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Ernesto Paiz

Ernesto Paiz

Investment Manager, Ecosystem Ventures

Expertise

Ernesto joins us via MicroVentures an equity based crowdfunding platform where he works primarily with early stage portfolio companies. Previously, Ernesto was the investment manager at Ecosystem Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm. Ernesto doubled the size of the firm's portfolio and his investments have led to multiple successful early stage exits for Ecosystem Ventures. Ernesto has led early stage investments across the U.S. and multiple foreign countries. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs on refining and executing their marketing strategies.

Ernesto also has hands on experience in holding multiple roles in various startups across industries such as cloud security, e-publishing and consumer goods.

Ernesto holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, is a published author and played collegiate baseball.