Ricardo is the founder & CEO of Silicon Valley based VOIQ. His company raised $5 Million from YCombinator and other top Silicon Valley investors. VOIQ is leading the $150 Billion transformation from humans to conversational AI VoiceBots for Websites & Calling.
Ricardo is a YCombinator alumnus and was recently recognized as a Silicon Valley Top Diverse Tech 40 under 40. He also founded the group of the Top 50 Latinx Tech Leaders in the US ($10B in exits & 120B to invest) and leads the alumni group of YCombinator founders in Silicon Valley ($100B valuations). Ricardo is an Aspen Institute tech fellow and an NYU stern innovation fellow.
Prior to VOIQ, Ricardo was an associate at the NYC Mayor’s office under Michael Bloomberg developing the technology blueprint for New York City. He also was campaign CTO to Mayor Angel Taveras; the first Latino mayor of the city of providence, RI.
Ricardo has an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in politics from NYU. He is a member of the board of advisors of the World Policy Institute. Ricardo is also a consortium fellow, a Management Leaders for Tomorrow (MLT) fellow, and a Council of Urban Professionals fellow. He is also the former president of the Scarsdale Alumni Association and was recently a guest at the White House reception for latino leaders. Ricardo is also an Aspen Institute Latino Tech Leader.
At the Global Chatbot & AI Voice Conference in San Francisco, Ricardo speaks on AI Voice and the future of work, addressing 500 technology leaders from the Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley.
At the Global Chatbot & AI Voice Conference in New York, Ricardo speaks on the past, present and future of AI Voice and Conversational VoiceBots for calls to 200+ technology leaders from the Fortune 500.
Ricardo gives a keynote speech at the Global Chatbot & AI Voice Conference on AI Voice and the future of Work to 500 technology leaders from the Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley.
Ricardo shares his experience building VOIQ and discusses opportunities in technology and innovation across the Americas, alongside a panel of top Latino tech founders ($4B in aggregate exits and Billions in assets under management by investors).
Ricardo shares his vision of AI Voice, how it will affect the way we run our businesses, and the top 5 Voice innovations that will have the biggest impact on the way businesses function.
Ricardo sats down with Stefan Kojouharov Founder of Chatbots Life, to talk about AI Voice, how it has evolved for the consumer at home, how it is shaping the future of business, and transforming the way we all work.
Ricardo is host and moderator of of the Top Latino Tech Leaders events where the most influential tech leaders in the world meet to exchange perspectives, explore opportunities and empower the next generation of Latino founders to continue strengthening and expanding the American 21st century economy.
Ricardo hosts a private get-together every two weeks for fellow YC alumni founders to share our latest challenges and learn from each other. Special guests incl.: Alfred Lin, Partner @ Sequoia Capital, Fmr. COO @ Zappos ($1.2B+), Daphne Koller, Co-Founder @ Coursera ($1B+), Michelle Zatlyn, Co-Founder @ Cloudflare ($3.5B+)
Proud to have VOIQ as 1st sponsor for Hubspot INBOUND! INBOUND is one of the fastest-growing business events in the world. Over 24,000 people gathered to learn inbound marketing and sales tactics from top leaders at major corporations.
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Ricardo gives a keynote on the past, present and future of AI Voice and Conversational VoiceBots for Sales and Marketing calls at the Global Chatbot & AI Voice Conference to 200+ technology leaders from the Fortune 500.
Ricardo is invited to be a member of the 20 US Latino leaders convened by the @AspenInstitute (Top influential Think Tanks in the world) in Aspen for the second forum focused on developing the playbook to bolster the US economy by $1 Trillion by scaling Latino-owned businesses.Learn More →
Ricardo presents VOIQ on YCombinator Demo Day (private, invitation) for the Summer 2015 class at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. It was the 21st Demo Day event in Y Combinator’s history, with a total of 102 pitches spread across two days.
Ricardo speaks about Emerging Entrepreneurial Latino Leadership in the US and Latin America. The Silicon Valley Latino Summit brings the top Thought Leaders throughout the country to Stanford University to connect and inspire the community towards entrepreneurship and leadership.
Ricardo moderates a panel discussion at the 13th Annual Wall Street Summit at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, about the important role angel investors and tech venture capitalists play in the creation of new industry leaders, as well as the challenges and opportunities they face in today's market.