Investor Connect: Jose Luis Silva of Dux Capital

Investor Connect: Jose Luis Silva of Dux Capital

September 1, 2023 by investor

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes José Luis Silva, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Dux Capital.

Located in Austin, Texas, USA, Dux Capital is a standout in American venture capital, prioritizing early-stage Latinx-led startups to counter the disproportionate funding gap they face. Committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dux Capital empowers underrepresented voices in investments, nurturing portfolio companies with an eye on both financial and societal gains. 

Their 2018 fund of $8 million, backed by Institutional LPs and high net worth individuals, cemented their role as vital supporters of Latinx entrepreneurs, making them a natural choice for those seeking seed funding. Dux Capital’s influence illuminates a path of positive change through finance, spotlighting the potential for transformation, one investment at a time.

José Luis Silva, the visionary co-founder of Dux Capital, is celebrated for his fervent pursuit of growth, financial expertise, and startup innovation, alongside a passion for golf and tennis. At the helm of the fund, he orchestrates a symphony of roles, shaping investment strategies, curating portfolios, nurturing emerging startups, and sculpting pivotal portfolio investments, including Refly, aTexto, Trato, Epica, Mozper, Koomkin, and Boundless Robotics. 

Beyond Dux Capital, José Luis’s dynamic entrepreneurial journey spans Insurtech, Foodtech, Consultancy, and Advertising, marked by inventive business models, successful fundraising campaigns, and a global perspective enriched by academic laurels from IE Business School in Madrid and Singapore Management University. Jose holds a BA in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Jose shares his investment thesis, the value of active and non-invasive investment, leading rounds, and fostering relationships. He also highlights resourceful platforms like PitchBook, Crunchbase, and Quaida for venture capital insights. Silva envisions combining blockchain, crypto, and FinTech to revolutionize remittance services for Latinos, closing the funding gap while creating a sustainable impact.

Visit Dux Capital at,, and on @DUX_Capital. 

Reach out to Jose at,, and @jl_silvav. 

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