Juan José Leaño, Parco: Digitalizing the parking industry in Latin America, Ep 181

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:

  • [01:20] – What problem does Parco solve?
  • [05:08] – Juan’s background
  • [07:15] – Creating a company with zero experience
  • [09:45] – Parco’s geographic expansion
  • [12:07] – Covid-19’s effect on Parco
  • [15:26] – Choosing to be a software vendor
  • [16:48] – Planning for a LatAm expansion
  • [18:23] – Parco as an operating system
  • [20:30] – Data analytics for operators
  • [23:48] – Advice for a younger Juan
  • [24:55] – Book recommendations
  • [26:25] – Parco’s plans for the future

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Alexa Clark, Magma Partners: From International Relations to investing in startups in LatAm, Ep 180

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:

  • [01:23] – The day-to-day as an Investment Analyst
  • [02:16] – Alexa’s background
  • [04:18] – Working at a startup accelerator
  • [05:28] – Starting at Magma Partners
  • [06:28] – Alexa’s evolution as an Investment Analyst
  • [09:28] – Do’s and Don’ts for founders 
  • [11:24] – Red flags when meeting startups
  • [14:51] – What’s interesting about tech in LatAm?
  • [16:46] – What does Magma look for in candidates for Investment Analyst positions?
  • [19:50] – Advice to younger self
  • [21:53] – Alexa’s favorite things about working at Magma
  • [23:37] – Book recommendations

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Lucas Mendes (Revelo) and Giuseppe Belpiede (Listopro): Building LatAm’s largest tech talent platform, Ep 179

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:

  • [01:50] – About Listopro
  • [03:50] – About Revelo
  • [08:30] – Lucas’ background
  • [12:42] – Giuseppe’s background
  • [16:55] – Giuseppe as part of Linio, Rocket Internet and LSE’s mafia
  • [19:52] – Lucas’ decision to pivot to HR in tech
  • [22:41] – Lessons learned by Lucas with his first startup
  • [25:09] – Advice from Lucas on fundraising
  • [28:18] – What’s wrong with incentives in VC
  • [30:55] – Giuseppe on fundraising for Listopro
  • [34:10] – Revelo’s expansion outside Brazil
  • [36:59] – Acquisition deal between Revelo and Listopro
  • [40:50] – Book and podcast recommendations by Lucas
  • [41:45] – Book and podcast recommendations by Giuseppe
  • [43:00] – Giuseppe’s advice to younger self
  • [44:55] – Lucas’ advice to younger self
  • [47:23] – What’s next for Revelo and Listopro

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Daniel Otero, Ozon: Bringing financial inclusion to gig workers in Latin America, Ep 178

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:

  • [01:25] – About Ozon
  • [02:54] – Numbers and stats
  • [05:05] – A trend like in South East Asia
  • [07:33] – Daniel’s background
  • [09:38] – About Muvo and its story
  • [13:50] – On launching Ozon
  • [15:15] – Lessons learned
  • [15:55] – Expanding to Mexico
  • [16:37] – Advantages and disadvantages of being multicountry
  • [18:44] – Insights on fundraising
  • [20:47] – Where is Ozon today?
  • [22:04] – Expanding to Brazil
  • [22:58] – The Colombian Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • [24:47] – Differences and similarities between Colombia and Mexico
  • [25:58] – Books and podcasts recommendations
  • [27:47] – Advice to a young Daniel
  • [28:44] – Plans for the future

Shownotes on Latamlist.com