19 – Rafael Vivas – GM, New Initiatives at AppLovin
Ever wanted to leave high school and go straight into a tech startup with no engineering background? My next guest of The Shobeir Show, Rafael Vivas, did just that when he joined Applovin.
Rafael Vivas is AppLovin’s General Manager, New Initiatives. AppLovin enables developers to grow their business with a powerful set of industry-leading solutions. Rafael oversees Vessel, AppLovin’s NFT marketplace for mobile applications and games. Previously, Rafael was President of Lion Studios, a mobile games publishing studio created by AppLovin. As one of the company’s first hires, Rafael has held several roles at AppLovin bringing developers to the AppLovin platform and helping them maximize revenue. At age 14, Rafael founded his first profitable online company, which offered affordable servers for PC games. He later became director of business development at Social Hour, where he built the company’s mobile ad network.