María Amor | Backend Data Engineer at CARTO

María Amor studied Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Seville. She did her Erasmus study abroad program in Ireland and has a diploma in Mobile Communications: Technologies, Services and New Business Models. Besides this, she has taken several Machine Learning courses from Coursera, taught by a professor from Stanford University. “I totally recommend them!” she says. She speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese and has extensive international experience in Angola, the USA, and Indonesia.

Juan José Lopez | Front-End Engineer at TrustYou

“I had a complicated year. I got many interviews that didn’t work out. But I got through it.”

Today we talk to Juan José López, who studied Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Granada. “I chose telecommunications so that I would have more opportunities in the future. The beginning of this Bachelor’s degree is quite difficult. There is a kind of ‘weeding out’ of students at the beginning of it, but I got past this, because I knew what made me happy.” Juanjo got a Google Certification as a “Mobile Web Specialist” last year. He speaks Spanish and English.

The Talent Pool for Venture Capital

Nowadays, Venture Capital firms (VCs) are really trying hard to add, on top of their investment, more value to their portfolio companies. Since hiring great talent is the most important scaling challenge for all startups, VCs are focusing on helping them hire faster. Private portfolio talent pools, are a fantastic tool that make it easier to share talent amongst the portfolio.

However, manually maintaining a private portfolio talent pool is time consuming and error prone and portfolio companies end up forgetting about it.

Fernando Drumond | UX/UI Engineer at Preply

A calendar notification pops up on the desktop. The interview with Fernando Drumond is about to start. A quick microphone check, a quick look to make sure the video quality is good, and we’re ready for the call! Fernando recently joined Preply as a UX/UI Engineer. COVID-19 hasn’t stopped him from finding a great job, and today he wants to share his experience.