VICTOR SANTOS

Co-founder & CEO @ AirFox

Immigrant Entrepreneur and Blockchain Technologist

Shape

NEWS

2016
30 Under 30 - Social Entrepreneurs

Airfox is what happens when cryptocurrency meets social entrepreneurship. The company is tapping into the decentralized power of the Ethereum blockchain to make mobile internet more affordable through advertising and microloans. Airfox recently held an $15 million ICO for a total funding of $16.5 million.

2018
Airfox's mobile wallet aims to replace banks in emerging countries

Mobile wallet applications aren't anything novel, but most of the existing ones (like Venmo or Square Cash) all have something in common: they require people to have a bank account or a debit/credit card to use them. That's where Airfox differentiates itself. The app is geared toward "unbanked" users in emerging markets who may not have a credit history, due to lack of resources or because they're generally not fans of banks. 

Jan 22, 2018
Pareteum and AirFox Expand Blockchain Technology Partnership

Pareteum Corporation (NYSE American: TEUM), ("Pareteum" or the "Company"), the rapidly growing Cloud Communications Platform company, announced today that it has expanded its relationship with AirFox by adding AirFox's Blockchain and AirToken (AIR) platform to the Pareteum Global Cloud Service Platform.

2018
This Immigrant Founder's Startup Is About to Get Huge--If He Can Stay in the Country

Victor Santos dreams in English.

The Brazilian entrepreneur immigrated to the U.S. at 12 years old, and watched as his father built a construction business--working primarily with marble and granite--from the ground up. Fast-forward to 2018, and Santos is now the 26-year-old founder of a financial technology startup called Airfox. He employs 20 people in Boston.

2018
Airfox Launches Mobile App in Brazil, Giving Unbanked Citizens Access to Financial Services

Airfox, a mobile financial services company, today launched its free Android app in Brazil, giving millions of people unprecedented access to much-needed financing solutions. More than 44 percent of Brazil’s population is unbanked, another 30-44 percent lack sufficient access to mainstream financial services.

2016
Why 2 Ex-Googlers Moved to Boston to Raise Their Startup’s Seed Round

After meeting each other at Google a few years ago, Sara Choi and Victor Santos could have stayed on the West Coast to launch their new startup and find some investors. But they instead decided to move to Boston earlier this year to start Airfox, their new adtech venture that aims to make mobile internet affordable for people who struggle to pay for it.

Victor Santos: Founder and CEO of Airfox

BIO

Victor is an ex-Googler, UC Berkeley alum, Forbes 30 under 30 recipient, and TechStars Boston entrepreneur. He began working with VoIP at iWorldServices, opening their LatAM division. He then co-founded Ciao Telecom where he launched a platform for VoIP entrepreneurs and an advertising-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). After growing Ciao Telecom to double-digit millions in revenue, he joined Google working on product and marketing for the Google Partners program. He co-founded Airfox in January 2016 with former Google colleague Sara Choi. Victor is a DACA recipient and a big proponent for immigration reform and diversity inclusion in the technology sector. 

2015 Now
Co-Founder & CEO at Airfox

Co-Founder & CEO

AirFox’s vision is to make the mobile internet more affordable and accessible. 

2016
Alumni of Accelerator Program, Boston at Logos 1

Alumni of Accelerator Program, Boston

Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion. www.techstars.com. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect.

2011 2015
Co-Founder & COO at Ciao

Co-Founder & COO

Key Project: Wholesale and Reseller VoIP platform for emerging markets "Twilio for non-technical entrepreneurs". 

2012 2014
Marketing Manager & Business Analyst Intern at Google

Marketing Manager & Business Analyst Intern

Created a more efficient and automated lead qualification and demand management process for global enterprise partners.

Improved demand management time by an average of 20%.

Developed a channel strategy to distribute.

2013
University of California Berkeley at Berkeley

University of California Berkeley

Attended University of California Berkeley.

2009 2011
Business Development Manager at Iworld

Business Development Manager

Generated $2.2M / year of revenue in Portuguese speaking countries (Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde).

Developed and managed Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries selling, consulting and marketing a VoIP platform to medium sized entrepreneurs and value-added.