Director, TMC Venture Fund, Texas Medical Center
Juliana Garaizar is the new Director of the TMC Venture Fund. Board Member of the Angel Capital Association, Juliana is also a Senior Advisor of the Portfolia Consumer Fund and Rising Tide Fund, an Investment Committee Member of the Texas Medical Center 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 (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.
Juliana obtained an MBA at the London Business School and Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, specializing in Entrepreneurship. She is President of one of Sophia Business Angels sidecar funds SBA ISF Holding, Expert Committee Member of Success Europe Fund (best European early stage fund in 2010) and a member of the University of Houston Cougar Venture Fund Advisory Committee. Juliana is a member of the Angel Capital Association Marketing and Membership Committees and of Ignite, a health-focused women investment group as well as the Early Stage Investing Education Chair for of Houston Exponential’s Steering Committee. International Founding Member of Istanbul’s Galata Business Angels Juliana also helped WEangels get started, focusing on investing in Latin American Women Entrepreneurs.