ANGELIKA BLENDSTRUP, PH.D.
VENTURE PARTNER & CHIEF ENTREPRENEUR EVANGELIST
Having moved 34 times, and speaking 5 languages (German, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French), Dr. Blendstrup leverages her background to help international executives and start-up entrepreneurs find their voice in Silicon Valley.
Angelika is the Venture Partner of SV LATAM Fund. Deal flow and entrepreneur evangelist. The team shares a passion for technology, entrepreneurs, success and America, beyond the border all the way down to Tierra del Fuego, the whole continent that is.
Dr. Blendstrup is the Co-founder of Zfunction University LLC Latin America's Tech Entrepreneurship Program in Silicon Valley California, training, mentoring and advising entrepreneurs in the biotechnology, diagnostics and health services, financial services, e-commerce, robotics, energy, education and software.
She is also the Founder & Principal of Angelika Blendstrup & Associates where she coaches international executives and entrepreneurs from Google and Cisco to Facebook, coming from Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Chile and European countries, on their US communication skills to make them effective and efficient for the US business market. Her focus in her work is on investor pitching, presenting in an American style, personal branding, written business communications and accent reduction.
In addition she mentors and does pitch training with international entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Organizations & Funds: 500 Startups, UpWest Labs (Israel), Silicon House [Brazil], Startup Embassy [Spain], Brazil Innovators, Endeavor (Global), Imagine (Spain) and Deep Dive (Russia). She is also Advisor on digital strategies for European based companies. Angelika has been a judge at Startup Chile.]
Angelika has written two books: They Made It!, Happy About Publisher, 2008 and Communicating the American Way, Happy About Publisher, 2008
Angelika holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and English Studies, Education Psychology from the Universitaet Tuebingen (Germany), a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature – German, French and English Literatures from UC Berkeley (California, United States),a PhD in Bilingual, Bicultural Education from Stanford University (California, United States) and in 2012, she attended Singularity University’s Executive Program: Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, AI & Robotics, Medicine & Neuroscience, Nanotechnology.