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Xavier Xicay is the driving force behind Tuatara Corporation and the current CEO & President. Xavier co-founded the company in 2010 and since then has raised over $3.6 million in private funding, taking Tuatara from development and through market adoption. Simultaneously, Xavier has led the company through the conception, development, and design of GilaPad.com. Xicay has earned a degree in Computer Science from Bunker Hill Community College and a B.A. in Graphic Design from Northeastern University. Prior to the foundation of Tuatara Corporation, Xavier lent out his innovative mind and creative detail to two other technology start ups. During that time, he gathered and harnessed the ideas that would come to form GilaPad.com. As the CEO of Tuatara, Xavier ensures the company’s excellence through constant evolution and by building partnerships, broadening business relationships, and advancing development. A true pioneer and visionary, Xavier Xicay assembled a five-start team of industry experts and professionals with the goal of revolutionizing the digital learning experience.

Companies & Products

Tuatara Corporation

Tuatara’s mission is to combine the resources of digital content innovators to bring students intuitive, inexpensive, and convenient solutions that allows them to capitalize on the endless vault of information they have available.

GilaPad

GilaPad transforms the virtual note taking experience. Use it to write notes, integrate content from online textbooks and popular websites, conduct research, watch videos, and share study materials with friends. All at once. All in one place.

ReachPeeps

ReachPeep’s mission will be to revolutionize crowdfunding by providing incentives to donate through rewards-based campaigns that anyone can create, promote, or simply participate in.

Online Mentions

Boston Business Journal

“Backed by $3.7 million in funding, Boston startup Tuatara Corp. this week launched itsGilaPad note-taking platform…”

Bostinno

“Tuatara, co-founded by Northeastern alum Xavier Xicay, first started making rumblings in 2012 and is now preparing to launch its first product…”

Boston Globe

“Northeastern graduate Xavier Xicay, 26, said his company, Tuatara Corp., an online resource for students…”

Founders Workbench

“Upstart Roundtable: Xavier Xicay’s Path to Funding and Clients…”

Mass High Tech

“After five years of research and development, $2 million in friends and family capital and a lot of hard work…”

eCampus News

“A new ‘gold standard’ in higher education? New eLearning platform Tuatara helps redefine what’s possible in higher education…”

Bostinno

“Xavier Xicay experienced firsthand how fragmented the student workflow is while studying graphic design at Northeastern”

EducationDIVE

“The e-textbook movement stands to reshape instruction as new education technologies continue to fill…”

Boston Business Journal

“The Boston Business Journal together with sister publication Mass High Tech today announced the 30 recipients”

EdTech Times

“Q&A with Xavier Xicay, President and CEO of Tuatara Corp…”

Awards

BBJ Rising Stars in Business

“A Nobel Peace Prize winner, an entrepreneur who joins the likes of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg and achieved…”

The Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

“Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards Dinner Honoring immigrant entrepreneurs in Massachusetts…”

Affiliations

CEO Roundtable

CEO Roundtable brings CEOs, presidents and company owners together for an invigorating exchange of information…”

YEC - Young Entrepreneurship Council

“YEC members are part of a trusted, invite-only community that elevates their business with concierge-level support…”

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