Rodrigo Sánchez-Ríos, La Haus: Transforming Latin America’s Broken Real Estate Industry, Ep 134

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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Outline of this episode:

  • [2:47] – About La Haus
  • [3:21] – Growing up in Tijuana, Mexico
  • [4:07] – Studying in the US
  • [6:43] – From computer nerd to finance
  • [8:51] – Leaving Lehman Brothers
  • [10:45] – Choosing Stanford over Harvard
  • [12:30] – A life-changing trip to Colombia
  • [15:00] – Building blocks for La Haus
  • [16:37] – Latin America’s broken real estate industry
  • [20:35] – From idea to solution
  • [23:29] – Raising money in Colombia
  • [25:57] – Bootstrapping La Haus
  • [28:23] – Advice to Rodrigo’s younger self
  • [30:29] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Brian Requarth, Latitud: Building Iconic Companies in Brazil and Latin America, Ep 133

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:

  • [1:40] – About Brian
  • [3:58] – From merge to exit
  • [7:45] – Merging with a competitor
  • [12:11] – Advice for companies looking to buy instead of build
  • [14:58] – How the ecosystem has evolved since 2009
  • [17:00] – Brian’s latest book
  • [21:22] – Angel investing in Latam with Latitud
  • [27:00] – Do’s and don’ts of investing in tech
  • [34:00] – Where do you see the market going?
  • [36:43] – Advice to Brian’s younger self
  • [39:25] – Next steps for Brian

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Alejandro Freund: The journey of shutting down a Latin American startup, Ep 132

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:

  • [1:35] – Building Rappi in Ecuador 
  • [2:26] – YaEsta in 2017
  • [5:18] – Winding down the company
  • [23:18] – What would you have done differently?
  • [28:05] – Advice to other founders going through tough times
  • [33:02] – Knowing when to shut down

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

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.

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:

  • [1:38] – 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.