—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 mainstream 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, Shanghai Slush, Finland Slush, Startup Weekend, SXSW 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.com.