Antonio has a deep understanding of technology trends and has a passion for the customer. He is able to deeply engage with the technical teams, roll up his sleeves, and drive decisions which accelerate execution. He is also able to work with executive teams to make sure there is an understanding of the trends and business implications. Antonio has proven he can be successful with small or large companies as long as they are seeking to drive growth through innovation.
Antonio loves disruptive products almost as much as the entrepreneurs behind them, and happened to get lucky enough to enter the technology industry as the commercial Internet began to redefine entire industries. With 15 years of operating experience as an engineer, manager, CEO, and founder, he is eager to partner with entrepreneurs looking to make a dent in the universe.
Originally a native of Venezuela, Antonio’s love of technology began when he learned to program on an Apple II as a nine year old. That early spark inspired him to become a hacker and serial entrepreneur.
Most recently, Antonio was CTO of HP’s consumer Imaging and Printing division where he led a wide array of projects in the areas of mass customization, e-reading, mobile platforms, and next generation web platforms for content consumption.
He came to HP through the acquisition of Tabblo, where he was founder and CEO. Tabblo, a Matrix-backed company, was a high-end photo site focused on bringing together the viral nature of online content publishing with the high margins of digital printing.
Prior to that, Antonio held a variety of engineering, product, and business development roles at MyPublisher (currently the leading photo book manufacturer in the US), abuzz Technologies (acquired by the New York Times), and the Boston Consulting Group.
Antonio’s area of focus include consumer Internet, mobile, software and Internet infrastructure.
For more on Antonio, check out his blog, www.theonda.org, where he writes about technology, entrepreneurship, and whatever happens to be consuming cycles.
Interesting posts include:
A/B testing is no panacea
How to hack your Nexus One to run Cyanogen
Big companies, open source and joint ventures
Incremental thinking and small exits
Startups and experience: context matters
Work and Meaning
Many start-ups fail not because they had bad ideas but because they lack real-life guidance from their VC. That’s why it’s important to have a Partner that has not only experience of bringing products and ideas to market but also the technical skills to become one of the team. Antonio has the prowess that makes him equally comfortable in the board room or the server room, and has the vision to recognize trends months before the rest of the market catches up. He’s exactly the kind of guy to guide young entrepreneurs in their first capital venture or established businesspeople looking to take their company to the next level. Antonio is the guy I would want by my side, and on my board, when wading into start-up waters.
Bruce Watermann, SVP, Blurb
Areas of Interest
Consumer Internet, mobile, software, Internet infrastructure
Tabblo, founder & CEO
MyPublisher, VP of Engineering
The Boston Consulting Group
Harvard University, AB, Social Studies, Phi Beta Kappa
Stanford University, MBA
Stanford University, graduate studies in Computer Science