Greatest Hits Episode:Deepak Chhugani, Nuvocargo: Using software to modernize trade between Mexico and USA, Ep 172

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:

  • [1:46] – About Nuvocargo
  • [2:40] – A multicultural upbringing
  • [4:15] – An Indian immigrant in Ecuador
  • [6:50] – Choosing entrepreneurship
  • [8:55] – Pivot into Nuvocargo
  • [17:40] – Investing in the team
  • [20:36] – Deepak’s unfair advantage
  • [23:03] – Import-export process in US-LatAm
  • [27:00] – Trade market size
  • [29:16] – Nuvocargo’s fundraising process
  • [32:50] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [34:14] – Advice to Deepak’s younger self
  • [35:44] – What’s next for Nuvocargo?

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Izabel Gallera, Canary: Building networks for early-stage startup founders in Latin America, Ep 171

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.

Subscribe to the LatamList Weekly newsletter to get updated on the week’s top tech news and stories from the region.

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:

  • [01:20] – About Canary
  • [03:20] – Early-stage startup thesis
  • [07:01] – Izabel’s background
  • [09:21] – Evolution of the startup ecosystem
  • [13:48] – Expanding to other countries in LatAm
  • [16:04] – Lessons learned as an investor and advice for founders
  • [20:27] – Why did Canary choose to invest in early-stage startups?
  • [24:17] – Advice to founders that want to partner with Canary
  • [25:51] – Biggest leverage points for founders and lessons learned helping entrepreneurs on their journey. 
  • [27:57] – Advice to younger self
  • [29:20] – Podcast recommendations

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Greatest Hits Episode: Caterine Castillo, Neivor: The Startup that streamlines building administration in Latin America, Ep 170

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.

Subscribe to the LatamList Weekly newsletter to get updated on the week’s top tech news and stories from the region.

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:

  • [2:34] – About Neivor
  • [5:20] – Dealing with fraud
  • [6:35] – Where Neivor operates
  • [7:02] – Becoming an entrepreneur
  • [8:20] – From fintech to founder
  • [9:14] – Biggest lessons learned in fintech
  • [10:24] – Growing Neivor’s team 
  • [13:40] – Fundraising process
  • [15:30] – Jumping to Mexico
  • [18:00] – How to sell in Mexico
  • [20:27] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [21:20] – Caterine’s advice to her younger self
  • [22:09] – What’s next for Neivor? 

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Santiago Suárez, Addi: Helping Latin Americans make and accept payments Ep 169

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s 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.

Subscribe to the LatamList Weekly newsletter to get updated on the week’s top tech news and stories from the region.

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:

  • [01:57] – Overview of ecommerce and payments in Latam
  • [03:31] – On becoming an entrepreneur
  • [04:52] – Coming back to Latam to start a company
  • [06:04] – Things learned in the financial industry
  • [07:50] – Differences between launching a startup in the US vs launching one in Latam
  • [10:11] – The process of picking an idea
  • [12:51] – Discussing product
  • [14:50] – The real problem around payments in Latin America
  • [16:20] – Starting operations
  • [18:25] – Advice to other founders
  • [20:07] – Talking about fundraising
  • [22:22] – Founders’ mistakes in fundraising
  • [26:11] – The future for Addi
  • [27:23] – Advice to Santiago (before launching a startup)

Shownotes on Latamlist.com