Valentina Vitols 

I am a professional photographer, angel investor, and startup mentor from Caracas, Venezuela, living in Seattle, WA. I belong to two investing groups, Pipeline Angels and Alliance of Angels

Upon moving to the U.S., I pursued an MFA in Photography. For the last ten years, I’ve been dedicated to my photography practice, Valentina Vitols Studio. Running my own business has given me the opportunity to travel and work with clients around the world, predominantly in the U.S., Latin America, and Asia. My work has been published by The Food Network, Delta Sky Magazine, Jet Airlines Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, Where Magazine, Restaura Magazine, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan (online), King5′s Evening Magazine, and Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. 

I have done photographic work in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Costa Rica, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, United Kingdom, India, Tanzania, Italy, France, Croatia, Venezuela and the US, and have worked with clients in Caracas, Miami, Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Vancouver BC and London, UK. I also published a book, “Buenos Aires, Diario de Viaje”.

In the past, I volunteered as a Photography Instructor for children and youth at Esperanza Viva, a home for youth in Puebla, Mexico, through Aver SchoolI also worked for an amazing startup company called Shutter Tours, conducting photographic tours in Seattle. I'm currently collaborating with Townsquared as a photography instructor for small businesses.

I am a fan of airplanes, travel, startups, and baseball. I make sure I am always surrounded by good coffee, artisanal chocolate, great food, and a tandem kayak to enjoy with my husband Ryan.