Elias grew up in Panama, where he studied Engineering and worked as a consultant on driving innovation and technology adoption. Later he came to the US and completed his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at Georgia Tech and then moved to Silicon Valley. Elias joined Cisco and later Hitron, where he drove innovation, solved bottlenecks, launched products, and created new markets.
Since 2019, Elias has built relationships with >200 Entrepreneurs, Executives, and VCs at over 60 events in the Bay Area. He developed a passion for venture capital and partnered with VC Taskforce’s founders to lead and drive CVC programs, where startups and CVCs come together to find investment synergies.