Tag: brazil

Izabel Gallera, Canary: Building networks for early-stage startup founders in Latin America, Ep 171

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:

  • [01:20] – About Canary
  • [03:20] – Early-stage startup thesis
  • [07:01] – Izabel’s background
  • [09:21] – Evolution of the startup ecosystem
  • [13:48] – Expanding to other countries in LatAm
  • [16:04] – Lessons learned as an investor and advice for founders
  • [20:27] – Why did Canary choose to invest in early-stage startups?
  • [24:17] – Advice to founders that want to partner with Canary
  • [25:51] – Biggest leverage points for founders and lessons learned helping entrepreneurs on their journey. 
  • [27:57] – Advice to younger self
  • [29:20] – Podcast recommendations

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Gonzalo Blanco, Quansa: Promoting employee financial health in Latin America, Ep 152

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

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.

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:

  • [1:90] – 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.

Maria Fujihara, Sinai Technologies: Mitigating climate change through decarbonization software, Ep 139

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:

  • [1:40] – About Sinai
  • [5:41] – Green Building Council in Brazil
  • [7:52] – Switching sectors
  • [10:26] – Lessons learned from the nonprofit world
  • [13:37] – On raising money with just an idea
  • [16:31] – Advice to entrepreneurs on gatekeeping
  • [18:10] – Choosing a problem you want to solve
  • [22:04] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [23:27] – Advice to Maria’s younger self
  • [24:08] – Next steps for Sinai

Show notes on Latamlist.com.