CEO, DonorTap & Director of NAA Angels (Latino Tech Angels)
Government Relations | Greater New York City Area, US
Ricardo is the founder & CEO of DonorTap (formerly AngelPolitics) - the intelligent lead generation application for political & non-profit fundraising leveraging big data & artificial intelligence. Having built a smart profile for every political donor in the country, DonorTap matches candidates to their most likely prospective donors and introduces them through a friendly phone conversation. For each unique donor engagement the smart application suggests the contribution amount to ask from the donor and the key topics/issues to establish a strong connection. The application is designed to double pledge conversation, and actively coaches the candidate on ways to improve his or her pitch.
Ricardo is a 2012 ERANYC fellow, one of the top technology accelerator programs in the US, and a 2013 Fellow of the NYU Stern Berkley Center for Innovation. Currently Ricardo leads the first national Latino angel investor group in the US as a member of the New America Alliance (NAA), a national organization comprised of Latino founders of alternative investment firms (Private equity, hedge funds etc.) and industry leaders. Ricardo was a member of the recent delegation of the Department of State and the Aspen Institute exploring the investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Latin America.
Prior to AngelPolitics, Ricardo was an Associate at the NYC Mayor’s Office developing the 2015 technology blueprint for New York City. He also served as campaign CTO to mayor Angel Taveras; the first Latino mayor of the City of Providence, RI.
Ricardo holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Politics from the same institution. He is a Consortium Fellow, a Management Leaders for Tomorrow (MLT) Fellow, as well as a 2013 Council of Urban Professionals Fellow. He is the President of the Scarsdale Alumni Association and was recently a guest at the White House reception for Latino leaders. Ricardo is also an active contributor to the Huffington Post.