Hello! My name is Alvaro and it seems like I’ll be talking about myself a little bit in this post. I guess I’ll start with my background. I’m 21 years old, and was I born in Madrid, Spain. I lived there until I turned seven when I moved to Greenwich, Connecticut because of my dad’s job. Lived there for three years (it was an amazing experience) and then we all moved back to Spain when I was 10. However, very soon after I left, I knew that I wanted to go back someday to get my bachelor degree. Don’t get me wrong, I love Spain, but my whole family agreed that the education system in the U.S is a bit more well developed, so we wanted to have the opportunity to learn trough that system. My high school in Madrid is called “Virgen de Mirasierra”, so as you can imagine, there weren’t a lot of students thinking of studying outside of Spain upon graduation. In fact, I was the only student in my promotion that studied in the US! I ended up going to Boston University and receiving a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. You might be wondering how I ended up working for nubii, well, my junior year of college I interned for Singular Factory, an online business development firm that builds “empires” and is the parent company of nubii, and I loved it.
The team was amazing, you had so much freedom and everyone’s voice was heard, which for a 20-year-old kid at the time, was unheard of. Anyway, after the summer internship, things worked out and I kept working with Singular Factory during the school year. Eventually I was introduced to the idea of nubii, and I was amazed by its potential. This virtual workspace, offered the team something that had been a big liability until now, working remotely, but still maintaining that team culture that is so fundamental for any firm to succeed. nubii showed me that it is possible to work from your bedroom and still socialize with others and feel part of a group, rather than a bunch of individuals working together. Most importantly, it showed me that CONTEXT is possible even if people are working from all different parts of the world. I have colleagues in Colombia, Spain, Miami, and many other places, and trough nubii, I know when they are eating, taking a quick break, or in a meeting with others. Before I end, hope this wasn’t too boring, I’ll briefly mention what I focus on at nubii. Well, one of the beauties of working here is that like I mentioned earlier, you have a lot of freedom, so if you want to get involved with every aspect of the product development you can. Nevertheless, my main focus has been on developing a dashboard with our KPIs on Metabase to track our progress. Now, we are transitioning into Mixpanel (another tool to analyze data and create cool graphs), so that’ll be fun… I’m also on top of running simulations based on our business model to try to understand where we stand and where we are heading. As you can see, a lot of numbers involved. There is still a lot of work to be done at nubii, and mistakes will certainly be done, but I know that with this team behind it, and the product itself, nubii will one day be a great success. Anyway, that’s all I have for you today. I hope it gave you a small glance at who I am and what I’m up too. Hope to see you around nubii one day!