Tag: chile

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: Daniel Undurraga: The Story Behind the Cornershop Acquisition, Ep 164

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:

  • [1:21] – Nathan introduces Daneil Undurraga
  • [2:02] – Inside the acquisition process
  • [5:07] – How has living in different places influenced your life?
  • [6:06] – What do you see in Chile now?
  • [9:14] – Did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?
  • [12:00] – What was it like trying to raise money in 2007 in Chile?
  • [14:12] – The background on Needish
  • [21:02] – Why did you decide to go to San Francisco?
  • [24:58] – VCs in LatAm or US?
  • [26:22] – What was your experience with Chilean funds?
  • [28:00] – Advice for founders on raising money
  • [29:50] – How can copycat companies be successful in LatAm?
  • [31:00] – Why launch in two countries at once?
  • [32:40] – Stay in one country or target the region?
  • [34:15] – When did you know the company would succeed?
  • [36:00] – If you could make one change to the LatAm ecosystem, what would it be?
  • [38:10] – What’s next for you and Cornershop?
  • [39:15] – Daniels advice to his younger self

Show notes 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.

Greatest Hits Episode: Matías Rivera from Fanatiz, Building Businesses and Replanting Patagonian Trees, Ep 149

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:

  • 2:10 – Nathan introduces Matias
  • 3:24 – Why Fanatiz?
  • 4:58 – Did you always know you would be an entrepreneur?
  • 6:45 – Trying to get students into entrepreneurship in 2008
  • 8:35 – Getting involved at Start-Up Chile
  • 11:02 – The early days of SUP Chile
  • 13:12 – For-profit conservation with Patagonia Sur
  • 15:07 – Highlights of projects with Patagonia Sur
  • 20:21 – Philanthropy in Latin America
  • 22:44 – What role do tax incentives play in philanthropy?
  • 25:05 – Angel investment as philanthropy
  • 25:40 – The Stanford MBA
  • 27:13 – Takeaways from time at Stanford
  • 28:22 – How to watch soccer abroad without Fanatiz
  • 30:12 – Matias’ marketing tips for entrepreneurs
  • 34:18 – What’s next for Fanatiz?
  • 35:53 – What’s next for the Latin American ecosystem?
  • 38:14 – Advice for US investors looking at LatAm
  • 39:04 – Advice for LatAm founders looking to raise
  • 42:05 – Matias’ advice to his younger self

Show notes on Latamlist.com.