Manny Fernandez, Co-Founder/ CEO
Manny Fernandez is a Silicon Valley angel investor, real estate investor and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of Sacramento Affordable Housing Organization, Inc. (SAHO), acquires vacant and foreclosed single-family residential properties located within specific target areas of the City and County of Sacramento that have transferred to banks or lending institutions. SAHO has been qualified and participated as a residential development partner in the federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), which is managed by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) and focuses on the rehabilitation and sale of foreclosed single-family homes to owner occupants. SAHO is a Neighborhood Stabilization Program sub-recipient. SAHO was an active developer partner in the Foreclosed Property Access and Rehabilitation Program, which is administered by SHRA and operates in partnership with the federal National Community Stabilization Trust The program is complementary to other programs under the NSP, providing access to foreclosed properties in negatively impacted area.
Manny is a Silicon Valley angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author featured on CNBC's Make Me A Millionaire Inventor and 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.
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, 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 Tawain, Shanghai Slush, Tokyo Slush, Finland Slush, Startup Weekend, SXSW and many more.