Inspiring | Meaningful | Transformational

Alicia Castillo Holley, PhD
Angel Investor, Author, Speaker
30 years Creating Wealth & Meaning


A World of Possibilities,
Were Dreams meet Action,
Profits meets Meaning,
Creativity meets Productivity,
and Gratitude meets Resilience.

For too long we've thought about compromise, about zero-sum games, about the incompatibility of doing good and doing well.


There is plenty to learn
from a bio-scientist turned
angel investor.

Inspiring Meaningful Transformational
Alicia Castillo Holley, PhD
Angel Investor, Author, Speaker
30 years Creating Wealth & Meaning

Welcome to
A World of Possibilities,
Were Dreams meet Action,
Profits meets Meaning,
Creativity meets Productivity,
and Gratitude meets Resilience.

For too long we've thought about compromise, about zero-sum games, about the incompatibility of doing good and doing well.

There is plenty to learn
from a bio-scientist turned
angel investor.

What I Do
Invest

I invest in companies that are located in Silicon Valley.

My areas of interest include life sciences, energy, and disruptive technologies, seeking between US$1-3M in capital from angel investors, or $3-60M in subsequent rounds.

Early stage firms, apply to SandHillAngels website HERE. SHA is a membership organization of angel investors in Silicon Valley.

For companies with a signed term sheet from a VC Fund, or for accredited investors wanting to invest in Silicon Valley, apply to the Wealthing VC Club HERE.

I also have my own companies and non-profits.

Occasionally, I run training workshops (see next column).

Educate

I teach online and live workshops through my educational firm: Wealthing Institute. There you will also find other experts too.

I created the institute to overcome the shortfalls in education, specially business education. 

My areas of interest in psychology, finance, biology and space. I'm an Agronomist and use a lot of lessons from managing farms and dealing with living organisms.

You can find my books on amazon.

Our biggest constrain is our mind. And my role as an educator is to instill a love for learning.

Below you will find more information about my current interests as a speaker.

Support

I've always used some of my resources to give freely. When I didn't have money, I gave time. Now I do a combination of both.

I studied Agronomy to alleviate hunger in Venezuela, and the theme has stuck with me. At the moment, all of my interests are focused on getting food to Venezuela through Box of life.

My philanthropic interests have changed with time. I am focused on solutions, so my language reflects my approach.

I was very interested in happiness, instead of depression; Family harmony instead of domestic violence; Food production instead of hunger; Entrepreneurship instead of poverty; Investing instead of donating.

What I Do
Invest

I invest in companies that are located in Silicon Valley.

My areas of interest include life sciences, energy, and disruptive technologies, seeking between US$1-3M in capital from angel investors, or $3-60M in subsequent rounds.

Early stage firms, apply to SandHillAngels website HERE. SHA is a membership organization of angel investors in Silicon Valley.

For companies with a signed term sheet from a VC Fund, or for accredited investors wanting to invest in Silicon Valley, apply to the Wealthing VC Club HERE.

I also have my own companies and non-profits.

Occasionally, I run training workshops (see next column).

Educate

I teach online and live workshops through my educational firm: Wealthing Institute. There you will also find other experts too.

I created the institute to overcome the shortfalls in education, specially business education. 

My areas of interest in psychology, finance, biology and space. I'm an Agronomist and use a lot of lessons from managing farms and dealing with living organisms.

You can find my books on amazon.

Our biggest constrain is our mind. And my role as an educator is to instill a love for learning.

Below you will find more information about my current interests as a speaker.

Support

I've always used some of my resources to give freely. When I didn't have money, I gave time. Now I do a combination of both.

I studied Agronomy to alleviate hunger in Venezuela, and the theme has stuck with me. At the moment, all of my interests are focused on getting food to Venezuela through Box of life.

My philanthropic interests have changed with time. I am focused on solutions, so my language reflects my approach.

I was very interested in happiness, instead of depression; Family harmony instead of domestic violence; Food production instead of hunger; Entrepreneurship instead of poverty; Investing instead of donating.

A Bit Human...


I have an eclectic background, lived in many places, studied at lot and enjoy life profoundly. I am an incurable optimist and am a great strategist. I have a deep knowledge of finance and love numbers. 

Born and raised in Venezuela in 1961, I lived in an adorable town, fell in love with the tropical cloud forest and created my own world of magic. I have two children and four grandkids. I do not identify by profiles and I dislike the way we value people by how they look. 

I have many degrees: Agronomy Engineering, Master of Science in Biotechnology, Master of Business Administration, PhD in finance and entrepreneurship, Australia Institute of Company Directors, Neurolinguistic Programming, Fortran IV (ok that was a cool one). 

Quirky things: I fought a monkey that got into my house and attacked my kids.  I fell off a horse and was in coma for few days at 13 yrs old.  I wanted to be a nun as a teenager (that is the impact of being out of coma). I do not watch TV. I presented my first research paper at 16. I dance salsa and tango. I play cuatro. I have genetic material from all over the world except Australia - yet I have an Australian citizenship, amongst others.

I Walk The Talk
  • Experience: Been there, done that. Failed, succeeded, and everything in between.
  • Passion: All about touching people’s hearts and minds.
  • Engagement: A lingering sense of contribution, resilience, and impact. 
  • Depth: A profound reflection about one's impact on others.

 

I Walk The Talk
  • Experience: Been there, done that. Failed, succeeded, and everything in between.
  • Passion: All about touching people’s hearts and minds.
  • Engagement: A lingering sense of contribution, resilience, and impact. 
  • Depth: A profound reflection about one's impact on others.

 

Speaking Options
30-90 minutes to frame a conference/ event.
Customized for audience and topic.
Breakout sessions
1-4 hrs.
Miniworkshops to think, talk, and act to create wealth and meaning, for small audiences.
2-4 days Training or Strategy Sessions.
Immersive, customized to design, evaluate, and follow-up processes to transform organizations.
Speaking Options

30-90 minutes to frame a conference/ event.
Customized for audience and topic.

Breakout sessions 1-4 hrs.
Miniworkshops to think, talk and act to create wealth and meaning, for small audiences.

2-4 days Training or
Strategy Sessions.
Immersive, customized to design, evaluate and
follow-up processes to transform organizations.
Sweet and Short - TEDx Silicon Valley

No more Dreams,
it is time to get things DONE

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Lessons learned from building a VC Fund 
  • Dream big
  • Plan to execute
  • Invite others
  • Evaluate
  • Enjoy
  • Rest
Deep & Long - Samsung Innovation Center 
Life Science Trends 2020

What Lies Ahead

in Life Sciences

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Major Trends and Opportunities
  • Big Shifts:
    • Humans as Ecosystems
    • Full integration (no silos)
  • Trends:
    • Automation
    • Integration
    • Validation
  • Great Opportunities
Deep & Long - Samsung Innovation Center 
Life Science Trends 2020

What Lies Ahead

in Life Sciences

Major Trends and Opportunities
  • Big Shifts:
    • Humans as Ecosystems
    • Full integration (no silos)
  • Trends:
    • Automation
    • Integration
    • Validation
  • Great Opportunities
TEDx
Silicon Valley Presentation

No more Dreams,
it is time to get things DONE

Lessons learned from building a VC Fund:
  • Dream big
  • Plan to execute
  • Invite others
  • Evaluate
  • Enjoy
  • Rest
Short videos - Panels, Keynotes, Workshops, Interviews

Women and Entrepreneurship

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It is not a small group of people that would change the world... it is a small group of 'diverse' people that can change the world!
SuperTech Event - San Francisco

The Wealthing Paradigm

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The paradigm of the future is the Wealthing Paradigm, where we can grow together: individuals, teams, organizations, and ultimately, the economy. 

Training Scientists - Create Wealth

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A key consideration for scientists is the shift between the creation of knowledge to the creation of wealth.
Rice University - Texas
Short Videos: Panels
 Keynotes
 Workshops Interviews

Women and Entrepreneurship

It is not a small group of people that would change the world... it is a small group of 'diverse' people that can change the world!
SuperTech Event - San Francisco
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The Wealthing Paradigm

The paradigm of the future is the Wealthing Paradigm, where we can grow together: individuals, teams, organizations, and ultimately, the economy. 
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Training Scientists - Create Wealth

A key consideration for scientists is the shift between the creation of knowledge to the creation of wealth.
Rice University - Texas
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Co-creating Innovation

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The co-creating innovation program helps build bridges between corporate and entrepreneurial innovation providing opportunities for collaboration and growth.
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Entrepreneurs need to earn trust before they get funded.  A systematic/strategic approach to funding is critical.

High-Impact Entrepreneurship

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Discussing successes and failures allows for a refreshing approach to High-Impact Entrepreneurship.
GoldCoast Presentation - Australia.

Co-creating Innovation

The co-creating innovation program helps build bridges between corporate and entrepreneurial innovation providing opportunities for collaboration and growth.
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Entrepreneurs need to earn trust before they get funded.  A systematic/strategic approach to funding is critical.

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High-Impact Entrepreneurship

Discussing successes and failures allows for a refreshing approach to High-Impact Entrepreneurship.
GoldCoast Presentation - Australia.
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International Testimonials
"A great professional that will help you in developing your wealth strategy and reach it. She has a lot of considerable international experience that make her very sharp and precise."
Zuño Kristal, PhD
Lecturer,
Bar Ilan University, Israel

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"My team gained tools to create positive thinking, be more confident and enjoy what they are doing and life in general. Her educational background, style and life experiences create a significant impact and she is an inspiration to everyone.”
Sandy Harvey
Senior Manager Financial Services.
RAC Western. Australia.

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International Testimonials
"A great professional that will help you in developing your wealth strategy and reach it. She has a lot of considerable international experience that make her very sharp and precise."
Zuño Kristal, PhD
Lecturer,
Bar Ilan University, Israel

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"My team gained tools to create positive thinking, be more confident and enjoy what they are doing and life in general. Her educational background, style and life experiences create a significant impact and she is an inspiration to everyone.”
Sandy Harvey
Senior Manager Financial Services.
RAC Western. Australia.

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"Incredible balance between, on one hand, stimulating students to think aloud, articulate their personal insights, pursue lines of interpretation and argument and to engage in lively debate while, on the other hand, channeling the discussion towards clear and robust conclusions. I have rarely seen a discussion achieve such a perfect balance of freedom of expression and discipline of thought.”
Prof. Kelvin Willoughby
Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia

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"Excellent presentation on creating high-impact businesses, and managing the financial crisis. Our CEOs were delighted by your knowledge. Rarely have we brought such expertise to business leaders from Latin America that want to expand globally.  Thanks for making this a remarkable event.” 
Carola Rivano
Manager
Induexpo, Guatemala

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"Alicia's model of creating wealth and markets is fascinating. I knew there had to be an alternative to Schumpeter’s creative destructionism, but I didn’t know how to frame it.” 
Dr. Luis Miguel Beristain
Director Center for Entrepreneurship. Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, DF.

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"Alicia's enthusiasm, demonstrated expertise in the area of entrepreneurship and growing wealth, and her capacity to engage with the audience will have a lasting impact on all who had the opportunity to attend this training." 
Dr. Des Rice
Director Learning Resource Center
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University. Saudi Arabia.

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"Alicia has the wisdom, business insight and international experience that’s crucial in building global companies. She has organizational skills and an eye at looking at the overall landscape needed to evaluate the value proposition and product/market fit.”
Shoieb Yunus
Serial Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley, CA

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"Alicia's thoughts are a must for anyone interested in economic development and prosperity, anchored on the individual"
 Dino Linares
CID. Peru

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"Alicia has the highest integrity and a global approach. She is well aware of the impact she has on others and works hard to create a wealthing mentality amongst all people.”
Stephanie Philp
Coach, NLP facilitator. New Zealand

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"Way beyond my expectations! Highly energetic, positive, extremely well prepared, professional, and keen to add value. Her message is empowering from a personal perspective and is a must for anyone who wants to understand high-impact entrepreneurship" 
Yliana Ledezma Jesurum
Psychologist - Coach. Spain

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"Her programs contains valuable, essential, and strategic information for your start-up funding. It also helps you to prevent mistakes. Alicia's passion and determination are magical and motivational."
Gladys Del Pozo
Entrepreneur and Financial Planner,
Washington, DC. USA

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"Alicia's program helps turn dreams into goals, and achieve great heights for women entrepreneurs."
Monika Siriah
Founder - VedGlobals India

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“As a “want-to-be” brazilian entrepreneur, your words revealed some truths I already knew, some I didn’t admit and others that I was not aware of. Thanks.”
Henrique S. G. Costa
Brasil

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"Wealth is now newly defined for me and I am sure it will keep evolving as I plan my journey through this life. I am grateful for you and your gift for giving."
Alexis Hill
USA

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Investments
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Investments
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Published Books


​​​​​​Mailing Address
555 Bryant St, #234
Palo Alto, Ca 94301
​​​​​​​USA

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