On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Luis Rivera, Managing Director at HEXA Global Ventures.
Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Richardson, Texas, HEXA Global Ventures is a seed capital investment firm that brings more than just capital. They have created an ecosystem consisting of resources, experience, talent, and specific service companies to help visionary entrepreneurs shape the best ideas into great companies. HEXA believes all companies are different and do not provide a standard program with a fixed end date. They work with the company and its founders on an ongoing basis to ensure that they stay focused, grow their companies, and anticipate any issues that might prevent them from achieving their dreams.
Luis is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and came to the US at the age of 13 when he moved to New Hampshire to go to high school. Needless to say, he had a rude awakening his first winter there! Seeking warmer weather, he moved to California where he attended Claremont McKenna College. After graduating, he moved to the Bay Area and started his career in tech.
Luis joined HEXA Ventures at the beginning of 2021, after more than 25 years of sales and operational experience in the world of tech. He has guided technology companies through major transitions, such as initial public offerings, acquisitions, and rapid global growth. Before HEXA, he was Chief Revenue Officer at Aptology Corp where he helped the company penetrate accounts such as ADP, Atlassian, Google Cloud, and others. Prior to Aptology, Luis was SVP of Strategy and Growth at TalentGuard Inc. He also served as Senior VP of Sales at Saba Software where he led the global go-to-market strategy for all HR sales-related products. Luis has held several global executive and sales leadership positions, including 10 years at Lyris, where he led the company from $4M to $55M dollars in revenue. During his tenure, Lyris acquired multiple companies and became public.
Luis discusses his investment thesis and some of the companies HEXA has invested in. He also advises startups and investors and shares some of the challenges they face.
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