The Fundo Activo de Capital de Risco Angolano (FACRA) is a public venture capital fund that supports Angolan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in building, innovating and expanding their businesses in Angola.
FACRA is one of the biggest venture capital Funds in Africa to date. FACRA is interested to support SMEs in Angola and across the continent that need funding to realize a business plan or that have a great idea, product, innovative technology or in-demand know-how that they look to bring to market in Angola.
FACRA offers SMEs a new avenue for financing and the opportunity to tap into the vast Angolan market, either expanding existing businesses or launching new ideas.
Teodoro de Jesus Xavier Poulson - Member of Investment Committee, Fundo Activo de Capital de Risco Angolano “FACRA” .
As a Member of the Investment Committee of the Fundo Activo de Capital de Risco Angolano (FACRA), economist Teodoro Poulson leads the Fund’s overall investment strategy along with sourcing investment opportunities in Angola and across the Sub-Saharan African region.
Prior to that, from May 2003 to September 2013, Teodoro worked as a money market operator with The National Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola), the country’s central bank. In this role, Teodoro was responsible for overseeing the asset management of the bank’s investment portfolio. Also at BNA he played the role of external debt analyst. Previously, Teodoro was a visiting fellow of macroeconomics at Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais e Ciências Sociais em Angola (Superior Institute of International Relations and Social Sciences in Angola).
Teodoro holds a postgraduate degree in International Commerce & Law from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Agostinho Neto (UAN), Luanda, and a graduate diploma in Economics and Management from the Universidade Jean-Piaget, Angola.