Pedro began at the age of 10 with his venture in Miami. At 15, Pedro released his music singles on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music. Then at 19, while at Stanford University, Pedro founded SmileyGo – a technology company that indexed the data of 1.6 million nonprofits in order to empower Fortune 500s to fund charities. At 21, he gained funding while studying at Berkeley Haas.
Pedro’s investment thesis is that diversity is key for success: 44% of Fortune 500 Companies in 2018 were founded by immigrants or their children. He has invested in software startups founded by minorities such as Hispanics, Asians, and Women. Music as a service, autonomous vehicles, and consumer software are the industries in which he has invested so far.
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Since 2012, Pedro has spoken to audiences ranging from multinational corporations to intergovernmental organizations. He has given keynotes about disruption, work-life balance, and emotional intelligence, with his experience as a TED Speaker. Voice of America named him “The Robin Hood of Technology” in 2017. His favorite topics are leadership, personal branding, and business storytelling.