Elisa Alvarez-Garrido is an assistant professor in the Sonoco International Business Department at the Darla Moore School of Business. Her research is in international entrepreneurship, combining insights from international business, entrepreneurship, and technology and innovation to study how investors contribute to the financial and innovative performance of startups across different contexts. Her work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal as well as in the Nature Biotechnology journal, and has been recognized for several international awards. She is currently an editorial board member of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Alvarez-Garrido received her Ph.D. in management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. She also holds M.Sc. degrees from the Wharton School and from the University Carlos III of Madrid in Spain, and, before that, she earned two Bachelors of Science degrees in Business Administration and in Economics, as well as a Law degree, all from the University Carlos III of Madrid in Spain.