FI  The Perkins Fund

     Office Locations:

San Francisco, CA



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 2016 by industry veteran Sonja Hoel Perkins, the fund focuses on high technology companies that fill an unmet market need that can only be solved through a combination of technology, marketing savvy and hard work. The fund typically invests in less than 10% of a round and selectively considers board seats. While typically not a board member, the Perkins Fund provides incredible value in fund raising, market positioning and general business strategy. The Perkins Fund has invested in dozens of companies with entrepreneurs of high character and capability. While the Perkins Fund does not only invest in women, over 50% of the Perkins Fund founders are women compared to a venture capital industry average of less than 15%. The fund's focus is on long term, lasting relationships with entrepreneurs. Over 30% of the founders have been backed by founder Sonja Hoel Perkins in the past. The Perkins Fund invests in all stages, including seed, startup and late stage deals. Sonja is the founder of Broadway Angels, an investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women. In addition, Sonja is the founder of Project Glimmer, a nonprofit that inspires at-risk teenage girls and women to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Sonja Hoel Perkins Managing Director and Founder
    Stacey Estrella Advisor


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