Tag: peru

Greatest Hits Episode: Mariana Costa, Laboratoria: Transforming Latin America’s Tech Sector with Female Talent, Ep 193

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:

  • [1:35] – About Laboratoria
  • [3:45] – Becoming entrepreneurs in Latin America
  • [7:01] – A picture Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg
  • [9:28] – Laboratoria’s success rate
  • [11:59] – Choosing the tech path
  • [13:54] – What did you do before you saw that weird screen of code?
  • [15:31] – Biggest lessons you learned from working in social impact
  • [17:48] – Finding a market for Laboratoria
  • [19:35] – Thoughts on international expansion
  • [22:51] – Raising money for Colombia
  • [25:54] – Strategies for hiring more women in tech
  • [29:18] – Advice to Mariana’s younger self
  • [30:50] – Books, blogs, and podcasts Mariana recommends
  • [32:30] – What’s next for Mariana and Laboratoria?

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Gregorio Gilardini, Leasy: Driving financial inclusion for Latin Americans via car financing, Ep 183

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:

  • [01:19] – About Leasy
  • [01:46] – Why Leasy’s model makes sense in Latin America
  • [04:32] – Financing for ride-hailing drivers in the U.S. versus LatAm
  • [09:49] – Gregorio’s background
  • [12:15] – How did Gregorio end up in Peru?
  • [13:33] – Why Gregorio decided to build Leasy
  • [17:33] – Lessons learned from entrepreneurial experiments pre-Leasy
  • [19:40] – Steps to build and grow Leasy
  • [23:35] – Fundraising in Peru
  • [27:06] – Advice on the fundraising process
  • [32:16] – Books and podcast recommendations
  • [34:48] – Advice to younger self
  • [36:53] – What’s next for Leasy

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Doménica Obando, Talently: Creating the next tech talent hub in Latin America, Ep 165

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:

  • [01:30] – About Talently .
  • [01:54] – Talently’s value proposition.
  • [03:27] – Improving the income of tech professionals.
  • [05:40] – Latin America as a tech talent hub.
  • [06:41] – Doménica’s background.
  • [09:53] – The importance of English proficiency.
  • [11:37] – Pros and cons of working in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
  • [15:00] – Lessons learned from past working experiences.
  • [16:40] – The path to product-market fit.
  • [19:14] – Pivoting, from  Andi to Talently.
  • [21:27] – A multi-country startup.
  • [24:32] – Talently’s impact in Latam.
  • [26:25] – Advice for her younger self.
  • [27:10] – Doménica’s book recommendations.
  • [27:45] – What’s next for Talently?

Shownotes on Latamlist.com

Andrea Baba, Fitco: Digitizing the Latin American Fitness Industry, Ep 125

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:

  • [1:50] – About Fitco
  • [2:30] – The entrepreneurial mindset
  • [5:00] – Solving her own problem
  • [6:29] – Focusing on a tech tool
  • [7:49] –  Catalysts of change in the Peruvian ecosystem
  • [12:44] – Techstars Boulder Accelerator
  • [17:46] – Advice for going through an accelerator
  • [21:13] – Responding to the lockdown
  • [24:43] – Being a female founder in Latam vs. the US
  • [27:43] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [28:52] – Advice to Andrea’s younger self
  • [30:23] – What’s next for Fitco?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.