Thiago Villa

Leme, Brazil

2nd-majoring in Computer Engineering
Thiago's Skills
Start-up Ventures
C Programming
Hardware Engineering
Internet of Things

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Thiago

Hi, my name is Thiago Villa and I would love to work for or found a SENSOR-related startup.

My purpose is to work with conscious people and companies in order to bring innovative ideas to life and create products for a better world.

I am currently second-majoring in Computer Engineering (e-learning) and I have chosen to specialize in electronics, so I can work with IoT in the future (MCUs, firmware, embedded systems). I am also taking online courses on advanced C++, RTOS, FPGA, LoRa, ZigBee, among others.

I have a Master's from USP, studied in the US, and speak fluent TOEFL-certified English. I volunteer in organizing events and writing content about entrepreneurship and innovation. I have started two startups before. My hobbies are working out, running, and nerd stuff.

I have professional experience in production and software engineering, besides knowledge in marketing, project management, and teamwork.

My technical skills include:

• Low level (firmware) hardware programming languages (C and C++)
• Printed circuit boards design, simulation, and sourcing (mainly Fritzing)
• Fast prototyping in development boards such as Arduino and NodeMCU (ESP8266)
• Networking the "things" and PAN/WAN networks to the cloud (ThingSpeak, AWS IoT)

My supporting skills are:

• Tools and methods for ideation and prototyping: design thinking, brainstorming, canvas, MVP
• Tools for remote work/collaboration and productivity: Trello, Slack, Doodle, Hangout, to-do lists
• Public speaking, good oratory and rhetoric, polite customer service, good writing skills
• Basic presentation design skills (script, storytelling, graphic design)


"I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad." - Elon Musk

Work Experience

CEO, Co-founder, Researcher

Spintech Nanomaterials

January 2014 - August 2014

I co-founded Spintech Nanomaterials to scale up a precious metal nanoparticles synthesis green process I had been researching as an undergraduate lab assistant from 2009-14 (see We rose BRL 175k in investment from São Paulo State Research Aid Foundation's Innovative Research in Small Companies program phase I (PIPE-FAPESP). Spintech's first product, gold nanoparticles had a market size of USD 1.82 billion in 2016. I was responsible for BizDev & hands-on R&D.

Engineering Intern

Solaris Photovoltaic Technology

September 2014 - January 2015


University of São Paulo

Biosystems Engineering

2009 - 2014

University of São Paulo

Master's in Agricultural Systems Engineering

2015 - 2017

São Paulo State Virtual University

Computer Engineering

2018 - 2022


Introduction to Marketing

University of Pennsylvania

3D Printing in Manufacturing

Deloitte University Press

Co-working Space

Via Business Coworking

2018 - Today