Lucas Mendes (Revelo) and Giuseppe Belpiede (Listopro): Building LatAm’s largest tech talent platform, Ep 179

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:

  • [01:50] – About Listopro
  • [03:50] – About Revelo
  • [08:30] – Lucas’ background
  • [12:42] – Giuseppe’s background
  • [16:55] – Giuseppe as part of Linio, Rocket Internet and LSE’s mafia
  • [19:52] – Lucas’ decision to pivot to HR in tech
  • [22:41] – Lessons learned by Lucas with his first startup
  • [25:09] – Advice from Lucas on fundraising
  • [28:18] – What’s wrong with incentives in VC
  • [30:55] – Giuseppe on fundraising for Listopro
  • [34:10] – Revelo’s expansion outside Brazil
  • [36:59] – Acquisition deal between Revelo and Listopro
  • [40:50] – Book and podcast recommendations by Lucas
  • [41:45] – Book and podcast recommendations by Giuseppe
  • [43:00] – Giuseppe’s advice to younger self
  • [44:55] – Lucas’ advice to younger self
  • [47:23] – What’s next for Revelo and Listopro

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Daniel Otero, Ozon: Bringing financial inclusion to gig workers in Latin America, Ep 178

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:

  • [01:25] – About Ozon
  • [02:54] – Numbers and stats
  • [05:05] – A trend like in South East Asia
  • [07:33] – Daniel’s background
  • [09:38] – About Muvo and its story
  • [13:50] – On launching Ozon
  • [15:15] – Lessons learned
  • [15:55] – Expanding to Mexico
  • [16:37] – Advantages and disadvantages of being multicountry
  • [18:44] – Insights on fundraising
  • [20:47] – Where is Ozon today?
  • [22:04] – Expanding to Brazil
  • [22:58] – The Colombian Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • [24:47] – Differences and similarities between Colombia and Mexico
  • [25:58] – Books and podcasts recommendations
  • [27:47] – Advice to a young Daniel
  • [28:44] – Plans for the future

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Greatest Hits Episode: Benjamin Labra, Houm: Fixing Latin America’s broken real estate industry, Ep 177

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:

  • [1:10] – About Houm
  • [2:28] – Pain points of the real estate industry in LatAm
  • [4:00] – A family of real estate developers
  • [5:32] – On Chilean talent
  • [7:33] – Jumping into tech
  • [8:35] – Switching from the investment side to running a startup
  • [10:05] – Basics of renting a property
  • [13:20] – Speeding up the renting process
  • [16:17] – A change in US investors’ perception 
  • [18:52] – Challenges of operating remotely
  • [20:28] – Advice to entrepreneurs in smaller LatAm countries
  • [21:38] – Proptech boom in LatAm
  • [22:30] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [23:00] – Advice to Benjamin’s younger self

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

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.

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:

  • [1:46] – 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