Thank you to our presenters for sharing their expertise, insight and time with our guests at the Angel Summit of the Americas inaugural event in Cancun.

Meet Our Angel Summit of the Americas' Speakers

The Summit program is designed to facilitate more cross border deals, showcase the hottest companies from across the Americas, provide educational insights to investors, improve technical skills and best practices, enable networking opportunities with top angel investors and VC’s across 35 countries, and increase cross-border investment opportunities.



R. Stewart Thompson

Mr. Thompson is the Chairmain and CEO of Valhalla Private Capital. He has been active in the start-up venture space for 25 years as a builder of companies, angel investor, angel group leader and fund manager. Mr. Thompson oversees direct investing of 100 members and 4 funds under management for a total of over $80 million in deployed capital.


Israel Pons

Mr. Pons is CEO and Co-Founding Partner of AngelsNest LATAM where he led the largest initial capital round, $1.2 USDM, for a cross-border investment in a Latin American start-up. Israel developed his academic and professional career during his 24 years in the UK where he later became an Angel Investor moving his efforts back to Mexico.


Mark MacLeod

Mark MacLeod is the founder of SurePath Capital Partners, the premier boutique investment bank focused on the SMB software space. Prior to founding SurePath Mark served as CFO for companies such as Shopify and FreshBooks. In addition, he was a General Partner at Real Ventures.


Rahul Sood

Rahul Sood is the Co-founder and CEO of Unikrn, a ventured backed eSports company with investors such as Ashton Kutcher, Mark Cuban, Liz Murdoch, Shari Redstone, Binary and many others. Prior to Unikrn Rahul founded Voodoo PC, joined Microsoft, and is an active angel Investor, is an advisor, and mentors, many companies.


Sebastian Vidal

Sebastian Vidal is the Executive Director of Parallel18 an international Startup Program based in Puerto Rico that support Latino startup to grow in the United States Market, hosted by the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and ResearchTrust.


Ziad H. Moukheiber

Ziad Moukheiber is CEO of Boston Harbor Angels one of the leading angel investing groups in the US. He is also Managing Partner at EQX Fund LLC, an angel and early stage investment fund focusing on Life Sciences and IT. In 1998, he founded, and with his team built SilverSword into a leading IT consulting company which was acquired in 2015 by NSK Inc.


Luke Krueger

Co-Founder Valhalla Private Capital. Luke is passionate for startups, technology, innovation, and emerging market entrepreneurs. I am an experienced entrepreneur, angel investor, and board member for both social and startup companies. 


Alejandro Delgado Ayala

Alejandro Delgado Ayala is President of the National institute of the Entrepreneur. He is licensed in law and has a master´s degree in international law. His experience includes the Head of the Institutional Support and Relations Unit, ProMexico; Director General of International Legal Affairs, PGR and Bank of Mexico.


Yuri Navarro

CEO & Executive Director of National Angel Capital Organization
Business strategy professional with expertise in early stage finance, clean technology and public policy development.


Jennifer Reyna

CEO of GasZen. Finding new opportunities in sustainable and
transcendental businesses models that positively impact our society.


Adam Keynes

Adam Keynes is Founder and General Partner of the MicroVenture Capital Bizrupt®, currently LATAM's most active technology VC with an average of one investment per month. He is Senior Partner at Freeman Financial, with more than 10 years of experience in M ​​& A and business financing. As an entrepreneur, he founded and exited 4 companies before the age of 28.


Alejandro Freund

Alejandro Freund is Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer YaEsta, a top E-commerce company in Ecuador. He has built a 20 person team over the last 4 years and led YaEsta to 2 successful rounds of funding from renowned investors from multiple countries. Currently, YaEsta is closing their 3rd round to accelerate growth to dominate the E-commerce market.


Myriam Lazarte

Miryam Lazarte is an international business development and marketing professional currently working as a CEO of LatAm Startups, a non-profit corporation based in Toronto Canada helping startups to scale. Miryam is a pioneer connecting the Latin American and Canadian startup ecosystems, having more than 10 years experience working with technology companies supporting the internationalization of their services. Miryam has developed skills in business strategy, marketing and sales, project management and business analysis between others.


Sebastian Acosta

Sebastian Acosta Checa - Founder & CEO of ISBIT, Next Generation Blockchain Payments and Trading.


Cyprien Decidata

Cyprien is product architect, systems thinking nerd, with an academic background in quantitative economics from École Polytechnique and HEC Paris. He previously worked as a commodity derivatives trader for a Canadian bank and a strategy consultant and product manager for the French Yellow Pages.  He is currently build ing the future of programmatic advertising in a multiscreen world.


Martin Jara Herrera

Martin Jara Herrera is Co-founder & Managing Director of, Ecuador's leading eCommerce. He works to change the path of commerce within Ecuador and spends most of his working hours demonstrating to clients that YaEsta will improve the quality of their life.


Enrique Martin

Enrique Martín Sánchez is the COO of Angels Nest Latam. He has led the organization to make 6 investments and develop a network of 180 angel investors in the first 12 months of operation. He is a creator of new business units from conception and has worked to scale business in the telecommunications, finance and retail industries.


Luis Pedraza

Luis Pedraza is CEO, PAG ADVISORY. His practice includes operations in areas of financing and investments in debt and equity; M&A, strategic alliances, structuring public-private partnership schemes, public tenders, real estate and hotel industry, foreign investments and working with national and foreign clients on international transactional matters.

Thank you to all those that attended our inaugural event in Cancun on April 12 & 13, 2018.