, DefinedCrowd. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Spain. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Medical Device. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Incapto Coffee

Food and Beverage
$4M11 Mar 2022 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Mobile Apps
Real Estate
$1M15 Jan 2022 Austin, Texas, United States


$2M13 Jan 2022 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Financial Services
$16M29 Jul 2021 Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain


Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Health Care
Human Resources
Machine Learning
$50M12 May 2021 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Financial Services
Fraud Detection
$3M27 Mar 2021 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands


Supply Chain Management
$1M08 Feb 2021 Catalonia


Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Health Care
Human Resources
Machine Learning
$5M09 Oct 2020 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


Artificial Intelligence
Data Center
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
$50M27 May 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States


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