Co-Founder, Plug and Play Tech Center
Jojo is co-founder at Plug and Play Tech Center, a Silicon Valley based technology startup accelerator, which he started in January 2006. At any given time, there are at least 400 startups at Plug and Play from all around the world, that access a network of over 200 angel investors, 180 venture capital firms, and 300 large corporations. Since inception, Plug and Play startups have been able to raise in excess of $6 billion in funding. Plug and Play Ventures has close to 1000 companies in its portfolio, including PayPal, Dropbox, Lending Club, N26, Soundhound and Guardian Health, among others.
In the Philippines, Jojo is co-founder of Launchgarage, which started operations in March 2016. Patterned after Plug and Play, Launchgarage is an accelerator and investor in tech startups in the Philippines and across the ASEAN region. Jojo currently advises multiple startups in the country, including Appsolutely, Taxumo, Acudeen, Magpie, Social Light, Mober, Veer, MiCab and Galileo, among others.
In addition, Jojo serves as a board member and vice-president for the Science and Technology Advisory Council to the Philippine government and leading universities, helping them bridge technology entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley.
Jojo completed his BS Business Administration studies in 1989 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.