Ana Paula Gonzalez to head SoftBank’s Miami Initiative
By Nancy DahlbergAna Paula Gonzalez, who launched and built 500 Startups’ Miami operation, is now SoftBank’s director for the SoftBank Miami Initiative. In her new role, Gonzalez will be leading SoftBank investments in Miami founders as well as founders relocating to Miami. In January, SoftBank Group announced it was launching a $100 million initiative specifically for Miami startup investments. Most notably, she headed the expansion of the first major VC firm to bet on Miami, 500 Startups. It was a bittersweet moment to say goodbye to 500 for sure, but you know 500 really taught me how to dream big.