Earl Valencia

Founding Partner

Earl is a venture advisor for start-ups and corporate innovation teams where he focuses on growing companies or emerging business units from seed to scale. Based in San Francisco, he is currently a Managing Director at Charles Schwab Company.


He was part of the Advanced Engineering team for Dell EMC and previously was the Program Manager for Corporate Data at Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund. He is passionate about the intersection of innovation and impact and is a member of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders community.

He was a Business Incubation Manager at Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Group in Silicon Valley, a Senior Systems Engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in Los Angeles and worked in VC firms H&Q Asia Pacific in Manila and Investor Growth Capital in Menlo Park. 

Earl obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from Boston University, a Masters in Systems Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. 

San Francisco, CA, USA
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