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Ricardo Garcia-Amaya
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Ricardo is the founder & CEO of Donortap - the intelligence & automation platform for political & non-profit fundraising leveraging big data & artificial intelligence prioritization. Its mobile call app introduces organizations to prospective donors with the highest probability of contributing to their campaign. Ricardo is a 2012 Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator Fellow and a 2013 Fellow of the NYU Stern Berkley Center for Innovation. Currently Ricardo leads the first national Latino angel investor group in the US as a member of the New America Alliance (NAA), a national organization comprised of Latino founders of alternative investment firms (Private equity, hedge funds etc.) and industry leaders.

Prior to Donortap, Ricardo served as an Associate to the NYC Mayor’s Office developing the 2015 technology blueprint for New York City. He also served as the campaign CTO to mayor Angel Taveras; the first Latino mayor of the City of Providence, RI..

Ricardo holds an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Politics from the same institution. in 2012, Ricardo was selected as one of the top 25 young bright Latino leaders in NYC by Latino Leaders magazine. He is a Consortium fellow, a Management Leaders for Tomorrow (MLT) fellow as well as a 2013 Council of Urban Professional Fellow. He is the president of the Scarsdale Alumni Association and was recently a guest at the White House reception for Latino leaders and a member of the delegation of the Department of State & the Aspen Institute set to meet & explore the investment and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Latin America.

Entries by Ricardo Garcia-Amaya

NYC Government -- A Century-old Hierarchical Culture in a Millennial World

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 12:14 PM

In an article published in The New York Times on November 9 titled "Embracing the Millennials' Mind-Set at Work," Tom Agan offers a refreshing point of view that brings to light the necessary changes in culture that large corporations are undergoing and must continue to embrace.

"With its...

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Saving Your Startup From Your Cofounder

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 5:54 PM

Six months ago I found myself in an elevator on my way to the 35th floor to request advice from Rich, a top litigation attorney and a partner at of one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. With each monotonous beep indicating I was creeping closer to...

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It's Time for a National Minority Angel Investor Group

(8) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 10:56 AM

Technology startups are the frontier of industry creation and industry disruption in the US. Unfortunately, minorities comprise less than 2 percent of founders of technology start-ups in the U.S. and less than 1 percent go on to receive VC funds. Over the past two years we have witnessed...

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Memorandum for the President: The White House CIO Fellowship Program

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 11:46 AM

On January 14, 2011, I submitted my application to the White House Fellows Program. The application asks the applicant to write a memorandum for the president making a specific policy proposal. I proposed the creation of the White House CIO (WHCIO) fellowship program. The program offers 5-10 talented technology leaders...

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Political Fundraising: Out from the Shadows into the Social

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2011 | 11:05 AM

Two years ago, the conversation at social gatherings frequented by 40- and 50- somethings included the question "why on earth would you share your life on Facebook?!" Yet only a year later, this same demographic was sharing its latest family vacation pictures on Mr. Zuckerberg's network. Not too long after,...

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