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"Entrepreneurship is one of the most creative of all human endeavors, but innovative thinking requires the courage to work outside the box."

Beginning in Silicon Valley in 1998--Ground Zero of the Internet Boom--Guillermo has spent virtually his entire professional life working in startup ventures and with the entrepreneurs and investors who pursue disruptive innovation. He has helped launch 9 for-profit ventures and 4 nonprofit organizations, while also supporting fellow entrepreneurs as interim executive, advisor, mentor, consultant, and Board member. 

ACTIVE PORTFOLIO

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BLUE MARBLE EXPLORATION

2013 - founded

Blue Marble Exploration organizes expeditions to explore "extreme environments" for scientific discovery and inspirational storytelling.

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FORTIVO MUSIC

2022 - founded

Fortivo Music is a YouTube channel creating "playlists with origin stories" as a way of helping fans discover music that's new to them.

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H2V HOLDINGS

2020 - founded

H2V Holdings is a space-focused venture studio with a long-term investment thesis based on having 1,000 people living and working in the Venusian atmosphere by 2050.

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HUMANS2VENUS FOUNDATION

2020 - founded

Humans2Venus Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on promoting Venus-related science and education programs.

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SPACE BRIDGE PARTNERS

2023 - founded

Space Bridge Partners is a boutique advisory firm that fills the gap between mission organizers and prospective funders.

EXITED

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ANSIBLE SPACE

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

2014 - founded

2015 - merged into RBC Signals

Ansible's mission was to create a global network of ground stations to provide telemetry and data download capabilities for small satellites.

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MILO

1998 - founded

2001 - acquired by Voxeo

(later acquired by Aspect and Alvaria)

Milo was one of the leading software development firms creating innovative speech recognition applications that laid the groundwork for the future of Siri, Alexa, and others.

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SEA-SPACE INITIATIVE

2011 - founded

2015 - merged into

Exploration Institute

The Sea-Space Initiative--originally a program of the Opus Novum Foundation--was a global series of two-day workshops that brought together industry experts with experience in the fields of both oceans and space.

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPACE ENTREPRENEURS

2003 - founded

2010 - transferred to

Space Frontier Foundation

IASE created a global online community of successful entrepreneurs from various industries in order to connect them with space professionals and therefore nurture the creation of new space ventures.

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OCEANGATE

2009 - founded

2023 - ceased operations

OceanGate was a global provider of deep sea crewed submersible solutions for a variety of industries, including exploration, research, filmmaking, oil & gas, biopharma, and tourism.

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iSPACES

2009 - founded

2020 - ceased operations

iSpaces developed a revolutionary Web-based operating system with a proprietary embedded "browser in a browser" that allowed users to access all of their digital work and content on any device.

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OCEANGATE FOUNDATION

2010 - founded

2023 - ceased operations

The OceanGate Foundation was a nonprofit organization whose mission was to expand humanity's understanding of the world's oceans through exploration, inspiration, and education.

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SPACE ANGELS NETWORK

2006 - founded

2015 - relaunched as Space Angels

Space Angels Network (now "Space Angels") is the largest and most active international group of accredited investors focused on providing capital to early-stage space ventures.

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