Broadway Angels is an angel investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women. Each member has decades of experience investing...more in and managing the best technology companies in the world. All have have been General Partners in venture capital firms or Senior Executives in top technology companies. All have built great careers and amazing relationships with entrepreneurs and executives.
Founder, Managing Director
2016 - Present (over 2 years)
The Perkins Fund, managed by industry veteran Sonja Hoel Perkins, invests in people and companies that matter. The fund invests in early-stage, high-technology companies...more that fill unmet market needs - only solved through technology, marketing savvy and hard work. With over 35 companies, each entrepreneur is of high character and skill. Investments include 128 Technology, Bitsight, GridGain, Hint, 1 Mainstream (acquired by Cisco), Rocksbox, Tempered Networks, The Real Real and UrbanSitter.
Sonja Hoel Perkins invests broadly in all stages and areas of information technology. I invest in opportunities that fill an unmet market need - that can be solved through a combination of technology, marketing savvy, and hard work. I am a valuable advisor and board member.
I am considered one of the best-performing and most senior women in venture capital. My career “home runs” — where I was the start-up investor — include AcmePacket (APKT), F5 Networks (FFIV), McAfee Associates (acquired by Intel) and Q1 Labs (acquired by IBM). I also have many “doubles” and “triples”. My track record with Internet, security, communication and enterprise companies is outstanding. Several of my investments have achieved multi-billion dollar valuations. I have been named Menlo Ventures' "Investor of the Year" 6 times - more than any other partner in the firm's history. In 2015, I was ranked by Worth Magazine #98 among the 100 Most Powerful People in Finance in the World.
I am looking for companies with the potential to become the market leader in information technology - including consumer, enterprise and infrastructure. I rely deeply on the character and capability of entrepreneurs and CEOs. I am deeply passionate about solving problems that matter.