Tag: brazil

Brian Requarth, Latitud: Building Iconic Companies in Brazil and Latin America, Ep 133

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:

  • [1:40] – About Brian
  • [3:58] – From merge to exit
  • [7:45] – Merging with a competitor
  • [12:11] – Advice for companies looking to buy instead of build
  • [14:58] – How the ecosystem has evolved since 2009
  • [17:00] – Brian’s latest book
  • [21:22] – Angel investing in Latam with Latitud
  • [27:00] – Do’s and don’ts of investing in tech
  • [34:00] – Where do you see the market going?
  • [36:43] – Advice to Brian’s younger self
  • [39:25] – Next steps for Brian

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Gustavo Guida, Alloy Card: Starting Companies in Brazil since 2000, Ep 118

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:

  • [1:55] – About Alloy Card
  • [2:49] – Becoming an entrepreneur
  • [3:57] – Brazil’s tech bubble
  • [6:20] – Why price comparison?
  • [7:28] – Crashing and bouncing back
  • [10:17] – Merging with Buscapé
  • [15:21] – After first exit
  • [19:24] – Inspiration for Alloy and first steps
  • [23:44] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [25:25] – Advice to Gustavo’s younger self
  • [27:11] – What’s next for Alloy?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Pedro Góes, InEvent: Modernizing the Events Industry in Latam & the US, Ep 112

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:

  • [1:47] – About InEvent
  • [3:27] – Growing up in Salvador, Brazil
  • [3:58] – Becoming an entrepreneur
  • [5:28] – Lessons learned from previous businesses
  • [7:11] – Why InEvent?
  • [8:32] – Reaction of friends & family
  • [9:26] – São Carlos’ ecosystem
  • [11:33] – InEvent’s inflection point
  • [13:50] – Setting up the business
  • [15:05] – Deciding to bootstrap
  • [16:46] – Fundraising in the US
  • [19:36] – Advice to other Latam SaaS companies
  • [22:17] – Pre and post-COVID-19
  • [24:12] – Managing a team remotely
  • [25:40] – Advice to younger self
  • [26:58] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [28:08] – What’s next for InEvent?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Vitor Torres, Contabilizei: Helping Brazilian SMEs with Tax Compliance, Ep 106

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:

  • [1:19] –  Tech ecosystem in Curitiba
  • [3:12] – About Contabilizei
  • [5:24] – Benefits of tech-enabled accountants
  • [8:15] – From Porto Alegre to London
  • [14:56] – Lessons learned from the military
  • [16:13] – Starting from scratch in the UK
  • [17:24] – Reaction of friends and family
  • [19:37] – Finding the product-market fit
  • [22:01] – Inflection point for Contabilizei
  • [24:24] – Evolution of Brazil’s tech ecosystem
  • [25:24] – Advice to Vitor’s younger self
  • [26:43] – Doing business in Brazil
  • [27:57] – Recommendations on books, blogs, or podcasts
  • [29:19] – What’s next for Contabilizei?

Show notes on LatamList.com.