Derek Footer

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Biography

Derek is a Managing Partner of Origo Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund that invests in Latin American technology companies, as well as serving as CEO of HardTech Labs, which is building the hardware and biotech ecosystems in the San Diego/Baja California region through the creation of accelerators and seed stage venture funds. He founded three businesses in the Internet and mobile content and digital entertainment fields – the most significant being BlueLake Media Corp., which broadcast European premier league soccer in North America. His first was JardineFooter, Inc., an Internet consultancy founded in Chile in 1994. His corporate experience was intrapreneurial, as Vice President for content at OpenTV and the head of DirecTV Latin America’s interactive television group. Derek also serves on the Board and is General Counsel for Hands United for Children, a non-profit funding the building of schools in Africa, Latin America and San Diego County. He holds two patents related to interactive television software infrastructure and has a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley

Derek Footer


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Biography

Derek is a Managing Partner of Origo Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund that invests in Latin American technology companies, as well as serving as CEO of HardTech Labs, which is building the hardware and biotech ecosystems in the San Diego/Baja California region through the creation of accelerators and seed stage venture funds. He founded three businesses in the Internet and mobile content and digital entertainment fields – the most significant being BlueLake Media Corp., which broadcast European premier league soccer in North America. His first was JardineFooter, Inc., an Internet consultancy founded in Chile in 1994. His corporate experience was intrapreneurial, as Vice President for content at OpenTV and the head of DirecTV Latin America’s interactive television group. Derek also serves on the Board and is General Counsel for Hands United for Children, a non-profit funding the building of schools in Africa, Latin America and San Diego County. He holds two patents related to interactive television software infrastructure and has a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley