Rubén de Jesús Medina is a venture partner at Valley Capital Partners, helping source and evaluate technology deals across the Midwest and focused on areas such as climate tech, IoT, and manufacturing technology. An experienced engineer and investor, Rubén is the Founder & Managing Director of the Fūrinkazan Venture Studios, supporting overlooked founders looking to bring an idea to market for the first time, as well as serving as a Principal at the Worldwide Water Group, a privately held company bringing technology-based clean water solutions to market. Prior, Rubén was a co-founder & Principal of Midori Energy Enterprises, a green hydrogen renewable energy company. Rubén also has significant experience in fundraising and investor relations, serving in a variety of roles for over a decade at the University of Notre Dame including international fundraising, global academic programs, international corporate relations, alumni relations, government relations, international foundation relations, and recruitment.
Rubén de Jesús holds a Master of Science in Finance, Magna Cum Laude, and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society in 2019. An avid linguist, he speaks English, Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese.