Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Small Business Community Capital (SBCC)
President and CEO, Altura Capital
Monika has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to her passion: pursuing societal transformation through entrepreneurial success by providing capital and expanding opportunity to promising entrepreneurs, all of which can bring significant returns to investors and economic development impact.
Altura Capital is an investment management firm that provides institutional investors and strategic partners the opportunity to invest in and scale high-performing small and diverse investment firms and businesses that supply value added goods and services to Corporate America.
SBCC is an SBIC Impact fund providing debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies with $1 million plus Ebitda, focusing on women and minority owned firms and entrepreneurs located in LMI communities. SBCC is playing a pivotal role in developing an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and corporations working together to harness opportunities in these markets.
Monika and the firms she leads have won numerous accolades and awards for their work building financial capacity and strong and scalable businesses in minority and underserved communities. In multiple years, Latino Leaders Magazine recognized her as one of the 101 Most Influential Leaders in Hispanic U.S.A. and one of the Top 15 Latinos in Finance.
Monika sits on the Board of Directors for private companies Pasteleria Cidrines and Coastal Painting Company. She also serves on the Board of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI), the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the USHCC Foundation, which she Chairs, and the Capital Advisory Board for the Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR).