Martinez is the most honest person of integrity with whom I've worked with. His logical reasoning and focus elevated the bar of all the meetings and discussions in which he participated. His obsession in obtaining the maximum (result) with the minimum (investment) generated fantastic savings for our company. Some of our costs were 25% of the competition and with the same efficiency. He was an excellent partner, I regret his move to Chile.
Rodrigo sees the big picture and also focuses on details of the business - everything from technology to sales to finance. He has an outstanding track record of success as entrepreneur and manager, and he is also known by his colleagues and business partners for being 100% trustworthy and reliable.
Rodrigo Martinez has, in fact, helped me become a MILLIONAIRE. But far more important is that today I am seen by many as a VISIONARY, and this, on a large scale, is because of Rodrigo's contribution. Sharing a professional relationship with Rodrigo is a privilege of the few. His wits, his pragmatism, his frankness, his capacity to foresee the next moves on the chess board were all instrumental to the success of our joyful venture.
I have engaged with Rodrigo on several occasions with regards entrepreneurship and advising. It truelly is a privilege to get to know him. He is brilliant minded and brilliant in the way he engages with his audience. There is an air of excitement and positivity that radiates from him even when he is being brutally honest and have to state the not so beautiful side of business. He does it in such a way that he gets his point accross and noted but leaves one wanting to succeed even more. I like his realism and honesty. He has a wealth of knowledge from years of experience as an entrepreneur, continued learning, awareness of current market trends and projections. Very few people can connect the dots the way he does. You've already achieved success by seeking his advice!
When I first met Rod, I could already feel the energy that he emits - from the way he talks, and from his body language. You could instantly feel he's a very successful man (even I was quite scared to talk to him because I felt I was way out of his league!). But the more I got to know him, the more I realize how humble and helpful he is as well. Role modeling and learning from Rod's entrepreneurship experiences, you will most definitely become a much better entrepreneur.
Rodrigo is a professional that is capable, through his motivation and knowledge, of resolving the most complex problems of a corporation or group. Concentrated and autodidact, Rodrigo made the difference with pragmatic atitudes. I recommend him and would do new business with him.
Rodrigo is an absolutely down to earth and humble man given all the success he has achieved. What I love most about him is the truly inspiring, relatable and fresh words of wisdom he shares everyday. As an entrepreneur, the thoughts he shares strike a chord immediately and never fail to inspire. People like Rodrigo are pivotal for a startup ecosystem and I am glad I have had the blessing to interact with him on many occasions.
Rodrigo is a veteran global entrepreneur who has immensely valuable and practical advice to give. Not only was his feedback useful for my team, he laid it out in such a way that I can immediately implement his suggestions. Rodrigo was able to give a macro-level analysis of the opportunities and risks in my sector as well as micro-level tactics to reach product market fit, approach investors, and position my pitch. Any entrepreneur would be lucky to have access to his time and wisdom.
Rodrigo is one of the most genuine and humble personalities I have interacted with in the recent times. The man knows his core. He talks about reality, knowledge and identifying the opportunities which aligns startups with proven markets. His global experience packed with his inputs, instils a new zeal in a startup founder. In my journey with Rodrigo, I have gone from understanding the market better to modifying the product as a better market fit and altering the entire tech behind it. In short, we fine tuned it to near perfection. It is a learning curve with him and a fun one indeed. Eminent filmmaker, Ritwik Ghatak once said, “One should Think. Practice Thinking.” I feel Rodrigo is the global version of that statement. I recommend a call with him to every startup founder who wants to make a difference. You will know what I am talking about.
As a successful Tech-entrepreneur, investor and mentor, Rodrigo volunteered his valuable time to help in assessing startups involved in the 2014 edition of the regional PIVOT East competition. He also generously volunteered much valuable time being a mentor for startups that became finalists in the competition. I found Rodrigo to be very passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and very generous. Just following his social media posts or conversing with him is inspiring in itself for any entrepreneur.
I've seen Rodrigo rise from ground zero here in Brazil, creating two successful internet companies with great exits for its co-founders. Having studied with him in high school, I've witnessed his entrepreneurial instinct being developed. Now, he's helping the tech startup ecosystem in Asia with his experience and hands-on approach. I'm just waiting to see his next big hits.
Rodrigo is perhaps the most helpful entrepreneur/investor I have encountered in the start-up community. Given his distinguished entrepreneurial track record and willingness to inspire other innovators, I believe that the local community will benefit immensely from his experience and wisdom. He is willing and able to dish out valuable and impactful advice that benefited my venture straight away. In addition, he has also made useful, high level introductions to the people who count. All this is provided, without expecting any thing in return. I am grateful for your help, Rodrigo!
Rodrigo is an excelent manager, he was in charge of all the Network operations of PSINet for Latin America, and with him we get the know how and help to implement all the PSINet USA Standards to our region. We build a 600 sq m Data Center in Chile with the same standards than PSINet Europe, and USA. Also, the relationship with Rodrigo was so good, that we are still friends.
Rodrigo and I worked together at PSINet during some very interesting times. We worked together in (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Reston, VA when I worked directly for the PSINet's Chairman and CEO, and the COO. Rodrigo was pioneering in developing the internet industry in Latin America years ago. He is a terrific idea guy, pragmatic, and very much someone who knows how to follow through! I am also happy to email directly with or speak to anyone who might be looking for additional information.
Rodrigo is a caring individual that works hard to help others succeed. He is both an innovative and a strategic thinker. Working with him on FYI has been a great experience. He has often taken the time from his busy schedule to give me advice that has proven to be very helpful.
Rodrigo is an amazing listener. He listens very carefully what you say, almost to a point you feel he is in your brain, and then he gives the best - motivating - advise someone could ask. I am lucky to have his attention, and wish every entrepreneur out there looking for a clear straight path to exit, knows that there's gold in every minute you listen Rodrigo.
Rodrigo has a natural skill when it comes to connecting with people, building them up, and making them motivated at all times. He is an efficient hard worker and a born leader. Thank you.
I met Rodrigo through several startup events and he made a lasting impression with his point of view around strategic exits / early exits. There are not a lot of people in the ecosystem with that perspective, but it is a helpful one. Rodrigo - thanks for being a unique voice!
Rodrigo was extremely professional and while tough messages were delivered, fair points were reviled that allowed me to see my situation in a different way. He has a great understanding and concept of small startups that bring innovating to existing businesses improving the quality of user experiences. While his strong area of expertise is building successes to then exit them and find the next niche, he has good input and insight on the bigger projects. He was able to help me personally understand the concept of prioritizing, gaining experience, then moving up into bigger projects for the greatest chances of success.
Rodrigo was really helpful in assisting me with some issues I had on creating a start up business, but more specifically in an area which I am not strong in (Tech). Rodrigo was able to provide me with first hand advice of how to avoid some problems I may encounter on the way to setting up, for example, doing my due diligence on potential investors & developers/programmers, also mentors. I feel very positive coming out of the call & I am grateful for the time Rodrigo spent with me on the phone.
Rodrigo is an extremely focused and humble entrepreneur. He easily understands the specifics of a certain business idea and quickly recognises any potential bottle-necks. He then comes up with creative new ways of getting by the road blocks and define the bigger picture, long term goal. Last but not least, Rodrigo does understand the importance of a good exit strategy and succeeds to come up with the important variables depending on the potential group of interested buyers. A big recommendation for any aspired entrepreneur, who knows to value high quality insights and act upon them.
Rodrigo Martinez is a great professional and an excellent advisor. I highly recommend it.
Knowledge without will to help is wasted. In Rodrigo's case, he likes helping, and fortunately for us, he have much knowledge to share. The right man to ask, when you need things done.
Since the First time I spoke to Rodrigo he's been more than just an incredible advisor, he's been an amazing Mentor and a friend- everyday he helps me out with my new business endevors in such way that all my work and network aspect has developed beyond my expections.! truly an incredible person that I got the chance to know you and being guided by you.
What an incredible call. Rodrigo you are inspirational. Your ideas and thoughts are truly futuristic. You also opened my mind to many new possibilities. Your dedication to helping others is very apparent. Thank you for this call it was truly a pleasure!
Rod is by far one of the most genuine and professional individuals that I've met in the startup world. I'm grateful and appreciative of his knowledge and that he truly believes in helping others create wealth. Another thing, I respect the fact that Rod is very direct and will tell you the truth! I highly recommend other entrepreneurs and startup founders to connect with Rod!
It was an excellent conversation. Very good insights about entrepreneur ecosystems.
I was really impressed with the influence level that Rodrigo exerts with his entrepreneurship lessons. I have never heard before so much rich advices in so little time watching his interview for a brazilian videocast. I would say this one hour would yield a best seller book or a MBA.
Rodrigo is visionary entrepreneur, startup guru. Exceptional skill set & experience makes him great business catalyst. Great resource for startups looking for strategic growth. Highly recommended.
He was very sincere in wanting to help me to achieve what I want to. He has a passion for helping other entrepreneurs be successful. I had a great time talking with him
Rodrigo is extremely knowledgable with not only start-ups, but specifically pertaining to the market or industry a founder is in. Rodrigo gave incredible advice that was not only enlightening but encouraging to our entrance, he was educational as well relating similar "disruptive" concepts that have been very succesful, and how to build off that. I highly recommend speaking with Rodrigo, he has a wealth of experience and compassion to take any persons entrepreneurial dreams to the next level!!
Rodrigo is a generous and supportive mentor who will foster young entrepreneur's inner passion for success. By sharing his own stories and wisdom, he helped me clarify my goals and direction.
Over the past several months I've had a few conversations with Rod on growing a SAAS based business, and each time around I've found his recommendations to be spot on and practical. Very useful for entrepreneurs such as myself
I would like to thank you Rodrigo for your presentation in Kuala Lumpur in October 2014. Your story inspired me to simplify my vision and attitude to passion and what I am doing. To be successful and to feel (taste) success is what I am working on to reach. Whatever it looks like now. Your story is super cool :). Thank you again.
I had the pleasure of meeting Rodrigo Martinez, during and after his talk at the Singapore Management University. The talk was really interesting, insightful and inspiring. After the talk, Rodrigo generously gave his time to answer my questions and interrogations. I am definitely glad that I signed up and went to Rodrigo's talk. It was well worth the time.
Rodrigo is an amazing mentor and human being who will foster entrepreneur's inner passion for success. By sharing his own story and wisdom, he has inspired me to keep working hard to reach my goals.
Rod is such a pleasure to speak to. He is very generous with his time and advice - especially regarding how one should think about exit strategies and approaches to exits for any startup / company. He is definitely someone you should speak to the moment you are thinking of starting up a company or venture... he is the epitome of "begin with the exit in mind"...
I had the pleasure to meet Rodrigo at the EDHEC Business School Singapore Campus, where I attended seminars of different speakers of the Singaporean Business environment. Rodrigo shared his experience with me and the rest of the MBA students, who not only got useful insights on Singapore but also on how to kick start ones business with close to no resources. I was touched by Rodrigo's words and approach on how to follow ones passion by making success ones ultimate passion. His speech at EDHEC has allowed me to see things from an additional perspective and I would recommend Rodrigo to anyone, who is in need of an honest mentor with hard facts.
Reading Rod's interview on thetechpanda.com was really inspiring. It is one of the better entrepreneurship articles I have read, a lot of experience, knowledge and wisdom concisely put in one piece. Amazing!
Rodrigo is a professional focused and extremely reliable. Collects success in all companies and projects that he led. He Knows how to lead his team to the goal.
I met Rodrigo in a conference hosted by EDHEC Business School in collaboration with Ubifrance. Rodrigo was one of the speakers at the conference and explained how he successfully created and sold two companies in Brazil. His experience, in creating thriving companies, that he shared with us was inspiring. Rodrigo is a visionary and a successful serial entrepreneur, yet humble and friendly. I am sure that he will replicate his rewarding ventures in Singapore.
I was fortunate to attend Rodrigo's seminar (at EDHEC Executive Office in Singapore) about his successful professional experience as an entrepreneur, launching businesses from scratch without virtually any resource and strategically exiting them in pursuit of new and more profitable opportunities. His lecture was very interesting and inspiring. More than ever, I am also willing to take the risks and start my own venture.
Rodrigo shared about passion for success, which is different from following your passion, which everyone touts. To live with the 'success' mindset, he uses the analogy of '60 frames per seconds'. To me, it means making decisions with heightened awareness and cuts to the chase, to produce the best results.
Rodrigo is a wonderful mentor, motivator and guide. His experienced words as a mentor & speaker at the Lean Startup Machine 2013, Singapore resonated with the innovative minds who are trying to disrupt their areas and become successful entrepreneurs. Having traveled the road himself, his advice on getting into the right mindset is very meaningful. His "passion for success" idea has better prepared me to keep my focus, nurture my hunger for success and work towards it. Deepest Gratitude !
Rodrigo is a great professional. Created STI (ISP) and other companies. He is one of the few people in the world that I know that made money in the Internet business. ( most of them lost money)
In a recent Lean Start-up event in Singapore, Rodrigo spoke about passion and success. It was very inspiring and uplifting. It is always a pleasure to meet someone who has achieved so much in life yet is willing to give back to the community.
Rodrigo is a visionary entrepreneur with the experience to back it up. I had the opportunity to hear Rodrigo's inspiring talk at Lean Startup Machine in Singapore. His message to have a passion for success hit home and was very well received by the audience. I look forward to learning more from Rodrigo in the future!
I was fortunate enough to listen to Rodrigo give a talk about his entrepreneurial journey at the Startup Vietnam Conference in Ho Chi Minh City. Rodrigo is an engaging speaker with a very impressive track record as an entrepreneur, and I definitely left the room wiser than I had entered it. What really stuck with me was his emphasis on how much "thinking big" really affects the outcome, and I feel inspired to apply this mindset to my next venture.
Rodrigo was speaking at our Startup Grind Singapore event on November 2012. Rodrigo is genuine and his talk was very inspirational. He freely shared his own mistakes and no-nonsense analyses. Our SGrinders have learned a great deal from his experiences and wisdom. It is my great pleasure to host him.