Carlos Ochoa

Carlos is a serial technology entrepreneur, investor, and frequent speaker at technology, innovation and entrepreneurship forums. Previous to AI8Ventures, Carlos Co-Founded and served as Executive VP at Sm4rt Corp, a holding company that included Sm4rt Security Services (Cyber Security Operation Centers), Sm4rt Predictive Systems (Artificial Intelligence Card Fraud Prevention Technologies) and Sm4rt Game Studios (Videogames).

With Sm4rt he created the Premier Cyber Security and InfoSec compliance firm in the region, which ultimately was acquired by KIO Networks, the largest Information Technology Services Enterprise in Latin America. A Mexican bank consortium (E-Global) acquired the fraud prevention venture.

Since he founded his first company at 19, he has been leveraging the power and efficiency that technology and software bring to the industry, creating software for Nextel, AT&T, Teletech, and P&G among others. Carlos is an active mentor for the Founder Institute in San Francisco and founding director for the Chapter in Mexico City.

Passionate about technology, markets, and entrepreneurs, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and child, and enjoys coaching, first-time founders, getting down the slopes and playing golf. He attended the Telematics Engineering Program at ITAM´s in Mexico City.

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