I grew up in São Paulo and live in Brooklyn. I've been a journalist, community organizer, and worn myriad hats at a handful of tech startups. In 2012, I co-founded goTenna and started as its CEO.

goTenna creates distributed communication networks that increase scale, resiliency, and access. Communications is the keystone of all fundamental facilities and systems, but today’s infrastructure must evolve in order to meet 21st century needs. At goTenna, we're working on advancing universal access to connectivity by decentralizing it.

Outside of work, I try to remain active in progressive politics and read everything I can. Below are books I recommend:


  • The Counterlife, Philip Roth
  • Democracy, Joan Didion
  • Post Office, Charles Bukowski
  • Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee
  • Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov
  • Night Rounds, Patrick Modiano
  • The Immoralist, André Gide
  • The Sellout, Paul Beatty


  • Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag
  • Are You My Mother?, Alison Bechdel
  • Toward a Psychology of Awakening, John Welwood
  • Conquest of the Useless, Werner Herzog
  • The Diary of Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo
  • Don't Think of an Elephant, George Lakoff