Codie Sanchez Investing in Latin America Podcast

Codie Sanchez is a finance professional from the US who has deep experience in Latin America. She started off as a journalist, but moved into finance and works with high net work individuals and family offices while angel investing and helping startups. Outline of This Episode [0:09] Codie’s journey from journalism to angel investing in […]

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Santiago Zavala 500 Startups Podcast

Santiago Zavala is a Mexican entrepreneur turned investor who now runs 500 Startups in Mexico City. He has a very cool story and sheds light into the Mexican startup scene. Outline of This Episode [0:09] Introduction to today’s guest Santiago Zavala. [1:22] The track companies have to follow to get help from Santiago’s company. [3:15] […]

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Pros and Cons of Doing Business in Brazil

This is an excerpt of a deep dive into the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Brazil that appeared originally on my blog, where you can read the entire article. Brazil is the fifth largest country by area in the world and the second most populous in the Americas behind the United States, boasting a population […]

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Brian Requarth VivaReal Podcast

Originally from California, Brian Requarth cofounded VivaReal, the Zillow of Brazil, which he’s grown by raising more than $78M in venture capital that has more than 600 employees. Outline of This Episode [1:30] What is VivaReal and how did Brian decide to establish and build the platform? [4:45] The fun entrepreneurial things Brian did when […]

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Sebastian Vidal Start-Up Chile and Parallel 18 Podcast

Sebastian Vidal is a Chilean who was part of the early Startup Chile team and later became its executive director. Now the director of Parallel 18, a similar program in Puerto Rico, Sebastian has worked with more than 1000 startups and shares his insights into what makes companies successful. Outline of This Episode [1:35] How […]

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Doing Business in Paraguay

This post is an excerpt of a blog post that appeared on my personal blog with the title What Entrepreneurs Should Expect While Doing Business in Paraguay where you can read the entire post. The landlocked country of Paraguay flies below the radar for many entrepreneurs and travelers alike. Home to 6.7 million people, Paraguay has […]

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Jason Grullón Virtu Podcast

Jason Grullón is the cofounder of Virtu, a sustainable fashion brand that produces most of its apparel in his native Dominican Republic. Please enjoy this episode of the Crossing Borders Podcast. Outline of This Episode [0:25] Who is Jason Grullón? [1:51] What is virtu and how does the company work to change people’s lives? [3:08] […]

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Federico Vega CargoX Podcast

Federico Vega is an Argentine entrepreneur from a small town in Patagonia who made his way to England, started a business, go a university degree and ended up working in finance. He moved back to Argentina to start his business, which ended up not working. He didn’t give up and moved to Brazil, where he […]

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Alejandro Freund Ecommerce in Ecuador Podcast

Alejandro Freund is an Ecuadorian entrepreneur who started YaEsta.com, Ecuador’s most influential ecommerce company. Listen to his story on the Crossing Borders podcast. Outline of This Episode [1:44] What it’s like to do ecommerce in Ecuador. [6:22] Closing the deal with a small business supporter to build out the company. [8:54] How the team decided […]

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Patricio Williams Becú RagoRural an d DTA LatAm Podcast

Patricio Williams Becú is an Argentine entrepreneur who left his finance job to start DTA LatAm, a business that helps farmers finance their operation in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Outline of This Episode [1:56] The work Patricio is engaged in with DTA and PagoRural. [3:00] The type of people Patricio’s company works alongside, and why […]

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