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Eliseo Velasquez

Venture Capital Consultant

Eli is founder & CEO of Capital Stack Investors, a global innovation strategy and venture advisory firm. He is also

founder & Managing Partner of the Investors of Color, a U.S. network of diverse accredited investors syndicating

investments into early stage companies and emerging funds. He also serves as a Capital Advisor to the University

City Science Center advising on their healthcare innovation investment strategy. He is an angel investor and

Limited Partner in a series of venture funds.

His board and advisory service currently includes Angel Capital Association Board Member; Hispanics in

Philanthropy Board Member and Investment Committee; Founders First Capital Board Member; and Stanford

Latino Business Action Network Capital Advisor.

In his prior role, he oversaw the U.S. State Department Global Investors Program, supporting and launching

innovation and investor initiatives in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, North Macedonia, Morocco,

Indonesia, Egypt, Vietnam, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Colombia. He also served as a Venture Development

expert for the European Investment Fund’s Turkish Technology Transfer Accelerator.

Before that he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for the Texas Tech University Office of Technology

Commercialization, where he also served as Executive Director of the Greater West Texas Regional Center of

Innovation and Commercialization (RCIC), and co-founder and Executive Director of the Lubbock Angel Network.

In this role, he raised three innovation funds totaling $2M focused on funding acceleration, university startups, and

industry-university partnerships. He is a National Science Foundation I-Corps Nationally Certified Instructor with

deep expertise in commercialization, angel & venture capital, and innovation strategy. His efforts in Texas led to

over $20M in funding for startups, entrepreneurship programs, and proof of concept funds.

Prior to that Mr. Velasquez was co-founder and Executive Director of Innovate El Paso. Through his tenure, he

helped six organizations access $9.5M from the state of Texas Emerging Technology Fund. He also managed the

Camino Real Angel group conducting deal screening, due diligence and portfolio management. He went onto co-

found El Paso’s first technology business incubator, recruited El Paso’s first full-fledged patent firm, and launched

one of only three applied entrepreneurship programs for women in Texas.

Upon returning to his hometown of El Paso, TX, he was co-founder and Technical Director for the Bi-National

Sustainability Laboratory, an organization that promoted the commercialization of technology-based projects on

the U.S.-Mexico border. He was responsible for developing commercialization and incubation programs, along

with intellectual property awareness and protection strategies.

Mr. Velasquez started his career with the Boeing Company in southern California, initially within the Integrated

Defense Systems (IDS) group where he was assigned as to work on the Delta Family of Evolved Expendable Launch

Vehicles. In his last two years at Boeing, he worked as an Intellectual Property Consultant within the Intellectual

Property Business unit.

He obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and a J.D. degree with an Intellectual

Property Law Certificate from Whittier Law School.

Eli does not work for Golden Wealth Capital exclusively; he does not receive kickbacks and he does not pay any kickbacks to us. His advice is unbiased.

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