The Florida Venture Forum's "Member Spotlight" recognizes industry experts, capital providers and other professionals who are making an impact in their communities, and who support the Forum's mission of fostering a thriving entrepreneurial economy. Each month the Forum will point the spotlight at a select group of featured members to create more connectivity and showcase the diverse professionals in our membership.

Our featured member this month is Sofia Blanno, Fund Administrator at Tamiami Angel Fund IV, LLC

Q: Tell us about your role at your company.

A: "Blanno is the Fund Administrator of T4.  She is responsible for operational support and administration to the Executive Committee and the membership.  Blanno’s support relieves members from the extensive administrative burden associated with the evaluation of investment opportunities, structuring of investments, legal closing of investments, and remaining abreast of portfolio company progress.  She manages T4’s deal flow, arranging and running all investor meetings, onboarding investors, and creating all documentation (i.e. meeting minutes, subscription booklets, invoices, investment memorandums) to support all T4 Committees and Members.  Blanno reports directly to the Tamiami Angel Funds, Chairman, Tim Cartwright."

Q: What helped you the most to prepare for your present role?

A: "Being a collegiate entrepreneur, serving as president of the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization at Florida Gulf Coast University, and majoring in entrepreneurship prepared Blanno for her Fund Administration role at the Tamiami Family of Angel Funds."

Q: Tell us something about yourself that not many people know.

A: "In College, Blanno founded a Fashion Subscription Package company, Best Dressed, which she ran for two years until pivoting it into an online boutique.  Blanno also played Division 1 Varsity Tennis at Auburn University from 2015 to 2016 and at Florida Gulf Coast University from 2016 to 2019."

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