To rightfully kick off Season 2 of The Red Chair, Stephan sat down with Cristina Fonseca, one of Indico's founding partners and our entrepreneur in residence. Cristina is a well-known figure in the tech startup community and has been instrumental in shaping Indico's vision and direction over the years.
Ítalo Ferreira is a professional surfer from Baía Formosa. As a child Ítalo began surfing on a styrofoam lid, once he got his first surfboard his talent quickly became seen, and he quickly climbed the ranks. Ítalo became the WSL World Champion in 2019 and in 2020 became the first-ever Olympic gold medalist for surfing at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Diogo Mónica is the co-founder and president of Anchorage Digital, the premier digital asset platform for institutions. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Técnico Lisboa, and has worked in software security for over 15 years. In 2017, he co-founded Anchorage, the first-ever federally chartered digital asset bank.
Fred Destin is the founder of Stride.VC, a seed fund based in London. Prior to Stride, Fred was a General Partner at Accel and Accomplice (formerly Atlas Venture) where he played key roles in the success of companies such as Deliveroo, Pillpack, and Carwow. In addition to his work in venture capital, Fred is also a noted blogger and conference keynote speaker.
Kunal Gupta is is the founder and CEO of Nova (formerly Polar), a creative advertising software provider to the world's largest media publishers, platforms, brands and agencies. Kunal is a devoted meditator and regularly writes about leadership, culture, and mindfulness.
April Rinne is equal parts global authority, advocate, ally and adventurer. She sees trends early, understands their potential, and helps others do the same. She connects people, ideas and resources in ways that say "wow, that's what the world needs" – and then makes it happen.
Nic Von Rupp
Nic Von Rupp spent his teenage years in competitive surfing, but nowadays is focused on moving frontiers in Big Wave Surfing. While chasing the heaviest waves around the world, Nic has grown his YouTube channel and personal brand.