Ebetuel (Beto) Pallares was born in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in El Paso, TX. He began his career as a management consultant focused primarily on the telecom industry. He’s also been a start-up entrepreneur, a telecom executive, and restaurateur, a nonprofit director, a venture capitalist, and a professor. Beto’s investment expertise is in seed and early stage venture investments, as well as venture fund creation. He currently advises a family office on fund commitments and direct investments into private operating companies, and is the general partner/fund manager of two funds. Beto enjoys being involved in entrepreneurial transformation, particularly in the Borderplex region where he incorporates best-in-class mentorship, tech tools and resources for start-up founders and aspiring investors. He teaches entrepreneurship and strategic management at New Mexico State University where he holds the Bill and Sharron Sheriff Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship. Beto is a Kauffman Fellow and a Presidio Fellow and over the years has served on the board of over two dozen private companies. He also serves on the board of Exagen, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGN). Beto holds a Ph.D. in International Business Strategy from the University of Texas at El Paso, in addition to an MBA. He received a B.A. in economics from Brandeis University. Beto frequently lectures internationally on topics ranging from tech ecosystem development and start-up mentorship.
Thinking about venture capital, entrepreneurship, or innovation? Are you launching a fund, seeking capital for a startup, or innovating in education? If you are interested in learning more, and would like to schedule time with Beto through Linkedin.