Ricardo Ventura

Colmena / Chief Technology Officer

Ricardo Ventura

Colmena / Chief Technology Officer

Ruby Full Stack Developer, Entrepreneur

I'm a software engineer with more than 12 years of experience in web development, marketing, business models and startups. I specialized in elevating creative ideas through technical solutions implementing world-class web applications.

  • Clevermac

    Founder, Full Stack Developer, HTML/CSS/PHP/MYSQL, CodeIgniter, PHP · Built the system from scratch. Clevermac was a intuitive application finder. The project started in 2007 with the idea to create a single place to gather all mac apps with no restrictions. The project died with the arrival of the Mac App Store.

Colmena3 years

Chief Technology OfficerPresent

- Present

Colmena is a Flexible Benefits platform for Startups and SMEs. Responsible Architecture, Infrastructure, Implementation, Quality Assurance and Management. ( Colmena was acquired by Coverflex.com )

About 株式会社ハイベロシティ

株式会社ハイベロシティ3 years

Tech Lead Engineer


Managing and Guiding the product engineer team.

Product & Project Manager, FullStack Engineer

Concept and UX development of a new fully automated online service. Project Management over a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary partially remote team. Implementation of critical API functionalities. Multi-Step Launch and online marketing strategies.

Full Stack Developer & Solution Engineer

Product Department Solution Engineer and Full Stack Developer, involved in projects like: - CRM development and deployment flow; - Full implementation of a ReactJS/Redux movie and audio streaming app (similar to Netflix / Spoti

Crably IVS (Danish Startup)6 years

Co-Founder - Managing Director & CTO


Crably is a Software as a Service the product is Multi-Tenant Content Management System that allows anyone to easily create an online presence, I developed this platform from scratch by myself (Backend/Frontend/DevOps) using Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Liquid, HTML, CSS, JS and jQuery.

Freelance7 years

Web Producer & Full Stack Consultant


Client work on various projects big and small. Strategic Consulting and Implementation, including business plan & sales strategy development via web channel.

  • SEO Group (now My Site Auditor)

    White label SEO audit and report tool Software as a Service that offers a SEO auditing tool. I was an Advisor & Lead Developer (built from scratch by me including SEO report algorithms). Full implementation of a Software as a Service that offers a SEO auditing tool that allows users to easily embed a white-label SEO audit tool on their site and generate SEO leads. HTML and PDF report generation. I used PHP, Codeigniter, HeroFramework, HTML5 / CSS3, Javascript, jQuery.

  • TheSurfShare

    Marketplace for surfers to Rent Rooms, Buy/Lend SurfBoards and hire/offer services. I was an Advisor & Lead Developer. Full implementation, integrations and product management. Built using Ruby on Rails, ShareTribe, MySQL, Haml, Sass.

  • Checkli - Make free checklists for anything.

    Lead Developer, Ruby on Rails, Ruby, MySQL · Make free checklists for anything. Stay organized and get things done by creating, organizing, or sharing to do lists, recipes, workouts and much more. Fixed a broken version of the app, tuned up and made multiple upgrades.

Technical Institute of Lisbon – Portugal

BSc, Communication Networks Engineering (Network & Telecommunications)

Software Engineering Distributed Systems Infra-Structures and Network Management Integrated Communications Networks

Pixel Design & New Media2 years

Lead Developer


Web engineering, using a broad range of web technologies to suit clients ranging from corporate giants to individuals. Management and manipulation of databases.

Portugal Telecom5 months

Help Desk


Internet service provider technical support for the largest telecommunication company in Portugal.


  • English - Professional
  • Portuguese - Native

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