Pedro began at the age of 10 with his venture in Miami. At 15, Pedro released his singles on Apple, Spotify, and Amazon. Then at 19, while at Stanford, Pedro founded SmileyGo – a startup that indexed the data of 1.6 million nonprofits in order to empower companies to give smarter. At 21, he gained funding while studying at Berkeley Haas.
Pedro believes that inclusion is key for success: 44% of Fortune 500 Companies in 2018 were founded by immigrants. He teamed up with Jorge Titinger (SGI CEO) to interview 150 global executives. In 2019, Pedro published his book Differences That Make A Difference, having Eric Schmidt, Reed Hastings, and Dan Schulman as contributors.
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Pedro has invested in disruptive technologies founded by immigrants, women, and Hispanics. He has given keynotes about diversity & inclusion with his experience as a TED Speaker. He has invested in autonomous vehicles, music as a service, and software as a service. In 2017, Voice of America named him “The Robin Hood of Technology”.