SOPHIA BUSINESS ANGELS

WHO ARE WE ?

Business Angels invest their personal funds in startups that have innovative products, services and business models that carry the potential to disrupt a market sector.

The SBA is a group of Business Angels who operate Internationally.

However, the contribution of a Business Angel goes far beyond their own financial support. They actively connect the startups into their professional network plus an entire Global Startup Ecosystem of Investors and Subject Matter Experts. Finally, throughout the startup’s development, the Angel uses their skills and experience to coach the entrepreneur and their team.

This is what makes it “smart” money.

We have 40 members with diverse backgrounds from 10 countries all working collaboratively to target innovative startups from various sectors. FinTech, BioTech, ICT, Energy, IoT and Lifestyle are among those represented. The potential to disrupt a sector is a key consideration during the selection process.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018

Supported by an office and 40 active members

Marcel DRIDJE

President

Annie PROD’HOMME

Secrétaire Générale

John LEONHARDT

Trésorier

Alix De BRESSY de GUAST

General Manager

Jérôme CHIFFLET

Comité de sélection

Eric COKINI

Comité de sélection

Sofiane AMMAR

Comité de sélection

Martin JOHNSON

Comité de sélection

Jean-Louis BRELET

Président EMERITUS

Candace JOHNSON

Présidente EMERITUS

Edgardo Da FONSECA

Président EMERITUS

Dominique POULIQUEN

Président EMERITUS

LE 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

MEMBRES ACTIFS