Tag: covid-19

Amir Salihefendic, Doist: Best Practices for Remote Teams, Ep 126

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:

  • [2:50] – About Doist
  • [4:09] – Remote work in 2007 
  • [5:10] – Global shift to remote work
  • [7:06] – Best practices of remote work pre-pandemic
  • [10:44] – Importance of asynchronous work 
  • [16:18] – Building a culture remotely
  • [19:40] – Do’s and don’ts of remote work
  • [23:37] – LatAm’s place in a remote-first world 
  • [29:26] – Advice to Amir’s younger self
  • [31:14] – What’s next for Amir and Doist?

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.

Laura Mendoza, Unima: Developing Low-Cost Diagnostics for 3 Billion People, Ep 108

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] – About Laura and Unima
  • [3:12] – Benefits of low-cost diagnostics
  • [5:22] – Becoming an entrepreneur
  • [8:25] – Founding her first company
  • [11:44] – On tech transfers
  • [14:31] – Reaction of family and friends
  • [16:20] – Pivoting at Mass Challenge
  • [20:13] – Human health as a business
  • [22:52] – Raising money in LatAm 
  • [25:24] – Building a COVID-19 test
  • [29:00] – Recommended books, blogs, & podcasts
  • [31:27] – Advice to Laura’s younger self
  • [33:02] – What’s next for Unima?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.