Our Investment Focus
We seek to invest in start-up entrepreneurs that are open to coaching, collaboration, and change in their business and themselves. They must show desires to be part of the initial founding beyond idea generation; showing a tolerance for risk and a passion for the business. They must also understand competitive advantage.
Thus the ideal investment should be able to answer the following questions:
Can it be leveraged?
Does it fill a defined need?
Does it have a level of market acceptance?
Does it have at least one potential revenue model?
Is this within the Fund’s target industries?
The majority of the opportunities are located within 150 miles of the metropolitan NYC area but it is not a requisite to be accepted into the Fund.
The SoundBoard Angel Fund will primarily focus on the following industries and sectors:
Food/Beverage: any retailer or wholesaler of specialty (niche) food products
Education: training/certification and specialty schools (e.g., vocational, career education)
Health Care Services: utilizing a new method to bring services to a broader audience
(Efficiency) Technology: developing scalable technologies intended to make an individual's life or a businesses' process easier and more efficient
(Unless partnering with a specialist, the Fund will shy away from high technology and biotech.)
- Business Products
- Clean Technology
- Consumer Products
- Electronics / Instrumentation
- Financial Services
- Food and Beverage
- Healthcare Services
- Internet / Web Services
- IT Services
- Medical Devices and Equipment
- Networking and Equipment
- Retailing / Distribution