We Help SOF Technology Companies Grow


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Operators Have Tough Challenges

You Have Technology Solutions

We Know The Way


SOFXelerator is a business accelerator delivering capital for technology companies to build, launch, and grow their SOF technology solutions. SOFXelerator is majority owned by SOFX, a community of more than 15,000 operators, leaders, and technologists working to fight evil and avert suffering at scale.  We believe in empowering our members to turn innovation into breakout successes giving SOF an unfair advantage.



  • Advisors: Our broad and deep team of consultants guide you to success.  Many of our team members are former operators and all advisors are SOF acquisition experts.  We are united in one common mission, tireless support to the operators.

  • Affiliates: Our team of affiliates provide legal, finance, and other key capabilities to ensure your business success.  All have intimate understanding of the SOF market.

  • Community: Share visibility of your product with our community of 15,000+ operators and leaders in our daily SOFX Media Newsletter.

  • Collaborators: Contact and collaborate with our private group of 700+ individual military, government, and industry leaders.



  • Talent: You get discounted access to the SOFX Talent platform, a full-service global recruiting agency led by special operations veterans and serving SOF veteran/military and civilian/corporate clients alike. Our reach into the industry and special operations community is unmatched.

  • SOFX Fellows: Have active duty SOF operators and supporting military personnel work for your company at zero salary cost during their final months of active duty.  You give them challenging assignments and we give them the job training necessary to comply with this Government funded program.


  • Interns:  We help you recruit college interns eager to start a career in the SOF technology industry.  This service is free to all corporate members.



  • SOFX BLACK: Never miss an opportunity to win non-dilutive Government funding with SOFX BLACK emails notifying you as soon as SOF tech early stage funding, RFIs, RFPs, and key events are announced by the Government.

  • SOF Market Playbooks: The SOF technology market is a dizzying labyrinth of acquisition processes, rules, and regulations.  Members get our 60-page SOF Technology Essentials or the 130-page Delivering Defense Innovation eBooks with access to billions  in Government funding sources.

  • Go-to-Market Strategy: Get discounts on our High Acquisition Level Overview (HALO) report providing a comprehensive success plan including competitive analysis culled from our proprietary database of 1,000+ SOF tech companies.



  • Venture Capital Network: Get access to our growing network of VCs with investment themes oriented toward the national and homeland security technology markets.

  • Investment Banking Services: Get premier services for Securities offered exclusively through Wavecrest Securities, Inc. a FINRA registered Broker Dealer with our in-house Series 7 licensed expertise.

  • Government / Venture Capital Matching: The Government is increasingly expanding programs to match Government with Venture Capital investments.  Our team can help you identify the contract opportunities to access these matching funds.



The SOFXelerator was formed in May 2020 by combining three capabilities into one comprehensive accelerator platform. 

  • SOFX: Founded in 2013 by former Navy SEAL, Sam Havelock., a career Naval and Marine Corps officer, technologist, and SOCOM program manager.​  Havelock commanded numerous operational units across a variety of echelons of SOF, including the battalion level. ​SOFX has an advisory board and steering committee that includes a number of top ranking former SOF Flag Officers, Senior Executive Service members, and retired SOF industry leaders including ​Adm. Eric Olson (Ret): 4-Star, Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command​, Mr. James W. Cluck: Former CIO & Acquisition Director of USSOCOM​, and J.J. Marie, Founder & Former CEO of Zodiac Boats.

  • SOF Technology Association (SOFTA): A non-profit 501(c)6 founded by SOFXelerator Managing Partner, Tony Gray, in May 2017.  As former National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Tampa Bay Chapter President, Tony rapidly grew the chapter to hundreds of members through valuable engagement with USSOCOM.  He was struck by the number of entrepreneurs eager to collaborate but, unable to efficiently connect and collaborate globally on SOF Technology opportunities.  So, Tony assembled the private SOFTA network of 700+ thought leaders in military, government, and industry.  

  • SOFACC LLC: Founded by Tony Gray, Sam Havelock, former SEAL Team Commander, CAPT Tucker Campion, and Mike Cooper, former Special Forces, in May 2018 for accessing a deep and broad network of SOF acquisition experts guiding industry to success.


SOFXelerator is located in Tampa's Ybor City in close proximity to USSOCOM and the SOFWERX facilities.

1228 East 7th Avenue

Suite 200

Tampa, FL 33605

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