Michael Puscar is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist with three prior high tech exits who is deeply in love with technology. Michael is an optimist by nature, a transcendentalist who cares very much about humanity and is firmly committed to using technology as a catalyst for better education, wealth creation and better healthcare regardless of socioeconomic status, race or origin.
Michael is the author of three patents, one issued and two pending, for the use of ground-breaking semantic web, classification, and enterprise search technologies. He is a programmer by trade, a reformed black hat hacker, whose expertise is in natural language processing and artificial intelligence.
Michael is fluent in four languages including English, Spanish, Italian and Chinese (Cantonese) and is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences on topics ranging from emerging technology to macroeconomics.
Some of Michael’s prior speaking venues have including O’Reilly Tools of Change, the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Founder Institute, the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), Contech London and MarkLogic World. He has been interviewed by prestigious news organizations worldwide including the Financial Times, CBS Marketwatch, TeleMedellin, Colmundo Radio and most recently appeared on the Brains Byte Back podcast with Sam Brake.
Ironically, Michael is perhaps most known for the video that he took as a passenger on flight Alitalia AZ-63 when it crash landed in Rome, Italy on September 30, 2013.
In addition to his family office, Michael was the first investor in NPCx, a pioneering startup that aims to use artificial intelligence to create more realism in video games. He also sits on the board of various early stage startups and charity organizations. Finally, Michael donates his time to Fusion Pointe as a mentor and is dedicated to growing the Southwest Florida startup ecosystem.
Appointments to speak with Michael are facilitated through his assistant Alejandra Jaramillo. Alejandra can be reached at [email protected].
Johana is a lifelong entrepreneur and philanthropist who is passionate about family values and early childhood education. Johana is a devout catholic who is driven by her strong faith and desire to give back to the communities in which she lives.
Johana is a proud Colombian with humble roots. She is self-made, having founded several successful startups. Her most recent venture, Vamos Cowboys, is the world’s largest Spanish speaking site for fans of the Dallas Cowboys with more than a million unique visitors per month.
Through her travels and philanthropic work, Johana now speaks three languages (Spanish, English and Italian) and has visited more than 50 countries. While Michael leads the PBFO’s high tech investments, Johana leads the office’s real estate acquisition as well as the philanthropic work of the family office.
Appointments to speak with Johana are facilitated through her assistant Natalia Giraldo. Natalia can be reached at [email protected].