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Raul Valdes-Perez co-founded OnlyBoth – an automated discovery and writing software company – in March 2014 and is CEO. He co-founded Vivisimo in 2000, a search software company that provided enterprise products and web-based consumer services, serving as its CEO for nine years and as Chairman for twelve until its acquisition in 2012 by IBM.  At Vivisimo he was named a 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the North Central Region and a top ten reader favorite for Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine; he was also named the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association. Earlier, he was on the Carnegie Mellon computer science faculty. He received seven research grants from the National Science Foundation and published 50 journal articles and book chapters in computer, natural, and social science. He received a computer science PhD from Carnegie Mellon in 1991, where his advisor was the Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in information engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Raul authored the book Advice is for Winners: How to Get Advice for Better Decisions in Life and Work in late 2012, and is on several company and non-profit boards.

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