Manny Fernandez is a Stanford University educated angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author featured on CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor. He has been successful investing in his own ideas as well as taking companies from startup to exit. Fernandez was named by Inc. Magazine as one of 33 entrepreneurs to watch in 2016. —In 2013, Fernandez founded SF Angels Group and has been an angel investor with TiE Angels since 2012. In 2014, he was named SF Angel Investor of the Year and received the Equity Crowdfunding Leadership Award. In 2016, Menlo College Named Fernandez Silicon Valley Equity CrowdFunding Pioneer. Fernandez recently became a #1 bestselling author with his new book, How to Make Money Investing in Pre-IPO Stocks, which is available on Amazon. He is also the #14 Angel Investor to Follow on Twitter and has the #1 most viewed equity crowdfunding video on YouTube. He has been featured on mainstream media including CNBC Squawk Box, Wall Street Journal, NBC, CNN Latino, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fox News and many more. Fernandez’s energetic and inspiring presence has lead to him being a frequent judge, international keynote speaker, and panelist for Silicon Valley corporations, startup demo days and universities. He has been a featured guest speaker for events at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Harvard University, Angel Capital Association Summit (ACA), TiE New York Conference, University of San Francisco (USF), Pepperdine University, Draper University, Plug and Play, Yahoo!, USAWeek in Europe, Qianhai Equity Exchange in China, Intel, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s (CHCC), SharkTank, Startup Grind, AngelHack Global Demo, Shanghai Slush, Finland Slush, Startup Weekend, SXSW and many more. All of Fernandez’s experience in the investment landscape has culminated, under his leadership, in the first Silicon Valley/San Francisco based FINRA and SEC-registered funding portal DreamFunded.com.
DreamFunded is an equity crowdfunding portal that gives founders access to a growing network of accredited investors, and ordinary people the opportunity to invest in the future. DreamFunded is the only equity crowdfunding registered with the SEC and approved by FINRA in the Silicon Valley.
SF Angels Group is accredited investor San Francisco-based angel group. We are a group of 30+ angel investors. http://www.sfangelsgroup.com/sf-angels-members.html We provide angel capital, mentoring, business development, connections, early and later-stage fund raising, M&A, and strategic advice. Investing at the earliest stage and helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams is our goal. SF Angels an approved angel group of the Angel Capital Association (ACA) http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/directory "San Francisco is the NEW epicenter of Silicon Valley." *PriceWaterHouseCoopers/ National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters. www.SFAngelsGroup.com
The goal of the fund is to create more affordable housing, through the acquisition of banked owned REO's and redevelopment them with the highest construction standards. This is to provide the best homes for the future homeowners. This is my second real estate fund which was founded through the support of some Silicon Valley angels, family offices, successful entrepreneurs and sophisticated long term investors. Although making money is a goal of the fund, it also about making affordable housing neighborhoods a better place to live.