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Founder Interview: Alejandro Russo, Building the Candela Spiced Rum Brand

The Startup Magazine

Candela Mamajuana is an alcohol/spirits startup brand that is bringing the Dominican Republic’s native rum to the world. Alejandro: In 2016, I founded Candela after I was fascinated by this drink served to me at a hotel bar in the Dominican Republic.

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A Conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

View from Seed

One in five prime working age American men has not worked in the last twelve months, and our labor force participation rate is down to 62.9%, the same levels as El Salvador the Dominican Republic. Any of those changes would require a wholesale revolution in the way we distribute and measure value and work. Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people.

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Facebook Acquires Israel’s Snaptu For an Estimated $60-70 Million

VC Cafe

These two deals are significant, and suggest that Facebook didn’t just buy an app - Snaptu is a mobile platform and a distribution channel for emerging markets with low smartphone penetration, where the users use their mobile phones as their main access device to the Internet. As of today, Snaptu has 30 million installs and is distributed on the app stores of Nokia (Ovi), Vodafone, Airtel, Blackberry, Sony Ericcson and Getjar, the largest independent application store.

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