CTO, ProducT leader. Founder. Investor. PROFESSOR.
As a fractional CTO and head of product I help venture funds and their pre-seed to series A startups to build and scale their products and teams. I also provide strategic advice on business models, fundraising and tech diligence support.
TECHNOLOGY & PRODUCT LEADER
- CTO and Head of Product, Elektra Health
- Fractional CTO and Head of Product, various early-stage startups
- Founding CTO, Skylyte
- Founding CTO, Throwing Fruit (acquired by CHNL Holdings)
- Founding CTO, Entertainment Media Works (series C)
- Head of Product, Levo League
- Founded Hugo Labs at Human Ventures studio
- Co-founder, CTO, Sojo Studios ($120MM exit)
- Founded Citizen Data at Collaborative Fund
- Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Human Ventures, Techstars
MENTOR, ADVISOR, INVESTOR
- Visiting Faculty, Cornell Tech. Co-head of Startup Studio.
- Mentor, Techstars, DayOne, Founder Institute, Tandem
- Adjunct Professor, Parsons School of Design
- Venture Partner, Collaborative Fund
I'm currently the CTO and Head of Product at Elektra Health, a digital startup revolutionizing women's health, specifically menopause. I also co-head the Startup Studio at Cornell Tech, a class where students co-found their own startups, developing their ideas and products.
Previoulsy, I impacted workplace mental health applying machine learning in my work as the founding CTO at Skylyte.
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. Prior to joining Throwing Fruit, I was the CEO of Paris-based collaboration service, FileChat .
As a Venture Partner at Collaborative Fund I invested in companies like Makespace, Hopscotch and GoTenna and 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 due to 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.
I hold degrees in Self-Driving Engineering and Deep Learning from Udacity, a degree in Computer Science from The Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, a Masters in Computer Engineering from The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and was a faculty at Parsons School of New Design for eight years.
In my downtime, you can often find me watching Brazilian soccer, cooking for my family, or sweating it out in a CrossFit box.
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