Tag: colombia

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.

Juliana Sarmiento, Envíoclick: Redefining logistics in Latin America, Ep 131

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:

  • [1:38] – About Envíoclick
  • [3:05] – Reality of logistics in LatAm
  • [5:56] – Choosing to become an entrepreneur
  • [7:12] – Jumping into tech
  • [10:33] – E-commerce in LatAm in 2014
  • [13:09] – Changes in logistics 
  • [15:47] – Choosing a business partner
  • [18:25] – The ups and downs of the business
  • [21:42] – Advice to other female entrepreneurs
  • [23:49] – Decision to expand to Colombia
  • [26:42] – Envíoclick’s response to COVID-19
  • [29:05] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [31:03] – Advice to Juliana’s younger self

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Santiago Pineda, Mensajeros Urbanos: Transforming Latin America’s Last-Mile Delivery Industry, Ep 120

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:

  • [1:35] – About Mensajeros Urbanos
  • [3:06] – Creating a marketplace for flowers in Colombia
  • [4:57] – An 18-year old entrepreneur
  • [5:52] – Winding down a business as a university student
  • [6:34] – Starting over again
  • [7:45] – Lessons learned from exiting Starbull
  • [10:18] – Mensajeros Urbanos’ story
  • [11:35] – Introducing new C-Levels to a company
  • [13:12] – Why logistics and last-mile deliveries?
  • [14:33] – Inflection point for Mensajers Urbanos
  • [15:55] – Looking into other markets
  • [17:51] – Growth versus positive unit economics
  • [19:48] – Advice to Santiago’s younger self
  • [20:21] – Top lessons learned in Santiago’s entrepreneurial journey
  • [21:27] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [22:23] – Next steps for Mensajeros Urbanos

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Martin Schrimpff, Zinobe: Bringing Credit to Underserved Markets, Ep 115

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:

  • [2:12] – About Centeo
  • [2:56] – Growing up in Colombia
  • [3:28] – Choosing to be an entrepreneur
  • [4:11] – Culture shocks in Latin America
  • [5:34] – First business: Sirius
  • [6:48] – Advice to entrepreneurs on developing a product
  • [9:48] – Starting a cashflow business
  • [11:06] – Payu’s milestones
  • [13:35] – On raising money after bootstrapping
  • [15:15] – Expanding Payu 
  • [16:26] – Starting Zinobe
  • [20:26] – Next project: Centeo
  • [22:16] – Lessons learned as an angel investor
  • [24:18] – Advice to Martin’s younger self
  • [26:12] – What’s next for Zinobe and Centeo?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.