CONSUELO VALVERDE, M.S.C., M.S. Sc., Kauffman Fellow


Entrepreneur turned VC with a strong focus on high impact companies, Consuelo is an Electrical Engineer with a Master’s in Computer Science and an MBA in Science Entrepreneurship. She was granted an O-1 Visa - for “Aliens with Exceptional Abilities” in business by the US Government.

Consuelo has 25 years of experience as a tech entrepreneur, more than 10 years as an investor and 6 years as fund manager.

She is Founding and Managing Partner of SV LATAM Fund, a VC fund with a Latin American focus and has been responsible for the entire fundraising process. She and the team share a passion for technology, entrepreneurs, success - all related to Latin America.

Consuelo is also Co-founder of Zfunction University LLC in Silicon Valley, California, training, mentoring and advising entrepreneurs in biotechnology, diagnostics and health services, financial services, e-commerce, robotics, energy, education and software.

She is the Co-founder of Expansion Bridge LLC in San Francisco, California, a company providing software development teams to startups seeking to accelerate time to market, and to fast growing enterprise and mobile companies. Expansion Bridge has had a 400% growth in sales per year for the past two years.

Consuelo advises start-ups and INC 500 companies in Silicon Valley and Latin America.

Consuelo holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida), a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Tech Institute of Monterrey (Morelos, Mexico), and a Master’s Degree in Science Entrepreneurship from Sir Cass Business School (London, United Kingdom) where she graduated with Merits. She also took graduate courses towards the PhD program in Genomics Medicine UNAM, at the Consortium for the Institute of Genomic Medicine.

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