Investing in Exceptional, Women-Led Growth Businesses
Sofia Angel Fund II understands the exceptional innovation and value that women entrepreneurs bring to technology ventures. The Sofia leadership team members have been successful angel investors for more than 20 years and recognize that opportunities are being overlooked in women-led companies operating in technology-based business categories.
The Fund seeks early stage, growth oriented, gender diverse entrepreneurial companies that have women leaders on the management team and who own equity in the business. Companies in the information technology, business products and services, health and wellness, clean technology or other technology areas that have demonstrated a value proposition with their business model and are looking for capital are of interest.
The Sofia Angel Fund II model is based on investing $100,000 to $500,000 per company in 1-2 rounds with the expectation of being the deal lead and of using Sofia resources, networks, and experience to leverage growth and create successful, profitable liquidity events for the company. Ideally, exits will occur in a 3-5 year time frame.
The Sofia Angel Fund II is interested in companies with:
- Excellent, experienced management team
- Scalable business model
- Proprietary positioning
- Barriers to Entry
- Growing, large markets
- Well-defined, demonstrable business model with proof of concept revenue
- Future exit that can be leverage with Sofia’s network and resources
Typical investments by Sofia are from $100,000-$500,000 in $500,000-$2 million rounds of equity. We are looking for opportunities where ideally there are no more than 2-3 subsequent funding rounds and exits are within 3-5 years. Preferred investment are in the form of preferred stock in C corporations.
Sofia Application Process:
Companies should apply directly to Sofia Angel Fund II using the application link on this site.
Deals are reviewed regularly by the screening committee and interest will be communicated. Deals of interest will be asked to present to the Sofia Angel Fund II which will be followed by due diligence, if appropriate. Terms will be negotiated during the due diligence process.