Doing Business in Ecuador

I’ve been writing a series of blog posts about doing business in different Latin American countries. You can read the entire blog post about Doing Business in Ecuador on my blog. From the link: Ecuador is a geographically small, Andean country rich in history and home to 16.1 million people, which makes it nearly the […]

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Marco DeMello Psafe Podcast

Episode 23 of Crossing Borders Podcast with Psafe’s founder Marco DeMello, a Brazil mobile security company that’s raised more than $90M in venture capital to create a profitable business. Outline of This Episode [1:22] The new San Francisco headquarters for Psafe and how the company began and grew. [7:11] The flip from desktop emphasis to […]

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Greg Mitchell Investing in Peru Podcast

Episode 22 of Crossing Borders Podcast is with Greg Mitchell of Angel Ventures Peru. We talk about getting started in Peru, the ecosystem and more. Outline of This Episode [1:02] How Greg wound up in Latin America and what he’s doing now in Peru. [3:18] The history of Angel Ventures and how the process works […]

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Rocio Fonseca Start-Up Chile Podcast

Rocio Fonseca is the guest on Crossing Borders Podcast. Rocio, Start-Up Chile’s executive director, talks about what it was like starting up in Chile in the early 2000s, going to the US, working in Silicon Valley and coming back to Chile to lead Start-Up Chile. Outline of This Episode [0:13] My intro of Rocio Fonseca, […]

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Doing Business in Panama

This post is an excerpt from a series I’ve been writing about doing business and starting up in Latin American country. You can read the entire post about Panama on my blog. Home to the famous 48-mile canal, Panama is a central location for import and export, serving as a connector to ports and cities […]

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Thomas Allier Viajala Podcast

Thomas Allier is the cofounder of Viajala, which I like to call the Kayak of Latin America. Originally from France, he moved to Chile for Start-Up Chile and then moved to Colombia where he received investment from Mexican and Colombian venture capital firms. Outline of This Episode [0:12] Who is Thomas Ailler? [4:10] Why Latin […]

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Andres Barreto Firstrock VC Podcast

Originally from Colombia, Andres Barreto has cofounded and sold multiple tech companies in the US. He came back to Colombia and moved to the other side of the table to start Social Atom Ventures, which has now morphed into Firstrock Capital. Like Magma, invest in companies companies with LatAm tech teams, but whose primary market […]

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Pros and Cons of Doing Business in Costa Rica

I’ve been writing a blog series about doing business in Latin America and this is an excerpt of a post called Pura Vida: Pros and Cons of Doing Business in Costa Rica that I originally posted on my blog. Costa Rica, literally “Rich Coast” in Spanish, is a fitting name for a country with diverse […]

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Guimar Vaca Sittic Building Marketplaces Podcast

Guimar Vaca Sittic is an Argentine entrepreneur turned investor who specializes in marketplaces. Currently based in New York City, Guimar is a principal at FJ Labs. Outline of This Episode [0:17] How Guimar got started in the startup world. [2:33] The path Guimar followed from Argentina to Chicago and beyond. [5:00] How Guimar was able […]

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Pros and Cons of Doing Business in Uruguay

This is an excerpt of a post in collaboration with Nadim Curi, the Uruguayan cofounder of CityCop and me about doing business in Uruguay. Thanks to Nadim for taking the time to help out with this post! You can read the entire post on my blog. The small country of Uruguay, wedged between its two much larger neighbors, […]

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