Jose Miguel Cortes, Fondo de Fondos: Promoting the private equity and venture capital ecosystem in Mexico and Latin America, Ep 137

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

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Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [1:25] – About Fondo de Fondos
  • [3:06] – From engineer to investor
  • [6:27] – Goal behind Fondo de Fondos
  • [9:49] – Investing in funds
  • [11:55] – Raising money for a fund of funds
  • [15:36] – Ticket sizes at Fondo de Fondos
  • [16:40] – Insights on the VC market in Mexico and LatAm
  • [21:09] – Attracting local and foreign investors to the region
  • [23:27] – The importance of impact investing
  • [26:28] – Advice to Jose Miguel’s younger self
  • [27:36] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [28:49] – What’s next for Fondo de Fondos?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Daniel Rodriguez, Picap: Creating value for Latin Americans by Modernizing Logistics, Ep 136

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

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Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [1:43] – About Picap
  • [5:28] – Raised in a family of entrepreneurs
  • [10:10] – Drawing inspiration from Gojek in Indonesia
  • [13:44] – Overcoming regulatory hurdles
  • [16:13] – Motorcycles as a solution to car congestion
  • [17:58] – The inner workings of Picap
  • [20:28] – Advice to Daniel’s younger self
  • [21:33] – Books, blogs, or podcast recommendations
  • [22:44] – What’s next for Daniel and Picap?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Brynne McNulty Rojas: Leading Colombia’s Real Estate Industry into the Future, Ep 135

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

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Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [1:44] – About Habi
  • [2:20] – Buying and selling a property in Colombia
  • [4:25] – From New Jersey to Colombia
  • [5:54] – Brynne’s previous stops before starting Habi
  • [8:50] – Starting something of her own
  • [9:47] – Why Habi started with an MLS and Ibuyer model
  • [12:06] – Buying and selling a property through Habi
  • [13:10] – Habi’s experience while fundraising 
  • [15:10] – Advice on raising money from the US for a Colombian solution
  • [16:41] – Habi’s next milestones
  • [17:26] – Advice to Brynne’s younger self

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Rodrigo Sánchez-Ríos, La Haus: Transforming Latin America’s Broken Real Estate Industry, Ep 134

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

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Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [2:47] – About La Haus
  • [3:21] – Growing up in Tijuana, Mexico
  • [4:07] – Studying in the US
  • [6:43] – From computer nerd to finance
  • [8:51] – Leaving Lehman Brothers
  • [10:45] – Choosing Stanford over Harvard
  • [12:30] – A life-changing trip to Colombia
  • [15:00] – Building blocks for La Haus
  • [16:37] – Latin America’s broken real estate industry
  • [20:35] – From idea to solution
  • [23:29] – Raising money in Colombia
  • [25:57] – Bootstrapping La Haus
  • [28:23] – Advice to Rodrigo’s younger self
  • [30:29] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations

Show notes on Latamlist.com.