Manny Fernandez is a Silicon Valley angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author featured on CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor and the Oprah Winfrey Network. 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 is a #1 bestselling author with his 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 main stream 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, Google, 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, Singapore Slush, Infinity Ventures Summit Taiwan, Shanghai Slush, Tokyo Slush, Finland Slush, Startup Weekend, SXSW, Keynote in Slovenia 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 Marketplace.