Greatest Hits Episode: Gonzalo Blanco, Quansa: Promoting employee financial health in Latin America, Ep 176

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:

  • [1:46] – About Quansa
  • [4:55] – The entrepreneurial ‘itch’
  • [6:15] – Transition from the corporate world
  • [10:26] – On meeting his co-founder
  • [12:47] – Misaligned incentives in financial solutions
  • [24:30] – Quansa’s fundraising process
  • [28:00] – Advice to Gonzalo’s younger self 
  • [29:49] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [31:20] – What’s next for Quansa?
  • [33:00] – Magma Partners and Quansa

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Greatest Hits Episode: Maribel Dominguez, Círculo de Belleza: Bringing scalable technology to the professional beauty market, Ep 175

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:

  • [1:39] – About Círculo de Belleza
  • [6:45] – Maribel’s path to entrepreneurship
  • [20:00] – Lessons learned from a nonscalable business
  • [23:00] – The fundraising process
  • [27:09] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendation
  • [30:52] – What’s next for Círculo de Belleza?

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Greatest Hits Episode: Agustin Feuerhake, Fintual: Transforming the investment landscape for retail investors in Latin America, Ep 174

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:

  • [1:28] – About Fintual
  • [5:03] – Early signs of a businessman
  • [7:24] – First job as a young professional
  • [8:42] – Getting into QueHambre
  • [10:50] – Major takeaways from QueHambre
  • [12:08] – QueHambre’s blog post series
  • [17:27] – About Platanus 
  • [20:12] – Creating Buda
  • [22:57] – Agustin’s business strategy
  • [24:46] – Criteria for choosing a project
  • [26:18] – The first Chilean company at YC
  • [28:50] – Lessons learned at YC
  • [30:25] – Struggling to raise money in Chile
  • [32:47] – Changing his view on raising money
  • [33:34] – Advice to Agustin’s younger self
  • [34:44] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [36:44] – Platanus’ Demo Day
  • [38:34] – What’s next for Fintual?

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Greatest Hits Episode: Ximena Aleman, Prometeo: Building the future of financial services in LatAm, Ep 173

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 Prometeo
  • [1:50] – Differences between LatAm and US markets
  • [4:58] – Being an entrepreneur from Uruguay
  • [6:58] – From journalism to creating a product that scales
  • [12:25] – Choosing to specialize in fintech
  • [15:45] – Understanding the ‘elite’ labels
  • [27:15] – The female founder in fintech experience
  • [30:54] – Advice to Ximena’s younger self
  • [35:23] – What’s next for Prometeo?

Shownotes on Latamlist.com