My mission is to empower startup founders with the tools and resources they need to build successful companies. I do this by partnering with emerging technology companies through my law firm Arvelo PLLC and by providing educational resources here at ATX Startup Attorney.

Here are some of the ways that I have helped founders in the past:

  • Seed Fundraising

  • Investor Management

  • Venture Capital Financing

  • Exit Events

  • Commercial Agreements

  • Creating Teams

  • Cap Table Management

  • Intellectual Property

  • Crisis Management

  • Company Governance


As someone who grew up poor and is a Black/Native American Latino I know firsthand the challenges that underrepresented founders face. I remember what it was like to be literally hungry, followed around in stores, and be underestimated by professors.

These experiences have shaped me into who I am today and whom I support.

My obligation is to be a champion for underrepresented founders and fight for diversity, equity and inclusion.

I believe that if we are dedicated to bridging knowledge, social capital and funding gaps we will create more fair and equitable startup ecosystems. Through this we can solve issues relating to and create wealth for all regardless of background.

Si Se Puede!


  • Mentor at DivInc, an accelerator program that supports social impact companies

  • Advisory council member for Women@Austin, a group that supports women entrepreneurs

  • Mentor for MassChallenge

  • Friend of Techstars

  • General Counsel for Beam Angel Network, a group that funds women entrepreneurs

  • Lecturer on Early Stage Financing at the University of Pennsylvania Law/Wharton School

  • Texas McCombs MBA Alumni Advisory Board Member


  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.S.

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., Wharton Certificate in Business and Public Policy

  • University of Texas McCombs School of Business, M.B.A.