Tag: mexico

Greatest Hits Episode:Deepak Chhugani, Nuvocargo: Using software to modernize trade between Mexico and USA, Ep 172

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:

  • [1:46] – About Nuvocargo
  • [2:40] – A multicultural upbringing
  • [4:15] – An Indian immigrant in Ecuador
  • [6:50] – Choosing entrepreneurship
  • [8:55] – Pivot into Nuvocargo
  • [17:40] – Investing in the team
  • [20:36] – Deepak’s unfair advantage
  • [23:03] – Import-export process in US-LatAm
  • [27:00] – Trade market size
  • [29:16] – Nuvocargo’s fundraising process
  • [32:50] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [34:14] – Advice to Deepak’s younger self
  • [35:44] – What’s next for Nuvocargo?

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Greatest Hits Episode: Gabriela Estrada, Vexi: Bringing Credit to the Underbanked in Mexico, Ep 168

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:

  • [1:17] – About Vexi and Gabriela
  • [3:25] – On Vexi’s client base
  • [7:54] – From Chihuahua to chilanga
  • [9:32] – Falling in love with entrepreneurship
  • [12:11] – Being a woman in finance in Mexico
  • [13:50] – Lessons learned from working in banks
  • [15:56] – Reaction from friends and family
  • [17:39] – Choosing Vexi and financial inclusion
  • [19:34] – Credit vs. debit
  • [22:24] – Avoiding loan sharks
  • [24:01] – Tackling financial illiteracy
  • [25:50] – Raising money as a female founder
  • [29:45] – Recommendations on books, blogs, or podcasts
  • [30:56] – Advice on taking the leap 
  • [32:02] – What’s next for Vexi?

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Stefan Moller, Klar: Changing the way Mexicans think about money, Ep 167

Stafan Moller

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s 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:

  • [01:35] – About Klar
  • [02:01] – How Klar is an alternative to traditional financial services
  • [03:55] – The problem with traditional banks 
  • [05:30] – Stefan’s background
  • [07:35] – Growing up across different cultures 
  • [09:16] – Stories of Stefan’s past businesses
  • [11:25] – Lessons learned through his path in entrepreneurship 
  • [13:00] – Why did Stefan fund Klar?
  • [15:50] – Creating Klar from the start
  • [18:38] – Stefan’s take on neobanks
  • [20:58] – Discussing the exit of Citi’s retail banking from Mexico
  • [22:58] – Fintech’s strategy of bundling services and products
  • [25:05] – Raising funding rounds for Klar 
  • [27:15] – Advice for younger self
  • [29:26] – Book recommendations
  • [30:30] – The future of Klar

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Luis Rubén Chávez, Zenfi: Building credit score awareness for Mexicans, Ep 163

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s 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:

  • [01:09] – About Zenfi 
  • [02:10] – Zenfi’s credit scores
  • [03:22] – Misconceptions and inefficiencies of the credit scoring system
  • [05:20] – Zenfi in numbers
  • [08:47] – Luis Rubén’s background
  • [11:10] – Why is the traditional financial system stalled?
  • [15:30] – Zenfi’s fintech marketplace
  • [19:31] – The fintech ecosystem in Mexico in the last 5 years
  • [25:10] – Reading recommendations
  • [28:01] – Advice for a younger Luis Rubén
  • [31:45] – The future of Zenfi

Show notes on Latamlist.com