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FreeNomads applies a value chain, economic-based networking concept to a social, professional and commerce platform designed for small and medium businesses.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Cuenca Canton, Azuay, Ecuador
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

FreeNomads is the evolution of social and professional networking on an economic-based, commerce platform. Designed for micro, small and medium businesses, it allows them to create an online presence, connect with clients and suppliers based on their economic role, build a relationship with end-consumers and sell their products and services. End-consumers have access to various social components that improve their online shopping experience.


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    Founder and CEO

    Arnaldo Rodríguez (CEO) is a value chain specialist with over 20 years of experience in tourism economics, product development, value chain analysis and marketing. In 2011 Arnaldo crafted the idea of a B2B platform based on the value chain concept and oversaw the development of the version for the tourism sector. Arnaldo is fluent in Spanish, German and English, with dual Chilean and Ecuadorian citizenship.

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    Marketing and Sales Manager

    Mike lived in Europe for 7 years and worked in the Middle East for a short period of time with Oshkosh Corporation. He brings his international business and sales experience to FreeNomads. With FreeNomads he works closely in the development of website content, as well as on marketing, business strategies, product development, SEO and sales. Mike is fluent in English and Spanish.

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    Juan Rodriguez (President) has backed FreeNomads during the past 2 years. Juan is a successful entrepreneur, owner of South Expeditions, one of South America’s leading outdoors-oriented travel companies, with operations in Ecuador, the Galapagos and Chile. Juan also co-owns Altare, a San Francisco-based real estate company.

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    Marco Pino
    Financial Adviser

    Ecuadorian finance manager with over 25 years of experience managing various types of businesses, ranging from commerce to industrial firms to tourism businesses and consulting companies. He has worked in Senior executive positions in Banco Bolivariano, FADESA (Ecuador’s largest manufacturer), CANODROS (a cruise line company), El Universo (Ecuador’s largest newspaper), Banco del Pichincha (Ecuador’s largest private bank).