Category: Crossing Borders Podcast

Juliana Sarmiento, Envíoclick: Redefining logistics in Latin America, Ep 131

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:

  • [1:38] – About Envíoclick
  • [3:05] – Reality of logistics in LatAm
  • [5:56] – Choosing to become an entrepreneur
  • [7:12] – Jumping into tech
  • [10:33] – E-commerce in LatAm in 2014
  • [13:09] – Changes in logistics 
  • [15:47] – Choosing a business partner
  • [18:25] – The ups and downs of the business
  • [21:42] – Advice to other female entrepreneurs
  • [23:49] – Decision to expand to Colombia
  • [26:42] – Envíoclick’s response to COVID-19
  • [29:05] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [31:03] – Advice to Juliana’s younger self

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

James Currier, NFX: Transforming How Innovators are Funded, Ep 130

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:

  • [1:40] – About NFX 
  • [2:36] – Big returns from Latin America
  • [5:49] – Lessons learned as a founder
  • [10:19] – Things to consider for co-founder dynamics
  • [13:00] – NFX selection criteria for founding teams
  • [15:57] – NFX’s investment thesis
  • [20:00] – Servicing the founders
  • [24:08] – A meeting with NFX
  • [29:42] – What’s next for NFX?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Álvaro Silberstein, Wheel the World: Exploring the World through Accessible Travel Experiences, Ep 129

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:

  • [1:56] – About Wheel the World
  • [5:27] – A family of entrepreneurs
  • [8:03] – Why this business?
  • [11:21] – The inflection point
  • [14:00] –  Fundraising process for Wheel the World
  • [18:48] – Impact of COVID-19 on business
  • [21:09] – Advice to Alvaro’s younger self 
  • [22:05] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [24:00] – What’s next for Wheel the World?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Javier García, Femsa: Creating opportunities to collaborate with the best startups in Latin America, Ep 128

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:

  • [1:41] – About FEMSA
  • [7:30] – Mechanical engineering in Monterrey
  • [11:55] – FEMSA’s investment strategy
  • [23:52] – Recommendations for working with big companies
  • [29:38] – Lessons learned from collaborating with startups
  • [36:24] – Advice to Javier’s younger self
  • [38:16] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [42:11] – What’s next for Javier and FEMSA ventures?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.