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Daniel Herrera, ’14 Management & Entrepreneurship

HerreraTitle: Venture Associate
Company: Miami Angels
Location: Miami, FL

Daniel Herrera is the recipient of the 2018 Recent Alumni Achievement Award. The award was created in 2011 by the Recent Alumni Board to honor alumni who have graduated from the Florida State University College of Business within the past 10 years and have had significant professional and personal successes.

Graduating only four years ago, Herrera leads venture investments at Miami Angels, one of Florida’s largest and most active angel investor collectives. In this role, he sources and curates the most promising, early-stage technology startups in Florida and facilitates “smart” capital investments into these companies to fuel long-term success. In the last three years, Miami Angels has deployed $8 million in 28 technology startups and grown to include more than 100 accredited investors.

Before joining Miami Angels, Herrera was chief of staff and a founding team member of a venture-backed, urban mobility and technology startup, L1BRE, in Mexico City and Miami. He began his career as a management consultant at the global consultancy, A.T. Kearney. Recognized in A.T. Kearney national recruiting material as a “Featured Consultant,” Herrera played an integral role in projects that saved a variety of Fortune 500 clients millions of dollars. Personally, Herrera’s passions are deeply rooted in Miami, his birthplace, and in Cuba, the birthplace of his parents, as he focuses on building bridges between the two communities. He is co-founder of Discover Cuba, an initiative he developed from inception to launch, promoting travel to Cuba to encourage true cultural exchange and the empowerment of on-island entrepreneurs. He also is a volunteer advisor to Discover Cuba’s sister nonprofit organization, Roots of Hope. In this capacity, Herrera supports an international network of students and young professionals who are committed to the advancement of their counterparts in Cuba through technology, entrepreneurship and other innovative means. Griffin graduated from Florida State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and her JD/MBA in 2006.



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