Life doesn’t always go as planned – just ask this woman in tech. She’s one of a growing number of serial entrepreneurs. She’s also an investor and guest of our Grit Daily News Like a Boss podcast. She holds Master’s degrees in computer science and science entrepreneurship.
Meet Consuelo Valverde, founder and managing partner of SV LatAm Capital. As an investor / operator, Valverde began her journey into entrepreneurship early. Graduating with an electrical engineering degree, she noticed that there were few positions available to her in Mexico.
Undaunted, she started her own company even after her father told her to choose a different path. At just 21 years of age, she founded her first tech company. Combining manufacturing with IT training, Valverde was getting noticed for doing things differently. She took charge of her own destiny. And embarked on a path followed by many entrepreneurs. As it often plays out, one startup leads to another, then another, and then another. Entrepreneurs commonly evolve from operators into investors.
Entrepreneurs look back to look ahead
On the podcast, we asked her to comment on the differences between today’s entrepreneurs and those who began their journeys back when she did. Valverde says, “Many of the traits of entrepreneurs of today are the same as when I started my journey; we all want to change the world and create enormous value.”
Creating value is precisely what Valverde does. In fact, one of the companies in her portfolio (Clip) was just minted as a Unicorn. That’s a first for SV LatAm Capital – but it’s unlikely to be their last. She makes a point of investing in extraordinary entrepreneurs who aim to transform the world, particularly in health and the environment. Valverde says:
COVID has removed many barriers since you can now meet remotely with venture capitalists. The talent is everywhere but there is still bias that limits access. My biggest motivation everyday is in supporting those entrepreneurs. It’s important to not let anything be a barrier to achieving what you want in life; just create the opportunity for yourself.
Entrepreneurs have uncommonly high levels of resilience and grit. Why? Because they have to. There are long days, dark days, and difficult days. Yet entrepreneurs have to work through it and find a way to move forward.
Want more insights? Then tune into the Grit Daily News Like a Boss podcast to listen to this extraordinary leader. SV LatAm Capital is looking for “extraordinary entrepreneurs that have the grit and ambition to transform societies, the environment, and health on a global scale.”