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Blog Part I- SHOW ME THE MONEY… AND MORE

By Joy Lindsay, Managing Partner, Sofia Fund   Follow the money, but find the fit. It’s advice I’ve been giving to entrepreneurs for more than 20 years. The right investor can offer so much more to an entrepreneur and her business than simply cash. While cash continues to be king, and is likely the primary reason for the relationship in the first place, additional value can come in many forms if you look beyond these three common investor scenarios: Entrepreneurs who pick investors simply because they have money to spend, without knowing if the investor is capable of adding more value to the...

Sofia Fund Focus on Women-Led Firms

Interview with Neal St Anthony of the Star Tribune brings visibility to Sofia Fund and its partners’ long and successful involvement in investing in women led companies. Sofia Fund Partners Maintain Their Focus on Women-Led...

Sofia Angel II Fund Surpasses Investor Goals Raising $5.5 M

Press Release    July 27, 2015    Sofia Angel II Fund Surpasses Investor Goals Raising $5.5 M Today marks a significant achievement in bringing new monies into early stage companies.  The Sofia Fund, which invests in women-led, growth companies and is led by a group of experienced investors, has tapped into an investor community passionate about Sofia’s...

Sofia Fund to Invest in Women Led Ventures

The Sofia Fund has raised $3.925M from men, women, and couples to invest in women led growth businesses primarily located in MN and the Midwest.   in this interview, Cathy Connett and Barb Stinnett share the motivation that has driven the creation of this fund by Dee Thibodeau, Joy Lindsay, Lisa Crump, Barb and Cathy ....

Sofia Angel Fund II Raises $3.925 Million

Sofia Angel Fund II, LLC announces the successful first closing of its angel investment fund targeting women-led growth companies with $3.925 million of capital investment commitments. The Sofia Fund focuses on investing equity in early stage, growth companies that are women-led and which operate principally in information technology, clean technology, health and wellness, and business products and...