SOPHIA BUSINESS ANGELS

WHO ARE WE ?

The SBA is a group of Business Angels who operate Internationally. Business Angels invest their personal funds in startups with innovative products, services and business models that carry the potential to disrupt a market sector.

However, the contribution of a Business Angel goes far beyond financial support. They actively connect the startups to their professional network and 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 angel investment “smart” money.

Sophia Business Angels has 30 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 startup selection process.

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TEAM & BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2020

Supported by an office and 30 active 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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FRANÇOIS RUPPLI

Treasurer

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BARBARA ANGIUS SAXBY

Board member – Marketing

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OLIVIER DE LA MESLIERE

Board member – Investors Liaison

Marcel DRIDJE

President EMERITUS

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Jean-Louis BRELET

President EMERITUS

Eric COKINI

President EMERITUS

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Burton Gintell

Board Member EMERITUS

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DOMINIQUE POULIQUEN

President EMERITUS

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Candace JOHNSON

President EMERITUS

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