founder/CEO OF VOIQ

$200B in Valuations, 3,000 alumni founders, 25+ unicorns

$10B in exits & $120B to invest 

40 American LatinX founders running billion-dollar tech companies by 2040



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Ricardo is the founder & CEO of VOIQ. His company raised $5 Million from YCombinator and other top Silicon Valley investors. VOIQ is leading the $150 Billion transformation from humans to conversational AI VoiceBots for calling.

Ricardo is a YCombinator alumnus and was recently recognized as a Silicon Valley Top Diverse Tech 40 under 40. He also founded the group of the top 50 Latinx Tech Leaders in the US ($10 Billion in exits, 120 Billion to Invest) and leads the group of YCombinator alumni in Silicon Valley ($100b valuations). 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.


featured events

Keynote: AI Voice and the Future of Work

Audience: 500 Silicon Valley

tech leaders

Ricardo gives a keynote speech at the Global Chatbot & AI Voice Conference on AI Voice and the future of Work to 500 technology leaders from the Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley.

AI Voice Insights with Ricardo Garcia-Amaya

Audience: 2,000+ Chatbots Life community members

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.


Global Keynotes & Speaking Engagements

Fostering a DEI Community as a Latin Leader - Power To Fly
Oct 20, 2021

In this powerful discussion, Ricardo talks about how he, as Latin leader, is advocating for his community.

Fostering a DEI Community as a Latin Leader - Power To Fly

Audience: 5,000 live

Panel: The Startup Match-up
Sep 30, 2019
San Diego, CA

Ricardo cohosts the Startup Match-up at L’ATTITUDE with Ebetuel "Beto" Pallares, who led the effort of matching latino founders with over $2.5M of capital deployed on stage and invested, alongside a great panel of Latino VCs.

Panel: The Startup Match-up

Audience: 10,000+ world-class CEOs, economists, entrepreneurs and industry leaders

Panel: LEAP Summit
Sep 27, 2019
San Francisco, CA

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).

Panel: LEAP Summit

Audience: Investors deploying billions of dollars in capital


How Voice Technology Can Help Your Business 

April 10, 2020

Listen to Ricardo talk about his journey into technology, why voice innovation is helpful for businesses, what it's like to pitch to investors, the data and feedback he's received from his users, and why he founded the Top 50 Latino Tech Leaders organization and what it entails.

The future of AI VoiceBots for Business

January 27, 2020

YCombinator backed VOIQ is leading the $150b transformation from humans to conversational AI Voicebots for calling. Listen to Ricardo speak on how AI Voice is changing how businesses operate.




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