Golden Seeds

Are you ready for an angel investment?

Entrepreneurs meet these tests of readiness:

–  Product is in beta (versus alpha) stage of development and has been created with input from clients or potential clients.
–  Company has some “proof of concept” revenue.
–  Typical pre-money valuation below $5M.
–  Typically seeking to raise $250K-$2M.
–  Consumer product companies that have annual run rate revenue of over $1M and gross margins over 40%.

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NJEDA-Golden Seeds Partnership

Governor Phil Murphy’s comprehensive plan for building a stronger and fairer economy in New Jersey includes a goal of creating the most diverse innovation ecosystem in the nation and doubling venture capital in the state. Furthermore, the Governor’s plan calls for closing the racial and gender wage and employment gaps. One means of closing wage and employment gaps is to close the funding gap for female-led startups. 

In support of this goal, the NJEDA has worked with First Lady Tammy Murphy to organize a New Jersey chapter of Golden Seeds to focus on New Jersey women-led businesses.

Golden Seeds is an angel investment firm dedicated to pursuing positive investment returns through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. The group was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in NYC. Golden Seeds membership of about 300 members is dedicated to evaluating, funding and helping companies with at least one woman in an upper management role who has an equity position.

Through a partnership with Golden Seeds, the NJEDA is creating the opportunity to increase available capital for women-led businesses as well as mentoring women entrepreneurs with an anticipated outcome of supporting and growing New Jersey women-led businesses. This partnership creates an economy for women led businesses to thrive and closes the racial and gender wage and employment gaps.

With a Golden Seeds chapter in New Jersey, members will be able to work together to identify investment opportunities, conduct due diligence, monitor the companies’ progress and provide needed support. This contributes to creating a strong, cohesive and robust angel investing community that will contribute to the growth of women in the C-suite.

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SunRay Scientific

An advance electronics materials manufacturer developing novel electrical interconnection technology to make microscopic flexible circuitry. Our patented conductive adhesives allow for building electronic circuitry that is flexible and can be printed on curved materials or textiles. SunRay’s target market is flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) and semiconductor packaging markets. Our target customers are electronics manufacturers in various industries including medical, automotive, defense, and consumer products. We generate revenue through material sales, licensing/leasing, engineering services, and federal grant programs.

Madhu Stemmermann

Otava, Inc

Otava, Inc. located in Moorestown, NJ, is delivering forward thinking chip, hardware and software solutions for emerging 5G, satellite and defense vertical markets. Otava is in a business critical to our national security and is interested in leveraging federal funding under the Chips Act to continue to grow their state and local impact, which is possible due to the early investing from Golden Seeds

Victoria Pereira

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