The field for businesses grows faster and faster as we are witnessing continuous changes. The appearance of new terms, new business models and the rise of cases such as the business angels are showing a stage with infinite possibilities.
But what is the role of the business angel?
These “business angels” provide financing and experience to entrepreneurs so they produce benefits in medium and long term. That is, they invest their money and their expertise to help enterprises to be launched them into the market under their recommendation.
Business angels are born with the aim of helping new entrepreneurs. They represent a new way of funding, which is increasingly demanded
Concerning the economic side, despite the absence of specific amounts, business angels may fund operations between €50,000 and €300,000, or around 25% of its available capital. They usually support startups with a strong component of innovation and with ‘real’ growth prospects.In Lexington we have selected four of the most important and influential business angels on the national scene:
1. Carlos Blanco
Founder and CEO of Nuclio Venture Builder and Conector Startup Accelerator. As business angel, he has invested in over 30 companies, among which are: Blueknow, Coguan, DAD, Pricebets, iGlobalmed, Reclamador, Kantox, PopPlaces, Captio or Infantium. He has a long career as an investor and he is currently a member of the Board of AEBAN (Spanish Association of Business Angels Network).
2. Elena Gómez del Pozuelo
President of Adigital, entrepreneurial and investor in BebeDeParis, Womenalia, Increnta, Incipy, Inesdi, Miximoms, Misoky and BrainSINS. She has co-founded seven startups and she is one of the most influential Spanish entrepreneurs in e-commerce.
3. Alejandro SuárezPresident of the Foundation Marqués de Oliva, Director of Diario Qué! and Capital Magazine; Vice President of the IAIA (Association of Investors and Internet Entrepreneurs) as well as partner and Director of several companies.Entrepreneur, businessman, investor and specialized author in the area of new technologies.
4. Albert Armengol
This business angel has over 12 years experience in health sector in organizations such as Sanitas or DKV. Currently he is partner of three of the six companies that he has helped to rise: Lingia.com, Genoom.com and 3Scale.net.