Meet the team
We practice transparency, continuous learning, and we put a lot of effort into maintaining our culture. We’ve been in business since 2012, growing steadily, and achieving great results.
Every solution we provide to our clients is tailored made and as been thoughtfully created. We take pride in designing and building to the highest quality standards while having fun at it!
Alex is a curious rebel. His passion for entrepreneurship and creative problem solving has given him a deep knowledge of how technology is disrupting business models. However, he is always looking forward to learning new things and fidgeting about how to improve processes. His latest adventure: getting into quantum computing.
He founded Acid Tango with Juan Nogueras in 2012 with the aim of sharing their insights with their clients and helping them innovate, stepping out the consulting world. Born and raised in Tenerife, Alex is a proud father of a legit Ducati scrambler and, whenever he has the time, you will find him either surfing, cycling or running.
Juan Francisco Nogueras Parga Brunet Pabón Vilaseca Pantoja Prunés Plata Latorre Peláez, aka Juan, embodies the most creative and artistic side of Acid Tango. Together with Alex, he founded the studio after working as game programmer for several years.
Full-time dreamer and part-time drummer, Juan is outstandingly passionate about music. People at the office usually enjoy his improvised drumming performance on the desk whenever he gets too excited with a song, although we still do not know if that is a consequence of the beat or just the 3-4 coffees he usually takes.
Famous for his lavish tiramisu, this developer and self-proclaimed sugarholic is unbeatable at almost any sort of competition, no matter whether that is a baking contest or the office paddle tennis league. In fact, he is an avid fan of almost any sport and is always trying to convince his fellow colleagues to join him.
Whenever Mario is not winning other people or fixing his kitchen, you will find him planning his next trip. Mario has a severe case of wanderlust and he takes every opportunity he can to travel the world and discover the best food all around! When asked about his biggest desire in life, he would only ask for a better memory. To keep record of all his accomplishments, perhaps
Originally born in Sweden, Gustavo was raised in Venezuela where he almost ended up as a professional soccer player. The world and the team would had lost a first-rate software developer, specialized in back-end and infrastructure. His latest interests include learning blockchain and travelling around Asia.
One of the sharpest minds of Acid Tango and absolute master of the Acid Smash Bros Championship, Gustavo is to the office like guacamole is to nachos: the salsa at every party. In his spare moments, he enjoys going out, playing beer-pong and dancing. He definitely raises the bar of the rest of the team to follow suit.
When not complaining about the endless surveys sent by Marketing, Rubén has the responsible task of leading the front-end team. He is a self-made developer whose main objective is to build simple, clean, and well crafted software which makes a difference in people's lives (and feed the team with homemade cookies).
In his free time, Rubén enjoys learning all things related to new technologies, software development and design. So basically, he doesn't have any free time. Other than that, you can find him biking or having sushi. A dream? Half-Life 3!
UI & Front-end Developer
Mía is a front-end developer, UI designer and female coders advocate. Actually, the whole programming thing came to Mia a bit later than most. Being an eminently creative person, she first pursued a bachelor's degree in advertising. After working on the PR side of political communication and becoming one of the main European experts in North Korean propaganda, she realised her interest in development could no longer be ignored.
Quite a nomad person, Mia spent some time in Miami undertaking a research period for her future PhD and has travelled to 20 countries. She enjoys clean designs, Harry Potter and, above all, lactose-free pizza. Mia tells people she loves rock music, but her all-time favourite artist is actually Taylor Swift.
Back-end developer by day, cameraman during the Acid Talks, Jaume proves his diverse professional skills at all times. Since coming to Acid Tango, he hasn't stopped to impress the team with his untamed stories about Alicante and its popular festivities. As a result of his storytelling skill, he is unofficially in charge of livening up any social gathering.
Passionate about airsoft and taekwondo, Jaume actually spends most of his free time walking his precious German shepherd Dante. You can also find him enjoying the competitive spirit by playing online multiplayer games. What makes him a truly remarkable human being? He is "forocochero".
Product Design Lead
Swedish born and raised in four different countries, Johan is probably the most cosmopolitan member of Acid Tango, and that is a lot to say! As our lead product designer, he is involved in all phases of the product design process while supervising the product design team.
Johan has a great passion for design and startups but also for all things related to food. That includes not only trying new gourmet spots but also cooking whenever he's got a chance. He has a keen interest in sustainable agriculture and would someday like to have his own organic farm.
Chief Operations Officer
Enrique is a serial entrepreneur-turned-strategist, passionate about how industry knowledge and targeted messaging create game-changing opportunities.
As the Operations Manager, he is responsible for far more than finding new opportunities in the market. He likes involving himself since the very beginning of the ideation process and always has a thought-provoking comment ready to share. His latest ambition: expanding our firm abroad and conquer international markets.
When he is not networking, you will find Enrique either doing crossfit, playing paddle, running, skiing… or, his most skilled ability, eating.
In a place of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there was born and raised Borja. The passions of this gentleman of ours were music, literature, cinema, and sports, as he praised for "Mens sana in corpore sano". This, however, is of but little importance to our tale. It will be enough to say that having read all sorts of codices about development and travelled far and wide Europe, he became software developer for the support of his own honour as for the service of his country.
His muse in shining armour was called Palutena, who with one back-stroke of her wings beat all sort of opponents at Smash Bros. Among Borja's greatest adventures was when he ended up in open sea at midnight, but that's another story...
Office & Administration Manager
With an extensive background in Administration and Human Resources, Belén rules the office with a kill-em-with kindness attitude and far too many documents of agreement, which means none does anything illegal during our day. She is also in charge of keeping the team well-fed with fruit, sandwiches and, above all, avocados. This obviously makes her one of the most beloved person in Acid Tango.
Before joining the team, she lived in Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Qatar. This has given her the ability to troll people in so many different languages that you will never get the grip on it.
Communication & Marketing Manager
Elena started her career in international journalism and, when she realized she would not become a war reporter, she specialized in PR and corporate communications. Besides writing and telling stories, her absolute passion is History. Therefore, beware of starting any related conversation or you will be dragged either to the Iron Age or the ancient Greece, her all-time favourite topics.
This Indiana Jones wannabe is also a boxing freak, which fortunately explains her usual bruises. If she could ask for a wish, she would stop the climate change and pet all the animals in the world (that makes two of them, but she couldn't make up her mind).
Hailing from Lanzarote, Daniel (Gak for friends) travelled the world in a sailboat during his youth, only to end up in Madrid. His life has always been tied to the ocean, the waves and the wind: he competed as a professional sailor both for Russia and Spain and has even lived in a boat for almost two years while sailing the Mediterranean.
However, Gak is skillful in firm ground as well and everytime he gets some code working smoothly, you will see him swing dancing and tapping around the office. This lindy hop maniac is specialized in infrastructure development, healthy cooking and spilling coffee on his laptop.
Hummus lover, full-stack developer and with a genuine ability for karaoke, Dani leads the office in the Canary Islands. This, together with his locks and tan, makes him a greatly admired colleague by the rest of the team. Despite being half-Cuban, he recognizes he isn't any good at dancing and has set this issue as one of his personal OKRs for the future.
Probably the coolest guy around Tenerife, Aarón was fated to become a developer since his early youth. The whole thing really got to him at three years’ of age with his first computer and a set of Disney floppy disks (but he might not admit the last part).
As a professional, he is always interested in trying out new things and learning how everything works, especially if it is technology or video games-related. A wish? “Being able to have all humanity’s knowledge!”. He would not say no to travel to Japan anytime either.
Focused on user experience, user interface, and visual design, Blanca is able to create emotional connections through design by a better approach to solve human problems, always with an acid twist!
Originally from Mexico, Blanca amazes the team with her ability to tolerate spicy sauces. She, however, is one of the sweetest members of Acid Tango, always helping others with a smile. Her hobbies? Conceptual photography, music, and her two dogs: Lola and Layla.
Mobile Application Developer
Abraham is of the youngest members of the Acid Tango team and brings a unique skill-set developing mobile applications. In particular, this Formula 1 maniac specialises in native apps for Android coupled with a strong opinion about the science of pizza.
His permanent sense of humour and excellent storytelling skills make him a quite amusing colleague. Whenever he has free time, he loves eating (without limits) and watching series such as Black Mirror, Bojack Horseman, Dark and Maniac.
Aitor Alonso Núñez
Aitor defines himself as a “natural human being”, which is always good to know because, like, what else? Curious by nature, his latest hobbies include learning about psychology and Greek mythology. He says he is a gourmet who loves Asian and Italian food, but in real life, Aitor is well-known for bringing fried chicken about three times a week. If he could ask for one wish, that would be changing the values of modern society, making it less artificial, more… human, just like him.
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Acid Tango S.L. has been the beneficiary of a contracting aid, as part of the Youth Employment Initiative from the European Social Fund, co-financed by Tenerife's local government (Cabildo), whose goal is to integrate unemployed youngsters, who are neither studying nor receiving training, in the job market in order to promote job placement of young population. To that end, Acid Tango has been backed up by the PICE Program from Santa Cruz de Tenerife Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation.