Rodrigo is a serial entrepreneur, and early-stage investor in technology companies such as amiando.com (sold to XING AG in dec'10) and trigami.com (merged with Wikio Group in May'11). See http://angel.co/rodrigo.
He was the co-founder and CEO of vpod.tv (sold in Mar'10), a multimedia platform enabling corporations to create their own multi-device Internet TV channels.
Customers included global brands, media groups, telcos, and large e-commerce sites.
vpod.tv received numerous Innovation awards in Europe and the USA. In 2006, vpod.tv raised a $5.1m series A from Innovacom, the investment arm affiliated with Orange. Angel investors and advisors included serial entrepreneurs Martin Varsavsky (Fon) and Loïc Le Meur (Seesmic). Xavier Niel (Iliad/free.fr) was on the advisory board.
Previously, as acting CEO, he was instrumental in the successful launch and recent sale of glowria, a leading European online movie service, sold in Dec'07 to Netgem.
In 2004, he led the mobile strategy team for AOL Europe.
Earlier, Rodrigo was a principal with Gemini Consulting, and a manager (founder of the e-business practice) at KPMG Consulting France, leading large scale European e-commerce and media projects. He started his career as a consultant to the European operations of Intel and Novell.
Rodrigo is a Computer Science Engineer from EPITA, a graduate from the Sorbonne MBA (IAE de Paris), and holds an MBA from INSEAD, including an exchange term at the MBA program of the Wharton School in Philadelphia.
He is a sought-after speaker at media & Internet events worldwide including the Monaco Media Forum, DigitalHollywood, LeWeb, TechCrunch, Mobile Monday, LIFT, AdTech, Plugg, ERA, Netcamp... a regular speaker in the Entrepreneurship classes at INSEAD and a mentor of young entrepreneurs. He is regularly a jury at startup contests.
In his spare time, Rodrigo is an avid genealogist, traveler, photographer and enjoys fine dining.