Gustavo A. De La Fuente - Biography

Owner and CEO, Intelligent Office of San Diego. Business Center that provides small businesses and start ups with flexible office space, customized reception service, support staff, and administrative services to conduct business professionally, at a fraction of the cost of traditional offices.

Partner, Origo Ventures, a San Diego based venture capital firm that invests in Latin American start ups, particularly in Chile. We provide early stage capital and mentorship. Ours is a hybrid model which capitalizes high quality start ups in Latin America, mentors in Chile and the US and looks for exits in the US primarily. We are also using some of our funds for Mexican start ups, mainly in Baja.

CEO, Omnicable (2007 - 2010), the 7th largest cable television network in Mexico, with operations in three states (Sonora, Baja California and Chihuahua).

Strategic Projects Vice President, Omnicable (2001-2007).

CEO, Editorial Diario de la Frontera (2002-2004; 2007-2010), a regional newspaper group in Sonora, Mexico.

Senior Analyst, Strategic Planning, Visa International Latin America and the Caribbean (1998-1999).

International Banking manager, Bancomer (now Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, BBVA), in Monterrey and Mexico City (1992-1993).

International Relations professor, ITESM (Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey), 1992.

ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Board Member, International Community Foundation (ICF). The organization provides a variety of philanthropic products and services including donor advised funds to individual, corporate and family foundation donors, and agency/friends of funds to non-U.S. non-profit organizations seeking fiscal sponsorship in the United States.

Member, San Diego Chapter of Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the largest angel investor community in the United States, 2010-2012.

Mentor, Endeavor Baja California, Mexico: provides mentorship to profitable small companies; has been a panelist in various entrepreneurial contests.

Board Member of the Mexican Cable Chamber (CANITEC), 2004-2009.

EDUCATION

MBA, Harvard Business School, 1997.

M.A., International Policy Studies, Stanford University, 1991.

B.A., International Relations and French Studies, Stanford University, 1991.

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