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Stages: Pre-seed, Seed, and Series A

Sectors of Interest: Consumer CPG, E-commerce Enablement, FinTech, 

Future of Work, Mental Health/Wellness, Supply Chain & Logistics, etc

Geography: US-focused

Check Size: $5k - $50k 

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My name is Sophia and I’m a NYC based startup angel investor as well as an institutional investor (focused on PropTech, FinTech, and InsureTech) at Nine Four Ventures, a real estate technology focused venture fund backed by strategically relevant institutional stakeholders (i.e. owners/operators, banks, insurers, suppliers, etc) across sectors and asset classes.

My background is in startups (i.e. was at both Compass and Select pre-launch) and in real estate (i.e. was a project manager at a real estate development consulting firm called TMD). After over 3 years at TMD, I decided to pursue an MBA at Columbia Business School and work on an idea I had for a social planning app (think: Doodle meets Eventbrite, powered by an Ai assistant). I focused my studies on Entrepreneurship, Finance, Technology, and Venture Capital and used my learnings to incubate and launch an MVP of my app, Rally. 

Although I eventually decided to shut Rally down, I learned a lot along the way and used those insights to start angel investing. I started with a pre-seed investment in Caraway Home in January 2019. A few months earlier, I had also dipped my toe in the institutional investing world through an internship at Metaprop (an early stage PropTech Accelerator and VC fund). Soon after the internship, I was pitched Branch Furniture by one of the Co-founders who was also a classmate of mine. I knew the team was on to something! Fast forward and I made my second angel investment, in addition to receiving advisor status at the company after helping to raise the majority of their seed round. 

Upon graduating from CBS, I started my full time role at Nine Four Ventures (who was just getting started), where I sit on the investment committee and work on everything from sourcing to diligence to portfolio management to marketing, and everything in between.

Throughout the years, I’ve cultivated a vast network of people in/around the startup ecosystem (i.e. founders, VC funds, angel investors, branding agencies, PR firms, VC and startup lawyers, etc) across industries and leverage those relationships as well as operational expertise and go to market best practices to help add value to every company I invest in (...and many that I don't! I've helped countless startups raise venture funding). 

*Feel free to ask me for references!

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Meet the Family

Project management platform for the environmental industry

Modern lawn, garden, and plant care products

Digitally-native vertically-integrated office furniture brand (angel investor and formal advisor)

Modern home brand starting with non-toxic cookware

Next-gen home improvement brand

Strategic finance platform for scaling brands

Sustainable commerce infrastructure

Baby and toddler products

Premium canned small batch wine

Experiences platform for employers

PropTech VC fund where I sit on the Investment Committee

Financial management platform for divorced co-parents

Computer vision software for construction sites

Financial robo-advisor

Peer to peer lending platform

Decentralized 'Terms & Conditions' for Web3

Platform to help enterprises combat corporate burnout

Incentive management platform for frontline employees

Rolling VC fund

Plant-based dog food company

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Calling all founders!! I'd love to learn more about what you're building.

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