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

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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

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