Greatest Hits Episode: Federico Vega, Transforming Transport Logistics in Latin America, Ep 145

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

  • [1:24] – Federico’s background and current business – CargoX: Uber for trucks
  • [4:03] – How did a guy from a small town in Patagonia build this kind of business?
  • [8:12] – The response of family and friends when Federico decided to leave his cushy job
  • [11:07] – Running his startup from a toilet stall – breaking into his own
  • [14:39] – How Federico shut down his startup, regrouped, and started with a new USP
  • [15:51] – Starting over: raise funds or find clients?
  • [19:55] – The turning point that made the business take off
  • [23:57] – Advice to founders about raising money
  • [28:28] – Why silicon valley investors should consider Latin American companies
  • [30:14] – What would Federico tell himself if he could advise himself from the start
  • [34:58] – The next steps for CargoX

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Pedro Moura, Flourish: Encouraging healthy money habits for a better financial future, Ep 144

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:

  • [1:90] – About Flourish
  • [3:35] – Pedro’s move to the US
  • [7:00] – Adapting to a new culture at a young age
  • [8:30] – Advice on attracting talent
  • [12:30] – From wealth management to Oportun
  • [16:30] – Why starting a company was the natural next step
  • [18:30] – How geography plays a part in the business
  • [22:10] – What is Flourish’s next step
  • [23:20] – What advice would you offer your younger self?
  • [25:30] – Where do you see Flourish 2 years from now?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Alexander Torrenegra, Torre: Transforming job-matching and recruitment services, Ep 143

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:

  • [1:30] – About Torre
  • [3:47] – An entrepreneur out of necessity
  • [5:40] – Starting a business at 14
  • [10:38] – Upgrading the business
  • [13:36] – Building Voice123
  • [16:44] – Choosing a business model out of ignorance
  • [19:40] – On going viral with Fred Wilson
  • [23:30] – Decision to bootstrap
  • [26:30] – Advice to founders on getting started
  • [29:50] – Is this a LinkedIn killer?
  • [31:40] – Kicking off a moonshot
  • [34:09] – Questions Alexander asks himself when brainstorming
  • [36:25] – Advice to Alexander’s younger self
  • [37:40] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [40:15] – What’s next for Torre?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Pete Flint, NFX: Tapping into world-class startups in Latin America, Ep 142

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 NFX
  • [3:12] – From London to Silicon valley
  • [6:15] – Founding companies in different internet eras
  • [12:20] – Criteria for picking travel and real estate industries
  • [16:17] – Checking off boxes
  • [18:43] – Dealing with a crisis 
  • [23:22] – Making the jump into Latin America
  • [28:20] – Recruiting in other geographies
  • [30:28] – Excitement for Latin America
  • [33:02] – Understanding what is exceptional
  • [36:30] – Advice to Pete’s younger self
  • [38:56] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations

Show notes on Latamlist.com.