Manny Fernandez is an active angel investor, startup advisor, and a serial entrepreneur. Named 2014 “Angel Investor of the Year” by Startups Showcase, he is passionate about encouraging and building companies, successfully taking them from startup to exit. As a founding partner of SF Angels Group (SFAngelsGroup.com), Manny joins forces with 28+ globally accredited investors who share his passion for investing in high-growth San Francisco/Silicon Valley tech startups.
As Co-Founder and CEO, Manny most recently launched DreamFunded.com. This unique company crowdfunds startups by building an online marketplace that allows accredited investors to become equity holders in the venture funds managed by DreamFunded. Those startups selected by DreamFunded are the top stars in the Bay Area and beyond; with innovative ideas toward solving global problems and creating economic growth, these startups generate value for DreamFunded and the world beyond.
As an active accredited investor and angel investor in TiE Angels, Keiretsu Forum, and as a member of the startup community, Manny is frequently invited as a speaker and panelist for Silicon Valley startup pitch events and conferences.
Manny was also pleased to be the keynote speaker at the University of San Francisco (USF) and a guest lecturer at Menlo College. You’ll find him ranked #25 of the “Top 100 Angel Investors to Follow” on Twitter @mannyfernandez.
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