Ricardo is the founder & CEO of VOIQ. His company raised $5 Million from YCombinator and other top Silicon Valley investors. VOIQ is leading the $500 Billion transformation from humans to conversational AI Voice Assistants for the web and apps.
Ricardo is a YCombinator alumnus and was recently recognized as a Silicon Valley Top Diverse Tech 40 under 40. He is the founder of YCombinator Alumni ($400B valuations & 3,500 top tech founders) and the founder of the Top American Latinx Tech Leaders in the US ($16 Billion in founder exits, $120 Billion AUM by VCs). He is a founding equity partner of Acrew Capital and active angel investor through his family fund, Nilo Ventures. 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 is the founder of the YCombinator Alumni community ($300B in valuations & 3,500 alumni). He hosts the Off-The-Record Series where he invites the most successful founders and influential VCs as special guests.
Ricardo is the founder of the American Latinx Tech Leaders group ($13B in exits, $120B to invest). They get together for an off-the-record conversation with the most influential VCs.
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.
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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.