Ebetual “Beto” Pallares

Board Member

Beto Pallares founded Joseph Advisory Services (JAS) in 2006. He brings extensive domestic and international startup experience as an entrepreneur and in conducting due diligence for both start-ups and late stage companies. His professional experience spans working for top-tier strategy consulting firms, co-founding start-ups, international business development, nonprofit management, venture capital and military service.

In the summer of 2009, he cofounded Cottonwood Capital Partners I, the general partner of Cottonwood Technology Fund I. Late 2014, Beto parted ways with Cottonwood and formed Proficio Capital Management (PCM), which is the exclusive manager of three investments previously managed by CCP. These three portfolio companies, Exagen, FibeRio, and InView, comprise the portfolio of NewPath Venture Capital, whose General Partner is PCM. Beto has a particular interest in seed and early-stage companies with emphasis in the material sciences and nanotechnology areas. He serves on the board of six companies, four of which are material sciences related and two are biotech/med device related.

Beto graduated from Brandeis University, in Waltham, MA, with a degree in economics, and received his MBA from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He also went on to attain a Ph.D. in International Business from UTEP. His research has focused on the confluence of high tech emerging market firms, incubators and technology commercialization. Beto is married, and enjoys fatherhood. When not watching his kids while his wife, a professional photographer, is on assignment, he engages in reading, writing and community service, including service in Rotary International and Gideons International.

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