Greatest Hits Episode: Pedro Pablo del Campo: Building Bridges Between Latin America & the USA, Ep 206

Pedro del Campo Crossing Borders

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Outline of this episode

  • [1:59] – Where are you working in Austin?
  • [2:27] – Pedro Pablo’s childhood in Punta Arenas and Santiago
  • [4:04] – Did traveling at a young age impact your perspective on the world?
  • [6:32] – Studying business in Chile
  • [7:07] – What was your first experience with an earlier-stage company?
  • [9:35] – What were some of the biggest takeaways from your time at Late?
  • [10:28] – What did you do after Late?
  • [12:40] – Doing business in New York vs. Chile
  • [15:11] – Why did you go back to Chile after New York and what did you end up doing there?
  • [17:44] – Why “boring” businesses are a good investment
  • [21:02] – How did you end up in Austin?
  • [26:24] – How did you create your own role at Techstars?
  • [31:42] – Biggest lessons from working at Techstars
  • [35:50] – How to motivate corporations to pay attention to entrepreneurship without using fear
  • [40:36] – On Falabella’s acquisition of Linio
  • [43:54] – What are some of your favorite books, blogs, podcasts, or documentaries you would like to recommend?
  • [46:30] – Pedro Pablo’s advice to his younger self
  • [47:18] –  What are you most excited about working on to help entrepreneurs in LatAm with Magma over the next 6-12 months?

Show notes on