Tag: latin america

Claire Díaz-Ortiz, Magma Partners: Helping Latin American Female Founders Thrive, Ep 123

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:

  • [2:00] – Claire joining Magma
  • [2:34] – Brava’s first four investments 
  • [3:28] – About Brava
  • [4:25] – The business case for investing in women
  • [11:15] – Magma’s diverse team
  • [12:30] – Working with the Vatican
  • [20:55] – Lessons learned from running a nonprofit 
  • [24:40] – Investing in US versus LatAm
  • [27:12] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [28:22] – Advice to Claire’s younger self
  • [29:37] – What’s next for Brava + Magma Partners?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Dan Green, Gunderson Dettmer: Startup Corporate Structures for Latin America and Silicon Valley, Ep 122

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:

  • [1:32] – About Gunderson Dettmer
  • [2:16] – From Silicon Valley to Latam
  • [6:59] – Changes in the ecosystem
  • [11:08] – What corporate structure should you have?
  • [19:19] – What you need to know about Delaware Corporations
  • [22:16] – Setting up in Cayman

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

This episode is brought to you by Openpay, a company that specializes in the development and marketing of digital platforms and tools for creating accessible, secure, and innovative commercial transactions, part of the BBVA financial group. 

Mandeep Rai, The Values Compass: Gathering Lessons from 101 Countries About Purpose, Life, and Leadership, Ep 121

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:

  • [3:31] – About “Values Compass”
  • [5:16] – Motivation for travelling to +150 countries
  • [6:27] – Becoming a Cuban in Cuba
  • [9:45] – Pivotal moment in Panama
  • [11:10] – Value-driven businesses 
  • [14:05] – Tips on sustaining values in high growth companies
  • [16:36] – Discovering a startup founders’ values 
  • [17:45] – Asking employers about their values
  • [18:36] – Latin American values: Chile, Peru, Colombia
  • [24:15] – Advice to Mandeep’s younger self

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.