Originally from Brazil, André founded his first company while a university student in computer science. André and his co-founders developed location technology that is now deployed on 80M+ smartphones and has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Microsoft as the world’s most precise geolocation platform. 

Most recently, André founded Incognia, a private identity company that provides location-based behavioral biometrics to companies in consumer finance and mobile commerce for frictionless mobile identity verification, authentication and contactless payments fraud prevention. Built on the same privacy-first location platform André and his co-founders spent a decade developing, Incognia’s location technology uses network signals and on-device sensors to deliver highly precise location information without capturing or linking to other forms of static personally identifiable information (PII). By building an anonymous behavioral pattern, unique to each user, Incognia creates a private identity used to prevent new account and account takeover fraud.