Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt, Founder of Hawkers Sunglasses
Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez is a businessman from Venezuela who began his career in the gas and oil industry. Was highly successful in investing and entrepreneurship, particularly in the finance and technology sectors. When he first began investing in his career, he could visit different companies and examine how they had grown in their growth sector, as he attempted to spend almost all of his time studying their success and how they acquired it. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez later realized that the people behind the company caused the difficulties encountered by businesses.
Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez received many pieces of advice from various people throughout his life. Still, at times he failed to value the suggestion that he later learned to be an experience for him. As many suggested, starting a business was not a matter of luck, according to Betancourt, who valued focus and extra effort for the industry to thrive. Hawkers Sunglasses was an example by him of his experience of how the right people could help a struggling company succeed.
The Hawkers founders started other online stores while they tried to salvage Saldum. The decision to deal with the sunglasses was suggested because the business could bring in more profits and is easier to sell. Lack of capital for thriving the operation resulted in limited long-term growth for the company. In 2016, Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez was fully involved with hawkers when he decided to organize Series A funding that raised fifty million dollars more.
Leopoldo Alejandro Betancourt Lopez was a shareholder in the financial firm O’Hara, which had Hawkers investments. He ended up choosing investors from his previous associations because he believed that there would be respect in the company for his identity and freedom, which would eliminate the company’s need to change the business model.