Andreas Koupparis, Cyprus
Mr Andreas Koupparis has 25 years of international experience in Information Technology. With degrees in Computer Engineering and Business Systems Analysis & Design from the City University in London, he held a number of IT Executive positions in Switzerland, Greece and Cyprus. During 1995 – 2002 he has founded, expanded and finally sold 3 IT startups including Cylink, the first Internet Service Provider in Cyprus. Following the sale of his third startup, he was recruited by Hewlett Packard’s startup subsidiary in Cyprus, as its first Managing Director. He held this position until he resigned in February 2014. During his stay with HP, the local subsidiary grew to a €40M company. In 2013 Andreas has founded CYBAN, the Cyprus Business Angels Network of which he is currently the CEO. He has since been an active Investor, Mentor and Coach to a number of startups including NIPD Genetics, Student Life, and Teach N Go.
Andreas is passionate about entrepreneurship, startup investments and mentoring young teams of entrepreneurs. As a full time Angel Investor, he frequently states that at this stage in his career he can re-live the thrills of entrepreneurship by investing in and mentoring teams of young entrepreneurs.