For a young company, cash is king. And at the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce's Friday Shark Tank event, Latino entrepreneurs were eager to impress the panel of investors.
Those investors, Manny Fernandez of DreamFunded.com
The force behind DreamFunded is Manny Fernandez, a Silicon Valley-based angel investor who has made a name for himself by helping people outside the Valley understand how to play by its rules. He's also becoming a fixture on cable TV business shows, and will soon be featured on a Shark Tank-like show.
“The secret is, and this is used by people in Silicon Valley every day, go to your own contacts first. Ask them to refer you to the people who you want to meet, and those people, who could be possible investors, will take your meetings because they have some connection to you and they trust you,” he told FNL.
DreamFunded, a company based out of San Francisco, connects investors with what they believe are the most promising startups. They provide a platform to help investors make smart, fast decisions that simultaneously support innovative entrepreneurs. Based on their vision, everybody wins.
SF Angels Group founder Manny Fernandez knows what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. He’s been there. Because of this, he wants to give startup founders a leg up.
Entrepreneurs hungry for seed funding can submit their business plans to SF Angels’ online platform, Dreamfunded.com. Additionally, Fernandez is a frequent speaker and judge at meetups and events where there are pitch contests, so those attending can approach him with their ideas.