Juliana Garaizar, originally from Spain, is the director of the Houston Angel Network (HAN), the oldest and most active angel network in Texas and 3rd most active in the USA. Through the HAN, more than $60 million has been invested in almost 200 deals since 2001, with $15.3 million invested in 2015 alone. Juliana is “Interested in businesses that change the world and have social impact,” and this drives her work with HAN.

Juliana has previously led Angel Investor networks in the US, France, Singapore and Istanbul. Juliana was the Manager of both the Sophia Business Angels network and Antipolis Innovation Campus, an incubation space in France. She joined the Houston Angel Network as managing director in 2013 with a mission to involve more Angels who serve on volunteer basis and to increase their knowledge and engagement.