Marcos Polanco has helped launch over 50 startups across Silicon Valley and Latin America via the Founder Institute. In his prior role establishing the information technology business development unit for the Government of Puerto Rico, he facilitated the creation of 1,700 technology jobs by attracting $110M of corporate investment from Microsoft, Lockheed Martin and Honeywell Aerospace, among others. Now as a member of the Kauffman Fellows Society, a global network of venture investors, he focuses on scalable deal sourcing, due diligence, and investment monitoring. As a Stanford-trained software engineer, Marcos co-invented and patented a widely-cited machine learning algorithm, then founded an enterprise social search startup to commercialize the technology. He subsequently ideated and secured funding for a pioneering open source laboratory to teach computer science. Marcos holds open office hours for early stage startup founders.