Marcelo Alejandro Rioja

Computer Geek since 1995.

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In a few words

Born and raised in Bolivia, I am a enthusiastic entrepreneur that graduated with a Computer Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Class of 2017). Moreover, I am an Apple, Google, Microsoft and Xerox Scholar.

In 2015, I started Flux Ventures, a holdings company that created many brands such as Flux Chargers, Flux.LA, Young Slacker Media and Poos Caboose. I now serve as the Chairman of Flux Ventures.

In my part-time, I am a (small) Angel Investor in Everipedia (world's largest encyclopedia with more pages than Wikipedia) and Snapwire (Royalty-free stock photos, $5M valuation).

I am also the COO at Inston (MeRAM memory) and a founder Future Sharks (interviews to entrepreneurs) and The Insurance Nerd (insurance blog). Lastly, I like rapping and making viral snaps under my famous alter ego YoungSlacker.



This is what I can do

Fluent in Spanish, English, German
hallo
Leadership (Built Flux Ventures)
$$$
PR and SEO
baus
HTML, CSS, C/C++
int x;
Cooking (my mom says it's good) Like this salmon.
trout
Teach you how to sell anything
hustle

Less dreaming, more doing.

Flux Ventures Timeline

I'm the founder of Flux Ventures, a group of varios Flux companies. Find out about the history of each of them here.

  • Flux Chargers
    The company that started it all
    After going through the StartupUCLA accelerator, me and Miles Anthony launched this portable charger brand that has sold in 91 countries and is rated among the best in class by Yahoo Tech, Digital Trends and others.

    June 2015
  • Flux.LA
    A digital marketing and SEO agency
    We noticed that a big part of the success of Flux Chargers was due to our strong SEO and powerful press releases so we decided to offer these as a service for other companies.

    January 2016
  • Flux Capital
    Venture Capital arm
    We decided to invest the revenues that Flux Chargers and Flux.LA were bringing into startups, large cap stocks and BTC. We created an algorithm to trade cyrptocurrencies using machine learning.

    March 2016
  • I forgot to tell you
    In between those projects, I was reading about psychology, sales and search engine optimization, every day. Also, I got really into rap.

    Regularly
  • Young Slacker Media
    My Snapchat account
    I entered the Snapchat game pretty late (2015) but I quickly gained some popularity because of my eccentric snaps. I created Young Slacker Media as my main publishing company to run promotions and viral content.

    August 2016
  • Future Sharks
    Learning from top entrepreneurs
    Throughout this journey, I've met some awesome people that taught me a lot. I created this site as a platform for them to share their stories and knowledge. We've grown this platform to feature hundreds of entrepreneurs and contributors.

    March 2017
  • Poos Caboose
    A viral iOS Game
    After studying viral games like Flappy Bird and Clash of Clans, we decided to launch our own. Poos Caboose is an endless game where you have to jump from caboose to caboose to collect points. Apple featured Poos Caboose in 154 countries on the App Store

    July 2017

Facts about me

5
Consecutive National Gold Math Olympiads
22
years old
5
Business built
100$
I bet I can make you laugh in less than 5.73 seconds.

"Where there's a will, there's a way"

- English Proverb -

Let's connect.

For SEO, digital marketing and social media, contact -sales(@)flux[.]la.

To buy Flux Chargers, contact -sales(@)fluxchargers[.]com.

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P.S.: Don't contact me for social media verification, selling me web development services, etc; I will just delete your email.