Dagogo Altraide (born 21 Oct 1990) better known as ColdFusion is an Australian YouTuber, entrepreneur, music producer, author, internet personality, and influencer. Dagogo registered a youtube channel “ColdFusion” on Dec 3, 2007. His channel experienced exponential growth and popularity over the years reaching over 2.3 million subscribers. The channel started with unboxing videos and projected Dagogo as a tech critique. Over time, his style of content diversified to include music, mini-documentaries, reviewing, and modifying smartphones. In 2013, He started producing and releasing music under the alias “Burn Water” inspired by a line in the TV series 'Arrested Development'.
In 2020, the ColdFusion brand expanded to include ColdFusion Collective. An online platform where people interested in science and technology can discuss ideas and suggest future topics for documentaries.ColdFusion videos have predominantly appeared on Time.com, in museums, lecture halls, and exhibitions. His channel has also partnered with Tedx and has worked with brands such as Intel.
Dagogo Altraide was born in Mumbai, India in 1990. His father was an engineer at the Multinational Oilfield services company Schlumberger so relocation was common. Dagogo spent his early days in India, Nigeria, Malta, and Scotland before his family settled in Perth, Australia in late 1993.
Dagogo was interested in engineering right from his childhood. During his elementary school years, Dagogo and his companions spend their evenings’ building and driving electrical robots inspired by the British TV show 'Robot Wars'. He completed his high school graduation in 2007.
Dagogo Altraide completed his bachelor of engineering in Mechanical engineering in 2012 from The University of Western Australia. He completed a degree in Marketing to serve and promote his work from Curtin University in 2014.
Dagogo Altraide is a tech enthusiast and in 2007 he decided to invest his time and efforts in a 2-year-old American online video-sharing platform, Youtube. During his time at University, he started his channel ColdFusion as a hobby.
In 2012, after his degree, he worked as a Vacation Implementation Engineer for an engineering firm, Clogh Amec for one year. In 2013, Dagogo started producing and releasing music under his stage name, Burn Water. The name was inspired by a line in the TV series 'Arrested Development'. From September 2014 to Jan 2016, he worked as a Change Management Communications Consultant in Integrated Energy. In May 2016, Dagogo started working as the marketing manager for Electro. Aero Pty Ltd, an electrical aviation company in Jandakot, Perth.
During this time, his Youtube channel has seen constant growth and his focus shifted from reviewing and modifying smartphones to commentary on the tech industry and finally mini-documentaries. ColdFusion videos have since appeared on Time.com, in museums, lecture halls, and exhibitions. ColdFusion partnered with Tedx and has worked with brands such as Intel.
In 2020, he expanded the ColdFusion brand to include ColdFusion Collective, an online platform where people interested in science and technology can discuss ideas and suggest future topics for documentaries.
In 2018, Dagogo published a book “New Thinking: From Einstein to Artificial Intelligence, the Science and Technology that Transformed Our World”. Dagogo received the “Top Ten Technology books of all time” award from Book Authority for it.
The book was available in all three formats hardcover, audio, and ebook.
Dagogo is the third and youngest child with two older sisters living in Melbourne, Australia. Dagogo and his parents still live in Perth, Australia. He had also been interviewed by Channel 9.
In the media
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