Rich Garcia – SVL Cultura Ambassador


Rich Garcia Co-founder of, Live Q&A Platform.

Rich Garcia was born and raised in the South Texas border town of Weslaco, TX.

Rich Garcia - SVL Cultura Ambassador

Born to parents of Mexican descent, he is the 3rd generation in the USA and considers himself fortunate that Spanish was spoken at home.  Rich graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.

Rich started coding web pages in 1996 and by 2006 he was the lead frontend engineer on the Yahoo! Front Page.  He was also the first frontend engineer on My Yahoo!.  A seasoned user-interface developer for 18 years, he has created applications for some of the world’s most trafficked sites including Yahoo!, AOL and eBay.

In 2008, he co-founded, a live Q&A Platform that boasts customers such as the LA Times, the U.S. Department of State, and Shell Oil.  An internet and social entrepreneur with a passion for technology, he has devised programs that inspire kids to pursue STEM topics: and

In 2013, Rich was awarded Silicon Valley Latino Advisory Board Member of the Year for creating the mobile version of

A “soccer-holic”, he also finds euphoria in performing music, speaking Spanish, fatherhood, and the Fightin’ Texas Aggies.”


Manos Accelerator launch event at Google

Manos Accelerator launch event at Google

Silicon Valley Latinos came together at Google for Manos Accelerator's launch event and to welcome the 7 start-ups that make up the inaugural class.