WHO WE ARE

ABOUT BUSINESS ANGELS

Founded in 2002, the Sophia Business Angels (SBA) are dedicated to fostering and investing in innovative startups on the French Riviera. Sophia Antipolis represents one of the leading technology parks in France and Europe. The group features successful men and women who previously enjoyed careers as entrepreneurs or corporate executives and bring international expertise from diverse disciplines, industries and countries. SBA members are dedicated to mentoring, developing, and investing in promising startups that will deliver significant financial returns for the group and entire innovation ecosystem.

We are always looking for new members who are passionate about helping entrepreneurs build value for startup companies. Concurrently, if you are an investor (or thinking about becoming one) and would enjoy working with a team of smart, fun people, please contact us.

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BOARD MEMBERS

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Daniel DIB

President

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JONATHAN LAROUSSINIE

Vice-President & Head of Deal Flow

Annie PROD’HOMME

General Secretary

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BARBARA ANGIUS SAXBY

Marketing Guru

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FRANÇOIS RUPPLI

Treasurer

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OLIVIER DE LA MESLIERE

Investors Liaison

 EMERITI

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Candace JOHNSON

President Emeritus & founding member

Marcel DRIDJE

President Emeritus

Eric COKINI

President Emeritus

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Jean-Louis BRELET

President Emeritus

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DOMINIQUE POULIQUEN

President Emeritus

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Jean-Luc NAHON

President Emeritus

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Edgardo DA FONSECA

President Emeritus & Co-founder

Burton Gintell
Burton Gintell

Founding Member

SBA IN NUMBERS

Since 2003, the SBA has been providing solutions to launch and grow startups, plus develop entrepreneurs.

2500

SUPPORTED PROJECTS

123

EVENTS

92

SUBMISSIONS PER YEAR

40

ACTIVE MEMBRES