I studied computer systems in university, but by the age of 37, I had not done much in the area. For ten years, I worked in an insurance company, Império Bonança, as an automobile expert. What made me work there for so long was the flexibility the job allowed. But in 2014, I felt many changes in the company and in the business itself, so I started looking for other options.
My philosophy is to always be learning by putting myself in new, scary situations. I think this initially led me to jump from mechanical engineering to the business world at Boston Consulting Group. It certainly played a part in me deciding to learn to code at Le Wagon and take on the role of tech lead and co-founder at Stotles. It has been a wild ride, and the only thing I know for sure is that the ride is just getting started.
Rodrigo Ruas is the CEO and cofounder of Luvotels, the first platform to book motel rooms in Brazil. Rodrigo was an alumni from Le Wagon Rio de Janeiro Batch #50 in January 2017. Nine months after Luvotels was born during LeWagon, we were already evaluated in more than 1M€.