Sophia Wood, Magma Alumni: Transitioning as an entrepreneur from venture capital to wildlife conservation, Ep 162

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on’s 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:

  • [02:21] – Sophia’s work at Friends of Wallacea.
  • [03:23] – Responsible conservation of wildlife.
  • [06:40] – Sophia’s background.
  • [10:15] – Lessons learned on creating a startup at 21 
  • [11:52] – Journey with Magma Partners.
  • [16:18] – Sophia’s writing process.
  • [20:41] – The importance of good content.
  • [25:25] – Accessible communication about the startup world
  • [26:27] – Creating organic thought leadership.
  • [32:49] – Top lessons learned with Magma Partners and Latamlist

Show notes on