Pedro David Espinoza is an internet entrepreneur, angel investor, board member, TED speaker, and author. At the age of 19, Pedro became the founder of SmileyGo, a platform that helps companies invest smarter. In 2018, Pedro became the CEO of Alpaca Pan Peru, a venture that empowers rural women to become entrepreneurs. At the age of 24, Pedro co-wrote a book with Jorge Titinger, with contributions from Eric Schmidt, Reed Hastings, and Pat Gelsinger.
Educated at Stanford and Berkeley, Pedro began his career as a car mechanic at Toyota. At the age of 15, Pedro composed and launched his music singles on Apple, Spotify, and Amazon. Pedro is an investor in companies such as Nadine West, Kiwi Campus, and Feed.FM. He’s been a keynote speaker for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Pedro has been profiled in Univision, Telemundo, Hispanic Shark Tank, Voice of America, and Forbes. In 2019, Pedro published a book Differences That Make a Difference: How Organizations Succeed by Focusing on Innovation through Inclusion with Jorge Titinger (ex-CEO of SGI) by interviewing 175 global executives from Google, Netflix, Facebook, and more. He serves on the board of directors of Hertz Peru, Toyota Autoespar, and Corporate Group GESA.