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Mariquel Waingarten

HICKIES, Co-Founder, Board Member, CMO

Mariquel Waingarten is the Co-Founder and CMO of HICKIES. Originally from Argentina, Mariquel started her own hotel at 24 years old, which earned a top hotel rating in Trip Advisor under her management. In 2011, she moved with her husband to New York to launch HICKIES, a company based on a clever invention that turns any pair of sneakers into a slip-on. HICKIES is now the leading company in its category and has a global reach. In 2017, Mariquel co-founded SUDACAS,an ecommerce platform that sells South American designs in the U.S.

Investor Profile

Investor Type: Angel

Preferred Stage(s): Seed, Incubator

Preferred Geo(s): Latin America, USA

Sample Companies: Wetsleeve, GROW, Alejandro Sticotti, Bluesmart, Whyline, Pari Fácil, Pasea Perros

LAVCA Honors

Top Women In Latin American Tech 2023