L. Felice Gorordo, a Partner at Medina Capital, is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor with over 20 years of experience operating and investing in venture-backed technology companies. Currently, Felice is CEO of eMerge Americas, a Medina Capital portfolio company, which focuses on transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas and produces a global tech conference attracting more than 20,000 attendees and over 4000 unique companies. In addition to the annual tentpole event, eMerge organizes year-round start-up pitch competitions, investor roundtables, executive summits and roadshows across the Americas – as well as publishes insights reports on venture activity and investment trends.
Felice also serves as a venture partner at I Squared Capital, a global infrastructure platform managing assets with over $30 billion in Enterprise Value. Most recently, Felice served as Global Director at StartUp Health, a venture fund and accelerator investing in “Health Moonshots” – like curing cancer – and building the largest portfolio of digital health companies across the globe with more than 325 companies in over 25 countries across six continents.
Previously, Felice was President & CEO of Clearpath, Inc., (acquired by L1BRE), a venture-backed tech company focused on revolutionizing the confusing, costly and paper-based U.S. immigration filing process. At Clearpath, Felice leveraged patented technology to empower immigrants and democratize the immigration process by making it easier, more affordable and secure for individuals to file their own applications. Following the acquisition of Clearpath, Felice served as CEO of L1BRE, a venture-backed tech company that aimed to transform urban mobility in Latin America, and powered the largest taxi fleet in the world, with more than 138,000 cabs in circulation and 2.2 million daily riders.
Additionally, Felice co-founded and leads Roots of Hope, a national non-profit focused on youth empowerment in Cuba through technology and entrepreneurship. After losing his mom to pancreatic cancer, Felice served as advisor to the Biden Cancer Initiative, helping organize and mobilize support from stakeholders in the cancer space.
Prior to that, Felice served in the White House under President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, and various roles in the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Homeland Security.
Felice has appeared as a guest commentator on CNN, CNN en Español, BBC, NPR, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, Univision, and Telemundo. His views and articles have also been published in Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, The Economist, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. He serves as a Lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and on the boards of several national and local nonprofits. In 2022, Felice was nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the U.S. Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and as a U.S. representative on the Board of the World Bank Group.
Felice holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and served as a Senior Fellow at the Georgetown Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation.