It's time to democratize access to startup investing.
You want to become an angel investor, but if you're like most high-achieving women, you've probably had this problem.
You don't know what you need to do to start confidently building your wealth with impact.
We’ve been where you are and we totally get it. So if you...
- Are ready to invest in the next diverse-led, rocket ship startup, but don’t know where to start.
- Are a feminist, idealist, rationalist, or ambitious trendsetter, but haven’t found the right community where your badass-ery will make the most impact.
- Feel like you’re an outsider looking in on the world of venture capital and startup financing with FOMO, but you want to dive in and learn.
- Want to leverage your hard-earned expertise to support entrepreneurs and grow your startup portfolio, while generating returns and making an impact.
You're in the right place.
After investing in more than 150 diverse-led, early-stage startups and scoring five unicorns, we've launched FEMPIRE x SoGal to empower more women and diverse people with the resources and network they need to achieve their investing goals and build their wealth with impact.
What is FEMPIRE x SoGal?
FEMPIRE x SoGal is an angel investment community & syndicate empowering more women to get on successful startup cap tables by promoting education, diversity, inclusion, and confidence in early stage investing.
Angel Investor Bootcamp
You get access to the powerful FxS bootcamp (either self-directed or live) enabling women of all levels to be confident with angel investing and develop your own style and reputation.
You have the opportunity to invest in deals curated from the 35,000+ startups that SoGal sees every year. You get insider access to deal memos, pitch webinars, and Q&A with founders to accelerate learning and invest at your own pace.
Learn from experienced investors, innovative entrepreneurs, and like-minded peers across a variety of industries as you hone your investment thesis and contribute expertise to scaling startups in a candid, supportive, fun environment.
Pocket Sun is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at SoGal Ventures and Founder of SoGal Foundation.
Pocket Sun is the founder of SoGal, one of world's largest communities of diverse entrepreneurs and investors with more than 60 chapters worldwide. She holds a Master of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Southern California, and has extensive experience working with startups and corporations across the US and Asia. Her expertise is in consumer tech, community building, brands, and international expansion.
Shortly after receiving a master's degree, Pocket became one of the youngest people to be on the cover of Forbes at 24 years old for her recognition as a '30 Under 30' in Venture Capital recipient. As a disruptor in VC and advocate for DEI, she has spoken as the keynote speaker and on panels hosted by Fortune 500 companies and high-profile conferences, including the Microsoft CEO Summit.
Pocket has been recognized as one of Entrepreneur's 100 Most Powerful Women, LinkedIn's Top 10 Voices in VC & Entrepreneurship, and featured in publications by BBC, CNBC, Fortune, Bloomberg, Inc., and more.
Elizabeth is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SoGal Ventures and A-Level Capital, and Co-President of SoGal Foundation.
SoGal Ventures Portfolio
As a team, SoGal Ventures has invested in more than 150 startups with world-class diverse entrepreneurs in the US, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Africa.
Investments in Fund I are featured below.
By the Numbers
Portfolio combined valuation of >$7B with five unicorns
Largest global source of diverse dealflow, over 35K deals per year
100% of portfolio co-founded by women & 35% have BIPOC co-founders
And with SoGal Ventures working with some of the world's best startup founders, FEMPIRE x SoGal members have the opportunity to get in on the hottest deals out there!
FEMPIRE x SoGal Syndicate Portfolio
And what are FxS members saying?
"It's an extremely compelling learning experience in itself, and on top of that, I love being part of a fierce female community that's committed to making sure more women have a piece of the next big thing. Six months ago I never would have imagined myself as an angel investor― now I am one!"
— JESSICA M., SAN FRANCISCO, CA
"The content connects the high level goals and purpose of angel investing with tactical approaches to take when getting to know founders and evaluating potential deals."
— CHELSEA H., WASHINGTON, D.C.
"I feel incredibly honored to be a member of SoGal...I'm especially grateful for the investor bootcamp which is really helping me build a solid foundation as an investor."
— MARIA R., CHICAGO, IL
1. The Basics
Investing fundamentals, how investing started
2. Start with Strategy
Investment thesis, your investor personality, angel economics
3. Meeting of the Minds
Finding unicorn founders, meeting prep, deep listening
4. Riding the Startup Rollercoaster
Lifecycle, trajectory, metrics, ownership
5. Evaluate, Examine, Explore
Timing, team, market, business model, expertise
6. Diligently Digging Deep
Financial models, competitive landscape, risk analysis
7. Titan of the Term Sheets
Deal structuring, legal best practices, common pitfalls
8. From Novice to Networked
Becoming an insider, building your brand, co-invest
9. Ways to Win, Win, Win
Chasing deals, negotiation, value-add, comms, expectations
10. Powerful Portfolio Management
Follow-on, data & updates, portfolio balancing