Month: May 2017

Devin Baptiste: Building the Tastiest Way To Change the World

Devin Baptiste is the cofounder of GroupRaise, one of our portfolio companies. I saw down with Devin to talk about how he cofounded one of the most diverse startups in the world.

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David Assael and David Basulto: Building the World’s Largest Architecture Community from Chile

David Assael and David Basulto are the cofounders of Archdaily, the world’s largest architecture website in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. They’ve built the business 100% boostrapped from their home base in Santiago Chile.

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Nicolas Shea: Startup Chile, Eclass, Cumplo, Todos Chile

Nicolas Shea is a Chilean serial entrepreneur who has started multiple businesses and non profits. He’s also the brainchild of Start-Up Chile and was it’s first leader.

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Adrian Fisher: From Selling Hotdogs to Raising $3M in Venture Capital

Adrian Fisher, founder of ProprtySimple, is a US entrepreneur who spent more than 7 years in Latin America, split between Argentina and Chile. He’s been building technology since he was 15 and now is the founder of Magma’s fastest growing portfolio company.

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David Lloyd: Building An International Education Company from Latin America

David Lloyd is a British entrepreneur and the cofounder of The Intern Group, an education company with offices in 12 countries. He’s built much of his business from offices in Latin America…this is his story.

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TechCrunch: A New Era For Latin American Startup Investing

I wrote a guest column for TechCrunch about the new opportunities for investing in startups in Latin America and why we’re betting heavily on these markets.

From the link:

Startups in Latin America are using creative solutions to address not just local but also global problems. For investors outside the region, the prospect of working with these startups can appear attractive, yet complicated. Investing in early-stage startups in Latin America can present challenges; however, despite the challenges, time and time again I’ve found it can be well worth the effort.

When I first came to Santiago, Chile in 2010 as part of the pilot round of Start-Up Chile, there was hardly any talk of startups. Most people didn’t even know what startups were. Within nine months of returning to the U.S., the company I co-founded was acquired. So I decided to go back to Chile to look for more opportunities in this emerging market.

Over the next couple of years, I taught entrepreneurship in Chile, mentored local entrepreneurs and eventually started investing in Latin American companies myself. I’ve now invested in more than 30 early-stage companies in Latin America, and I firmly believe the time to help early-stage startups in Latin America has never been better. Here’s why.

Continue reading A New Era for Startup Investing In Latin America on TechCrunch.

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