Antonio Altamirano

Antonio has managed engineering, product and marketing teams at Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups, for more than ten years. He is the founder and CEO of Tangelo and cofounder of Daemonic Labs, Inc. Daemonic Labs, Inc. is a venture- backed technology startup with offices in San Francisco and Buenos Aires. Tangelo designs and develops software for mobile platforms and is based in the Silicon Valley and Buenos Aires.

Website URL: http://www.altamirano.org

As I waited for my turn to speak at the LSA Innovation Summit, I started thinking about how much it has taken to start three companies, fail and have the courage and audacity to get up and keep going and succeed again.

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You’ve got an idea.  Now what?  It takes a lot of time to learn the difference between what’s indispensable and what’s not. Enter the meta-startup: startups designed to help other startups. About a year and half ago when I first had to (or was forced to) directly manage a cap table, I noticed the same thing…

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I had the pleasure of moderating a panel on startup funding strategies at the LSA Innovation Summit with renowned angel investor Manny Fernandez from DreamFunded, Pablo Fuentes from Proven and Jose Huitron from Crowdismo. It was a great panel with useful insights and most importantly Manny, an experienced and successful angel investor in Silicon Valley,…

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A few days ago I attended the Hardware Workshop in San Francisco. It was a great way to speed up the learning curve by looking at what others have done and the obstacles they encounter. The simple truth I learned is that hardware is still much much difficult than software and that is hard to change unless technologies like 3D printing becomes pervasive. Also, I saw a world that considers software as a necessity rather than primordial need to differentiate and compete. From my point of view, the need for hardware will only increase but the fact is that software is indeed, eating the world.…

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It has been almost a year since we launched Interesante.com to the public. It has been a fantastic ride and there are a lot of things that we’ve learned that I’d like to share. The main thing we learn is be clear, concise and truthful with our users, investors and advisors. To that end, I’ve prepared this post that explains who we are, how we came to be and where are we going.…

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The Silicon Valley has seen the waves of technology innovation from the exuberance of the 1990’s to the boom and bust of the dot com era and to a more sustainable boom of the past few years. We’ve come a long way in understanding how the world can be changed by technology and how to make the progress constant and exponential.…

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Never Give Up, No Matter What.

Our little boy was born deaf and was on track for cochlear implants in both ears. One day he started complaining and taking the hearing aids off. We took him to the doctor for a follow up testing and the results were stunning. He went from being almost profoundly deaf to almost normal hearing. The doctors say it’s a miracle. He loves to sing and play piano and we love to listen.