Alejandro Betancourt Lopez has, over the last decade, expanded his career by focusing on passionate investing in a wide range of concerns-with an embrace of new technology being a common theme across his portfolio. …


Hawkers Co. started with four friends and a dream of owning their own business.

After a few attempts at different ventures, the founders would stumble upon fashion eyewear from California. Reselling a brand of sunglasses called Knockaround eventually led them to pivot to retail as their sole endeavor.

We’ll look…


The financial success of Hawkers Co. was like that of many other startups. Instead of being a straight line to profits, it turned out to be less linear than the founders might have liked. …


With more competition than ever before, startups today have to be ready for anything. It was a lesson the founders of Hawkers Co. would learn after making it big with their fashionable sunglasses. As it turns out, they would need more than just strong retail sales.

When the company needed…


An initial purchase of a few hundred dollars’ worth of exotic sunglasses for a quick turnaround has turned into one of the more interesting business and branding success stories of the last decade.

Today, Hawkers brand sunglasses are seen and enjoyed worldwide. The high-quality glasses with interchangeable lenses have proven…


Nearly a decade ago, four young entrepreneurs and friends from Spain worked together to launch a website called Saldum. They envisioned the website as a thriving secondhand market where people could buy and sell anything below retail cost. Eighteen months into the venture, Saldum had not even reached 50 sales.


Alejandro Betancourt Lopez is more than just a wealthy, educated entrepreneur. The Suffolk University graduate has bachelor’s degrees in both business administration and economics. Betancourt is the founder of O’Hara Administration, an asset management company, and President of Hawkers Company.

Hawkers is a company that produces stylish sunglasses which are…


What started as a $300 investment in a few pairs of sunglasses is now a massive multinational business taking on the biggest players in the eyewear industry.

Hawkers has transformed itself from a small regional reseller to the third-largest sunglasses company in the world.

Betancourt Lopez has made shrewd investment…


Today, Hawkers Co. has sold millions of sunglasses at impressive margins, but its origin story is far more humble. In fact, much of the company’s financial success came down to bringing the right people into the mix. Alejandro Betancourt Lopez is an investor with vision — one who brought plenty…


Alejandro Betancourt Lopez has spent a big part of his life getting excited about products or services and then figuring out how to share this enthusiasm with others.

The longtime entrepreneur from Venezuela is a big believer in the greater good. That’s why he came “home” with degrees in economics…

Alejandro Betancourt Lopez

President of Hawkers Co. | International businessman, based in London, UK | Learn More: www.alejandrobetancourt.es or www.alejandro-betancourt.com

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