Fellows Directory

Consuelo Valverde


Consuelo Valverde is the co-founder and managing partner of SV LATAM Fund and ZFunction University, Latin America's tech entrepreneurship program in the heart of Silicon Valley. She was granted an O-1 Visa (for 'Aliens with Exceptional Abilities') by the US government.

At the age of 21, Consuelo founded a PC manufacturing company in Mexico and later an IT training institute preparing programmers and software developers. In the 1990s she was the youngest professor at the Tech Institute of Monterrey's School of Engineering, Morelos Campus.

Consuelo founded Expansion Bridge, providing software development teams to startups seeking to accelerate time to market. Earlier, Consuelo founded FOMIX Morelos, an S&T investment fund; CEMITT, a public innovation center; STiEX UK ' Mexico, an innovation program; Morelos Museum of Science; and Hypatia, a science awareness magazine.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Consuelo holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami, where she was the President of the Council of International Students and Organizations and was distinguished with the 'Special Commendation Award' and 'Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges'. She also holds a Master's degree in computer science from ITESM and a Master's in science entrepreneurship, with Merit, from Sir Cass Business School in London, United Kingdom, where she was a finalist in the 'Simfonec Business Plan Challenge 2004'.

She received the IEEE 'Distinguished Engineer' Award in Mexico and was the President of the Information Systems Committee for the State, Public, and Municipal Administration (CIAPEM).

As a member of Class 19, Consuelo performed her fellowship at SV LATAM Fund under the mentorship of Ankur Jain of Nexus Venture Partners.