I am currently the CTO and Head of Product at Elektra Health, a startup committed to breaking the menopause taboo by empowering women through evidence-based education, care, and community. In addition to my role at Elektra Health, I also offer my expertise as a fractional CTO.
A key part of my career includes co-heading the Startup Studio at Cornell Tech where students found startups and refine their ideas, products, and pitches.Before joining Elektra Health, I was the Founding CTO at Skylyte, a startup that employed machine learning to address mental health in the workplace. Skylyte was part of the Fall 2022 cohort of the Techstars Workforce accelerator.
In early 2018 I joined Human Ventures as an Entrepreneur-in-residence and founded Hugo Labs – a mobility company disrupting school transportation. Hugo's mission is to acquire and grow school transportation businesses by deploying innovative technology and implementing efficient, unified operations.
Before that, I built the next generation in media networks as the founding CTO of Throwing Fruit. The company had a successful exit and was acquired by a global media company. Before joining Throwing Fruit Alberto was the CEO of Paris-based collaboration service, FileChat.
As a Venture Partner at Collaborative Fund I invested in companies with an entrepreneur-focused approach and also incubated Playful Data – an online reputation manager for kids. Before becoming a VC I co-founded a social good-focused gaming company, Sojo Studios, that attracted investors like Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber because of its mission. Sojo was acquired by Zynga for #120M. I also co-founded TigerTag, the first global lost & found service, an early precursor of the Internet of Things.
At Entertainment Media Works (as founding CTO) I built services that allowed viewers to buy products from TV, movies, and music videos through partnering with leading entertainment studios, music labels and brands.
In the early days of the Internet, I led projects for a long list of corporations that include AT&T, Delta Airlines, General Motors, IBM and Kraft Foods, among others.
Academically, I hold degrees in Self-Driving Engineering and Deep Learning from Udacity, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from The Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, and a Master's in Computer Engineering from The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I also served as faculty at Parsons School of New Design for eight years.