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Derek Footer

Derek Footer

CEO, HardTech Labs

Derek is CEO and Managing Partner of HardTech Labs, a micro-VC and manager of HardTech Labs Life, a multi-disciplinary, applied sciences accelerator based in San Diego. He was Managing Partner of Origo Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in Latin American technology companies, and founded BlueLake Media Corp., a broadcaster of European premier league soccer in North America and JardineFooter, Inc., an Internet consultancy founded in Chile. He served as VP for Content at OpenTV and the head of DirecTV Latin America’s interactive television group. He is a Board Member and General Counsel for Hands United for Children. He has a J.D. from BU School of law and a B.A from U.C. Berkeley.


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