Rebeca Hwang

Rebeca is a venture capital investor who has collected experiences as innovator and inventor, founder and entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, educator and ecosystem builder.

Rebeca is a venture capital investor who has collected experiences as innovator and inventor, founder and entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, educator and ecosystem builder. Most recently, Rebeca co-founded Kalei Ventures, which invests in early stage technology startups from Latin America. Prior to Kalei, Rebeca was co-founder and managing director at Rivet Ventures, which focuses in companies targeting women-led markets where female usage, decision-making and purchasing are crucial to company growth. Rebeca is also co-founder of the San Francisco-born startup YouNoodle, which helps companies and governments engage with communities of entrepreneurs for open innovation and co-creation of products and services. Rebeca is proud to be a member of the board of directors for the Global Entrepreneurship Network and ImagineH2O.org.

Rebeca is also a TED speaker, having delivered talks in 2018 in Vancouver and NYC. She was a recipient of the MIT 35 under 35 Award in 2012 and 2013, named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2012 and was a winner of the MIT IDEAS PRIZE and Lemelson Prize in 2002. She was also awarded 12 U.S. patents.

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Seapei Mafoyane
Founder, Espy Advisory and Former CEO, Black Umbrellas, South Africa
Jeff Hoffman
Chairman Of The Board
Elizabeth Gore
Co-Founder + President, Hello Alice
Dr William Durban
Co-founder, Financial Inclusion Africa