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 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 selection process.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019

Supported by an office and 30 active members

Marcel DRIDJE

President

Annie PROD’HOMME

General Secretary

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FRANÇOIS RUPPLI

Treasurer

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Géraldine QUETIN

Business Manager

Burton Gintell
Burton Gintell

President EMERITUS

Eric COKINI

Board Member

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Daniel DIB

Deal Flow Committee

Martin JOHNSON

Board Member

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Jean-Louis BRELET

President EMERITUS

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Candace JOHNSON

President EMERITUS

Edgardo Da FONSECA

President EMERITUS

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Dominique POULIQUEN

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