Internet Entrepreneur and Business Angel
He was the co-founder and CEO of vpod.tv, a multimedia platform enabling corporations to create their own convergent InternetTV channels. Customers included global brands such as L’Oréal, Danone, BNP Paribas, French Government, Fanta, Leroy-Merlin, GDF-SUEZ; media groups; telcos such as SFR, Ono and large e-commerce sites.
vpod.tv received numerous Innovation awards in Europe and the USA. In 2006, vpod.tv raised a $5.1m series A from Innovacom, the investment arm affiliated with Orange. Angel investors and advisors included serial entrepreneurs Martin Varsavsky (Fon) and Loïc Le Meur (Seesmic). Xavier Niel (Iliad/free.fr) was on the advisory board.
Previously, as acting CEO, he was instrumental in the successful launch and recent sale of glowria, a leading European online movie service. In 2004, he led the mobile strategy team for AOL Europe. Earlier, Rodrigo was a principal with Gemini Consulting, and a manager (founder of the e-business practice) at KPMG Consulting France, leading large scale European e-commerce and media projects. He started his career as a consultant to the European operations of Intel and Novell.
Rodrigo is a Computer Science Engineer from EPITA, a graduate from the Sorbonne MBA (IAE de Paris), and holds an MBA from INSEAD, including an exchange term at the MBA program of the Wharton School in Philadelphia.
He is a sought-after speaker at media & Internet events worldwide including the Monaco Media Forum, DigitalHollywood, LeWeb, TechCrunch, Mobile Monday, LIFT, AdTech, Plugg, ERA, Netcamp... and a regular speaker in the Entrepreneurship classes at INSEAD.
His tongue-in-cheek blog http://blog.rodrigosepulveda.com ranks among the top blogs in Europe.
In his spare time, Rodrigo is an avid genealogist, traveler and photographer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or @rodrigo on twitter.