Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate announces investment in SOCI.



San Francisco, CA: The Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate (SVG), a limited partnership fund investing in early stage, tech-enabled companies with revenue, announces an investment in SOCI. SOCI is a fully managed service that applies social data and technology to deliver better results for agencies and service providers. SOCI’s content engine reveals what’s working for competitors in the target space and provides insight on how to engage new fans.


“Founder Afif Khoury is the kind of experienced, high integrity entrepreneur we like to back,” says Will Bunker, Co-Founder of SVG. Mr. Khoury has spent the last decade involved in startups and venture capital investments, first as a business attorney and advisor, then as an investor and business founder. “Whenever you see a successful startup, someone once made a courageous decision,” said Lee McNutt, business partner of Will Bunker at SVG.


Afif has also established deep roots in media and marketing as the founder of FanGate Media, a white-glove purveyor of digital social engagement tools to high-end brands and agencies. Afif applies his extensive background in business and media to deliver a unique and proven perspective to engagement and social success, and his deep understanding of the interplays of business to consumer models to create the SOCI System.


Russell Lewis, Co-Founder of SVG stated, “The intelligent scheduling system at SOCI posts messages at optimal times to increase the reach and engagement of each message. This kind of edge gives them real power in the market place.”


To learn more about being able to put technology to work by leveraging data to score, rank and recommend high-quality, metric-tested content, please visit the SOCI web site at www.


This is the 17th investment made by the Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate. “It is our goal to create a portfolio of 18 to 25 companies where our ownership interest is 5% to 10% of the company,” said Mr. Russell Lewis, SVG Co-Founder. Investments are focused in the areas of expertise that include: Consumer E Commerce, SaaS enterprise, mobile, social, transactions / commerce business, subscription models, niche markets, lead generation business, dating, business to business solutions, and cross-border opportunities.




For additional information about this topic, please telephone Lee W. McNutt at (214) 537-9311 or email Will Bunker at