Texas Medical Center Venture Fund
Juliana Garaizar is the new Director of the Texas Medical Center Venture Fund. Board Member of the Angel Capital Association, Juliana is also a Senior Advisor of the Portfolia Consumer Fund and Rising Tide Fund and a Kauffman Fellow. Juliana was the Managing Director Houston Angel Network (most active US network in 2015-2017) and of the Sophia Business Angels network (best European network in 2010). Previously Juliana managed Antipolis Innovation Campus, the Business Innovation Centre in the French Riviera, as well as several International Projects funded by the European Commission. She started her career in Singapore: first as an International Trade Consultant for the Trade Commission of Spain in a broad range of industry sectors and then as a Project Manager for the Asia Technology Office of Citigroup, leading projects at international level in Europe, Latin America and Japan.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Juliana obtained an MBA at the London Business School where she majored in entrepreneurship and was Co-President of the LBS Net Impact Chapter. Juliana is a graduate of the Universidad Comercial de Deusto in Spain, and holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in finance.
Juliana continues her engagement with entrepreneurship by teaching at Skema Business School and mentors several companies in Houston and globally
As a member of Class 18, Juliana served her fellowship at the Houston Angel Network under the mentorship of HAN Chairman, David Steakley.