Mandeep Rai, The Values Compass: Gathering Lessons from 101 Countries About Purpose, Life, and Leadership, Ep 121

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:

  • [3:31] – About “Values Compass”
  • [5:16] – Motivation for travelling to +150 countries
  • [6:27] – Becoming a Cuban in Cuba
  • [9:45] – Pivotal moment in Panama
  • [11:10] – Value-driven businesses 
  • [14:05] – Tips on sustaining values in high growth companies
  • [16:36] – Discovering a startup founders’ values 
  • [17:45] – Asking employers about their values
  • [18:36] – Latin American values: Chile, Peru, Colombia
  • [24:15] – Advice to Mandeep’s younger self

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Santiago Pineda, Mensajeros Urbanos: Transforming Latin America’s Last-Mile Delivery Industry, Ep 120

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] – About Mensajeros Urbanos
  • [3:06] – Creating a marketplace for flowers in Colombia
  • [4:57] – An 18-year old entrepreneur
  • [5:52] – Winding down a business as a university student
  • [6:34] – Starting over again
  • [7:45] – Lessons learned from exiting Starbull
  • [10:18] – Mensajeros Urbanos’ story
  • [11:35] – Introducing new C-Levels to a company
  • [13:12] – Why logistics and last-mile deliveries?
  • [14:33] – Inflection point for Mensajers Urbanos
  • [15:55] – Looking into other markets
  • [17:51] – Growth versus positive unit economics
  • [19:48] – Advice to Santiago’s younger self
  • [20:21] – Top lessons learned in Santiago’s entrepreneurial journey
  • [21:27] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [22:23] – Next steps for Mensajeros Urbanos

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Matías Muchnick, NotCo: Building The Future of Food From Chile, Ep 119

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:

  • [2:16] – About NotCo
  • [7:46] – Becoming an entrepreneur
  • [14:24] – Reaction of friends and family
  • [16:22] – The breaking point with Eggless
  • [19:50] – NotCo’s inflection point
  • [25:07] – How NotCo raised money from Jeff Bezos and Top VCs
  • [31:14] – Next steps after raising $85M in a Series C 
  • [34:55] – Advice to Matías’ younger self
  • [36:37] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Gustavo Guida, Alloy Card: Starting Companies in Brazil since 2000, Ep 118

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:

  • [1:55] – About Alloy Card
  • [2:49] – Becoming an entrepreneur
  • [3:57] – Brazil’s tech bubble
  • [6:20] – Why price comparison?
  • [7:28] – Crashing and bouncing back
  • [10:17] – Merging with Buscapé
  • [15:21] – After first exit
  • [19:24] – Inspiration for Alloy and first steps
  • [23:44] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [25:25] – Advice to Gustavo’s younger self
  • [27:11] – What’s next for Alloy?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.