Founder + CEO | 8base
Albert Santalo is a computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur with experience in high growth, venture-backed technology companies. His passion lies in designing products and building companies that disrupt traditional business models. He is an advocate for empowering entrepreneurs everywhere to build Silicon Valley-caliber technology companies in their local communities and was standing alongside the President at the signing of the Jobs Act in 2012. He is the founder and CEO of 8base, a low-code development platform and services company that helps companies build digital products. He is also a board member and/or advisor to various technology ventures, and has raised in excess of $200 million for his companies.
He is the former chairman and CEO of CareCloud (NASDAQ: MTBC), a company he founded in 2009 that is working to modernize the antiquated healthcare industry with a cloud-based platform. CareCloud reached #127 on the 2014 Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies; and is backed by NVP, Intel Capital, First Data Corp. and others. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Avisena, a Software-as-a-Service revenue cycle management company for physician practices. Prior to Avisena, he worked at the Hackett Group / Answerthink (NASDAQ: HCKT), a management consulting firm, where he served as a director in the IT Transformation and Strategy Practice. During his tenure at Answerthink he worked with Global 2000 companies, assisting them with technology strategy and transformation initiatives.
He is the lead inventor of, and holds a U.S. patent for, Avisena’s A/R Management Methodology. He has a Master of Business Administration Degree from Florida International University (FIU). He is an EY Entrepreneur of the year finalist and IBM SmartCamp Silicon Valley winner. He is a past recipient of the FIU Charles E. Perry Visionary Award for Outstanding Alumni and was inducted into the FIU Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 2006. Albert is also a contributor to Entrepreneur. In 2019, 8base was named Startup of the Year at the Startup Grind Global Conference in Silicon Valley.