Mexico Venture Capital Overview

As more Magma companies start to do business in Mexico, I’ve started to learn more about the Mexican entrepreneurial ecosystem. I wrote a guide to the Mexican VC ecosystem that I hope helps entrepreneurs looking for funding in Mexico have a roadmap of Mexican funds. From the post: Mexico is the most interesting startup ecosystem […]

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Colombia Venture Capital Overview

I wrote a guide to the Colombia Venture Capital Ecosystem on my personal blog with the hopes that it will help entrepreneurs trying to raise money and do business in Colombia. You can read the full post on my blog, here are some of the highlights: Private Investors Social Atom Ventures – A $30m investment fund with […]

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Magma Colombia

We’re exicted to announce that Monica Avila Forrero is now our head of operations in Colombia. Colombia has become an important country for Magma and our startups. Over the past two years, we’ve made one investment in Colombia and many of our portfolio companies are operating there. I wrote a longer post on my blog […]

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Jooycar

We’re really excited to announce that we’ve invested in Jooycar, a usage based car insurance service (UBI) that charges customers for how much and how well they drive. I wrote a more detailed post on why we invested in Jooycar and are interested in this space on my personal blog. Some highlights: One of the biggest […]

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Peru Venture Capital Overview

As more Magma companies start to do business in Peru, we’ve gotten more experience learning about the Peruvian entrepreneurial ecosystem. I decided to publish a short overview of the Peruvian Venture Capital Ecosystem in hopes that it will help entrepreneurs doing business in Peru. Special thanks to Greg Mitchell, Managing Director at Angel Ventures Peru, who provided much […]

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Latin American Entrepreneurs: Don’t Be Scared of the US Market

I wrote my monthly column in the Chilean daily El Mercurio about some of the interesting startups from Latin America that are starting to do business in the US. An excerpt from the English translation here (full English and Spanish versions: A few weeks ago, COPEC, a Chilean convenience store and gasoline service station chain, acquired […]

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Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Latin American Startup Talent

I wrote a blog post on my personal blog about how to identify and retain Latin American talent for your startups. It’s a bit different than recruiting in the US and I figured that the things I’ve learned running Magma for 2+ years would be helpful to other startups. Some highlights: One of a founder’s […]

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Highlighting Latin American Startups

I wrote a blog post on my personal blog highlighting some of the top Latin American startups from the region. From the link: When I meet with US and European entrepreneurs and investors, they frequently want to know what startups are doing well in Latin America. There are generally three types of startups that generally […]

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Chilean Venture Capital Overview

I wrote a guide to Chilean Venture Capital on my personal blog that I hope is helpful to entrepreneurs looking to startup in Chile. From the post: Lots of entrepreneurs ask me about Chilean investors and venture capital firms. Here’s my list that I usually send them. Hopefully it’s helpful. Private Investors Magma Partners – We’re the only […]

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Doing Business in Latin America SUP Academy Talk

Apologies for the poor audio quality. Hopefully its still useful. Here’s the show notes: 0:00 – Introduction: My story Exchangehut, Entrustet, Welcu, Startup Chile, How I ended up in Chile. 4:30 – Magma Team Overview + Introducing Beatriz Cereceda, our Entrepreneur in Residence 6:30 – Magma portfolio + What we do and how we’re different 11:00 – How to raise money […]

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