"Just a few months after formally setting up his company, Plyzer Technologies, in 2016, Barcelona-born Luis Pallares (AMP'19) managed to get it listed in the United States — thanks to an agreement with a Canadian colleague who controlled a company looking for a radically new direction.
Since then, having managed to secure 4 million euros in startup financing from both sides of the Atlantic, Pallares, as the new company's founder and CEO, has been dividing his time between Barcelona (where his team works) and Toronto (the official headquarters). It's not the conventional route to go, but then, little that Pallares has done in his life and career has been conventional. He is an entrepreneur who frequently pushes the boundaries.
By his own admission, Pallares, while bright, was not a model student. When he got expelled from high school in Barcelona, his mother sent him to finish his studies in the United States. He did better there, making it into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — but halfway through his computer science degree, he dropped out..."