César Salazar is a Partner at 500 Startups. Since 2011, he has invested in over 90 early stage companies in Latin America, Europe and the United States.

In 2014, Revista Expansión –the major business outlet in the country– recognised his contributions and potential, featuring him on the cover of its “30 Promesas en los 30” issue.

César was a founding partner of Mexican.VC, the first Silicon Valley seed fund dedicated to Mexican startups. In 2012, 500 Startups acquired Mexican.VC and brought César in as the 6th member of its investment team.

As a speaker, he has been invited to present at EmTech by MIT Technology Review, Google, Stanford, Kellogg, Wharton, Harvard and other global forums. Additionally, César is an Endeavor Mentor and a Regional Advisor to UP Global, the leading entrepreneurship education initiative in the world.