Tony is an entrepreneur and a co-founding partner and board member in the top mission-critical datacenter company in Latin America, Kionetworks.com. Founded in the year 2000, Kio Networks is now known as the first unicorn startup in Mexico. Tony has been central to KIO’s scaling to over 1,200 employees running 32 data centers in the USA, Latin America, and Europe.
He is also the CEO of ID345, a “club of angel investors” company specializing in early-stage investments in software-scalable-platforms, with a focus on key technologies such as machine learning amongst others. With an investment portfolio of 15 companies, Tony holds Board seats at: Kionetworks, Gentera-Grupo Compartamos, American School Foundation Board of Trustees during 2010-2016, KarmaPulse, OpenPay, YaloChat, Reverscore.com, MeroMole, Decidata, CRU.io, and Arbomex.
Tony is also the co-founder of technology incubator NCubo which, from 1999 to 2004, helped develop 8 technology companies locally in Mexico.
From 2004 to 2014 — while personally investing in tech startups — Tony held the position of Vice President and Chief Technology Strategist at Grupo Televisa, the largest Spanish language content producer in the world, where he was responsible for driving the development and implementation of key technological infrastructure concepts. While there, Rallo was responsible for product development and the management of infrastructure for areas such as Digital Lifestyles, Convergence, WiMax, IPTV, and VOD.
As the Multimedia Technologies Manager at Apple Computer, European Headquartersfrom 1986-1991, Tony was responsible for launching technologies such as QuickTime for the region, before leaving Apple in 1991.
Tony was born in Columbus Ohio, USA, in 1962, and raised in Cuernavaca Morelos until he moved back to the USA at the age of 18 for undergrad college and work in 1980. Tony holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology with a strong background in Applied Computing from UCSD and a Research Graduate Fellowship in Aquaculture from Aix Marseille III in France.