Margarita is an extraordinary talent, combining entrepreneurial zeal and energy with an ability to visualize and design web experiences. She successfully launched our Ricoh Innovations Lab with a first offering, ICandy, evangelizing this through both an online and physical presence at key user and developer forums. She is an expert on social networking and GenY …

Peter Hart, Ricoh Innovations

Margarita is a spectacular mentor and phenomenal group leader. She is highly organized, excellent at motivating team members and managing complex projects. As a mentor, she is both understanding of setbacks and always finds a creative and effective way to overcome any obstacle. I highly recommend her for any sort of project requiring a systems …

Dave Miller, Stanford University

Margarita is a top shelf speaker. I heard her speak at twice onNetworking. She is an informative, insightful and very powerfulpresenter. I loved her sense of humor and interactive, easy style.

Conchita Franco Serri, Caroami

Margarita has brought new energy to the organization. She’s done a fantastic job in building the membership and expanding the organization’s reach.

Steve Montoya, Hispanic-Net

I have known Margarita for many years and had the opportunityto work with her on several projects at Hispanic-Net and other ventures. She has made a major impact since joining our Board by leading our Marketing efforts with her expertise, teamwork and sense of urgency.

Walter Tijiboy, Hispanic-Net

Margarita mentored the Reuters fellows and was invited to be a featured speaker on microfinance and the Mexican diapsora. She immediately grasps the salient points of a technology or project. She coached fellows on pitchingtheir ideas, improving immeasurably our presentation skills and opportunities. Margarita’s insights into the opportunties and user needs for microfinance are invaluable.

Laura Cuozzo Guarnotta, Google

Margarita led the WTC [Astia] from inception to international reknown. Accomplishments: selection of startups(some became industry leaders),high press profile, events (eg. technology roundtable with Hilary Clinton,) facilitating $80 million in venture capital and building a network of women in technology. During the blistering pace she never once lost her sense of humor and warm smile.

Mona Lisa Wallace, startup founder, Astia incubator

Margarita is a unique person in Silicon valley who approached her business dealings with a personal touch. Her ability to cut through to the emotional heart of the matter and the underlying dynamics between team members complements her business savvy and strong understanding of markets and business models. Her global vision and concern for the …

Sameer Bhatia, startup founder, NewVista Capital portfolio

Margarita is a professional who has the technology and organizational vision of a CEO, the detailed operational focus of a COO and the customer-focus of a customer care rep. A rare combination of successful qualities.

Fritz Jordan

From the moment we met as Fellows at Stanford, Margarita stood out as one of the very few Venture Capitalists who understood that Social Capital was far more valuable, important, and (potentially) abundant than financial capital as a force for good in the world.  Since that time, Margarita has been an invaluable advisor and thoughtful …

Greg Wolff, Unamesa