Tag: colombia

Laura Martínez, Magma Partners: How an investment analyst evaluates Latin American startups, Ep 184

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:

  • [01:30] – Laura’s background
  • [02:56] – Making the jump from corporate to the startup world
  • [04:02] – Why she decided to work in the startup ecosystem
  • [05:35] – Steps Magma takes towards an investment
  • [07:20] – Advice for filling out Magma’s Memo
  • [09:45] – What a first call with Magma Analysts looks like
  • [11:37] – Founder market fit
  • [14:30] – The decision to make an investment
  • [15:20] – Processes after investing in a startup
  • [18:34] – What does an Investment Analyst do day to day
  • [22:22] – Advice to herself when starting her journey at Magma
  • [23:24] – Laura’s favorite things about working at Magma
  • [24:53] – Book and podcast recommendations

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.

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:

  • [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: Caterine Castillo, Neivor: The Startup that streamlines building administration in Latin America, Ep 170

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:

  • [2:34] – About Neivor
  • [5:20] – Dealing with fraud
  • [6:35] – Where Neivor operates
  • [7:02] – Becoming an entrepreneur
  • [8:20] – From fintech to founder
  • [9:14] – Biggest lessons learned in fintech
  • [10:24] – Growing Neivor’s team 
  • [13:40] – Fundraising process
  • [15:30] – Jumping to Mexico
  • [18:00] – How to sell in Mexico
  • [20:27] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [21:20] – Caterine’s advice to her younger self
  • [22:09] – What’s next for Neivor? 

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Caterine Castillo, Neivor: The Startup that streamlines building administration in Latin America, Ep 153

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:

  • [2:34] – About Neivor
  • [5:20] – Dealing with fraud
  • [6:35] – Where Neivor operates
  • [7:02] – Becoming an entrepreneur
  • [8:20] – From fintech to founder
  • [9:14] – Biggest lessons learned in fintech
  • [10:24] – Growing Neivor’s team 
  • [13:40] – Fundraising process
  • [15:30] – Jumping to Mexico
  • [18:00] – How to sell in Mexico
  • [20:27] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [21:20] – Caterine’s advice to her younger self
  • [22:09] – What’s next for Neivor? 

Show notes on Latamlist.com.


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