Earl Valencia, 

Venture Advisor and 

Corporate Innovation Leader 

Impact. Innovation. Speed of Execution.

Earl Martin Valencia Biography

Earl is a venture advisor for start-ups and corporate innovation teams. Based in New York, he is currently part of the Office of the Converged CTO for Dell EMC where he leads the Technical Advisory Board and developed the New Product Innovation framework for the multi-billion dollar division. He is an active organizer and mentor for Startup Weekend New York focused on AI, Block chain and Social Impact. He was also the Program Manager for Corporate Data at Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund leading the Partnership Management, Strategy and Project Management functions of the team.


Prior for moving to the NY-area, in his aim to support emerging market innovation, Earl spent 4 years in Southeast Asia. Earl co-founded QBO, the National Innovation Center of the Philippines and IdeaSpace Foundation, an incubator and accelerator based in Manila with $12M in funding and 50+ impact-focused portfolio companies. He was also Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation at Smart Communications, the Philippine's largest mobile provider with 70 Million subscribers, and one of the youngest corporate executives in the top 10 corporations of the country during his time.


He was a Business Incubation Manager at Cisco’s Emerging Technologies Group in Silicon Valley, a Senior Systems Engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in Los Angeles and worked in VC firms H&Q Asia Pacific in Manila and Investor Growth Capital in Menlo Park.


Earl obtained a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from Boston University, a Masters in Systems Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


In the past three years, he was named one of the Manila 40 under 40 by DevEx, the Ten Outstanding Young Men awardee for achievements in Innovation by the President of the Philippines and honored as a Young Global Leader and Davos participant by the World Economic Forum in Geneva.