Valor Equity Partners CEO and CIO Antonio Gracias will be the keynote speaker at the new Augeo Luminaries Speaker Series on Tuesday, February 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the 3M Auditorium. The event is free, but registration is required.

Gracias will speak on “Disruptive Innovation – What It Takes to Transform Global Industries.” He will share his experiences and perspectives as an early investor in global leaders with disruptive business models, such as PayPal, Tesla, SPACEX, Uber, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Solar City, and He will talk about what he looks for in Valor Equity Partner’s equity investments, how he evaluates their potential, and why these firms have been successful in leading disruptive innovation.

This is the inaugural presentation of the Augeo Luminaries Speaker Series. Its purpose is to showcase prominent global leaders at the forefront of disruptive innovation in a broad range of industry, nonprofit, and public sector fields. Jointly developed by Augeo and the Carlson School, this semi-annual event is designed to inspire and engage insightful debate among students, faculty, and alumni.