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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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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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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Chile Tech Visa

Chile just launched a new tech visa that allows startup founders or tech workers to get visas approved within 15 business days. We think this is a game changer. As countries like the US are making it harder for people to come and work in the US, Chile is opening its arms to people with […]

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Raising money from the US if you’re from Latin America

Note: A version of this article originally appeared in Inc with the title How to Raise Venture Capital if You’re Outside the United States and on Nathan Lustig’s blog. Over the past three years, I’ve been working with 30+ companies that have their bases across Latin America build their businesses. Many of these companies are really US […]

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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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