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Estela Hernandez

Arrowhead Innovation Fund

Estela Hernandez launched Spinnov8, a business design and strategy consulting firm in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2012 where she works at the intersection of design thinking, business strategy and strategic foresight, helping entrepreneurs and organizations design innovative business models, compelling customer/user experiences, and strategic plans. In January 2016, Estela also launched Arrowhead Innovation Fund GP, Inc. (AIF), a venture capital firm focused on seed and early-stage investments in companies based in New Mexico. Estela served as President, Chair, and Managing Director of Arrowhead Innovation Fund for three years prior to transitioning to the role of Director of Regional Innovation Strategy.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Prior to earning an MBA in design strategy from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Estela earned a Bachelor of Community Health from New Mexico State University and studied interior design with a focus on healthcare facility design at The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago.

Estela served her fellowship at Arrowhead Innovation Fund GP, Inc.; she is a member of Class 20.