The Angels Up Academy

Designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to invest in startups: from theory to an actual investment.

About the Angels Up Academy

Startup Wise Guy’s origins began in 2012 and, since then, we’ve seen firsthand the incredible potential of investing in international startups. We also have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise. Now, we’re excited to share our expertise with you through The Angels Up Academy.

You’ll have access to expert-led workshops, real-life case studies, and networking opportunities with other investors and industry leaders. And, by the end of it, you will have the tools to make an informed personal startup investment decision. 

Essentially, you will learn how to invest in international startups: from theory to an actual investment. And you will join a community of like minded professionals with exclusive access to content, investment opportunities & events available for our Alumni only


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Our Mission

To increase the volume of early-stage investors & pre-seed investments in ecosystems across Europe.

We believe that experienced investors drive positive business impact, enabling more quality startups to take off, scale and eventually exit. Hence why we decided to create a program that contributes to professionalizing the European investment ecosystem and supporting entrepreneurs.

The Angels Up Academy has 2 types of programs:


An immersive learn-by-doing program that combines theory & practical activities during 11 weeks, split into 20 sessions (±70 hours). 

Theoretical workshops:

Workshops with key investment concepts from experts in the field, active experienced investors, of 2h to 3h duration each. Workshops are delivered remotely and onsite.


Become a "diamond miner"

We've got the inside scoop on what works and what doesn't and we will share with you all the do's and don'ts that we have learned so far.


We will provide you with hands-on practice, taking you from the initial stages of evaluating a startup to making an actual investment.

Join an exclusive network

You will join the Angels Up Academy Alumni and will connect with a community of top-tier investors, mentors, and industry leaders

Programs at The Angels Up Academy

Application deadline: October 20

Angels Up Academy: Women Bootcamp

Gain the ability to manage a portfolio of startup investments: from selection and investment to exit.

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Meet the people who make the magic happen.

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Azahara Vera Cobos

Head of Scouting

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Brianna Quintero

Learning Design Lead

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Ilze Timi Graubina

Pre-Revenue Program Manager

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Santiago Fortino

Program Operations Manager