Liza Velarde is a co-founder and acting CEO of Delee Corp.
She is a Y Combinator alumna and has a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Tecnológico de Monterrey. Velarde is responsible for the development and execution of the company's strategic plans, leading along with her co-founders, the engineering team that built Delee’s core technology. She has raised over $2.4 M USD through investments, government funds, and multiple awards, also securing pre-orders worth a potential value of over $2.5 M USD. Velarde has also established strong relations with top hospitals and research centers and her work has been highly regarded by international institutions, such as Cartier Women's Initiative Awards and WeXchange (an initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank). In recent years, she has been acknowledged as one of the 50 most relevant people transforming Mexico and one of Forbes’s 100 most influential women in Mexico, and has been invited as a speaker on various international panels about cancer and entrepreneurship, such as WeXchange 2019 and The Economist: War on Cancer LATAM 2019.