12 Questions: Meet Rommel Rojas (Venezuela)

crowdSPRING Blog

Rommel lives and works in Valencia, Venezuela. My name is Rommel Rojas, I live in Valencia, Venezuela. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community.

An entrepreneur’s guide to Aruba’s startup scene

The Next Web

Located just 18 miles off the coast of Venezuela, the tiny Caribbean island has been making serious waves over the past few years. Many people dream of building a business. Many others dream of living on a sunny island. But those who dream of doing both need look no further than Aruba.

Crypto, Identity & the Need for Self-Sovereignty

thebarefootvc

In Venezuela, where citizens have flocked to bitcoin in light of hyperinflation, the government countered by announcing a state-controlled cryptocurrency called the petro. Last Friday, he announced new economic measures as the IMF warned that Venezuela’s inflation could hit 1 million percent by the end of 2018: Removing five zeroes from the Venezuelan currency — dropping the Bolivar’s value more than 90%.

Chavez Uses Twitter to Intimidate Venezuelans

Venture Chronicles

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez urged supporters to use Twitter to blow the whistle on currency speculators on Sunday and announced that police raids on illegal traders would continue as Venezuela’s government tries to defend the embattled bolivar. I read this and realized that the social media industry has indeed become mainstream when thuggish potentates in banana republics are using Twitter to suppress and intimidate the citizenry.

Flights to Safety

thebarefootvc

Similarly, in Venezuela, which has seen annual inflation of 4000%+, cryptocurrency serves as a safe haven. Financial headlines over the past week focused on Turkey’s rapidly depreciating lira.

Climb the Ladder Of Intentionality To Unleash Your Potential

YoungUpstarts

He has held senior management positions at Procter and Gamble and PepsiCo; served as CEO of The Lighting Science Group; has lived and worked in Sweden, England, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil and the United States; and took 16 months to sail around the world with his family.

Drinking from a Firehose

thebarefootvc

I wrote about Venezuela’s new economic policy in last week’s newsletter. Yesterday, Reuters published a great investigative piece entitled “ Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency is Nowhere to be Found “. The pace of news announcements over the last week shows the blockchain sector hasn’t received the August doldrums memo. Overall crypto markets improved, with Bitcoin hovering near $7000. Many other cryptocurrencies have seen more modest recoveries.

What Protecting Democracy and Saving Net Neutrality Have in Common

Austin Startup

Take, for instance, what happened in Venezuela. Before the people of Venezuela knew it, he had them in a choke hold. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In life, there are certain things we take for granted.

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Trump is everyone's problem now.

This is going to be BIG.

How about Venezuela funds from 1998? Just realizing that I forgot to list one risk factor in my Fund II PPM--the possibility that the US turns into a fascist dictatorship. That probably won't have a positive effect on venture capital returns. I mean, think about it--how well do you think those late 1930's German venture capital vintages did?

Standing out from the Crowd in the Gallery

crowdSPRING Blog

12 Questions: Meet Rommel Rojas (Venezuela). If you are a creative, you know the galleries in projects can be filled with page after page of designs, and everyone is trying to stand out from the crowd.

Thank you Israel for welcoming our British startup (Guest post)

VC Cafe

You only had to look around little Techloft to meet people from, amongst others: Israel (of course), the US, UK, France, Venezuela, Canada & Eastern Europe. By Daniel Abrahams *. I’ve always been intrigued by the success of the ‘Startup Nation.’ In this post, I want to share my story.

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Twitter Link Roundup #51 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Interview with a crowdSPRING designer – 12 Questions: Meet Rommel Rojas (Venezuela) – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Facebook S-1: The Most Anticipated IPO in a Decade ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

In fact penetration in Chile, Turkey, and Venezuela is estimated at >80% which is astonishing. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. Facebook S-1: The Most Anticipated IPO in a Decade. February 2, 2012.

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37 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses

Hearpreneur

I originally came from Argentina, and lived in Brazil and Venezuela before moving to the US. Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea.