1. About me

    View Alberto Escarlate's profile on LinkedIn

    Alberto is an investor, designer, professor, entrepreneur, advisor, and currently the founder of Playful Data and Venture Partner at Collaborative Fund.

    Before becoming a VC he co-founded Sojo Studios, a company that provides joyful and accessible ways for people to join with others to do lasting social good. Before that he created TigerTag; the first free lost & found service for consumer electronics - an early precursor of the Internet of Things.

    He also served as CTO for startups such as Entertainment Media Works and YellowPin and, throughout his career, led a number of projects for a list of companies that include AT&T, Delta, General Motors, IBM and Kraft Foods.

    Alberto holds a degree in Computer Science from The Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, and a Masters in Computer Science from The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He enjoys passing on what he’s learned and does so by teaching at the School of Design Strategies at Parsons The New School of Design in New York.