Power to the people

Don’t be fooled by all the upbeat stories about startups. Disruption is uncomfortable for some. Startups represent real threats to inefficient processes, bad actors and powerful incumbents.

A cell phone is now a tool to help address the gaps in society where government and business solutions have proved insufficient. Startups use technology to give power to everyday citizens and help them solve large societal issues.

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¿Porque invertí en Rextie? – Entrevista con Amparo Nalvarte, Culqi

Hace un mes en el Peru Venture Capital Conference, Amparo Nalvarte, CEO y co-founder de Culqi compartió que tomó la decisión de invertir en Rextie, otra startup peruana en el sector de fintech. Rextie es un startup en el segmento de operaciones bancarias relacionados a cambio de divisas, ofrece un mejor tipo de cambio, comodidad y seguridad que otras opciones tradicionales. Rextie ha podido alcanzar USD 500 millones de dólares el volumen operado desde su fecha de inicios de operaciones en enero de 2017, posicionándola como líder en su sector.

Amparo Nalvarte, Culqi

Ruta Startup tuvo la oportunidad de hablar con Amparo sobre sus decisión de invertir y cómo ese tipo de inversión “founder a founder” puede impactar la startup y generar un impacto trascendental en la comunidad de startups.

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👀 Who reads your investor updates?

There are plenty of resources out there to draw inspiration when writing a monthly or quarterly investor update for your startup – some even down to explaining why we need them.

So, here’s my own take on who really reads an investor update?

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Make it easy to say “yes”

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Startup founders have an uphill climb to acquire new clients and raise money from investors.

If you are a startup founder, in order to achieve your goals, you will have to do other people’s work for them. The good news is that when you do, you will increase your probability of success.

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Now or never: Why you should leave your job and launch a startup

What are you waiting for? 

There is never a “good” time to leave your job and launch a startup. But for professionals in Latin America, this might be the best time. The current political and economic uncertainty in Latin America is worrying for large corporations. Startups, on the other hand, thrive on solving problems in challenging times.

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Here are some reasons why you should take advantage of the current situation in Latin America to launch a startup:

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No son “proyectos” “lindos” liderados por “chic@s”

En nuestro afán de querer mejorar el mundo es común querer ayudar a “chicos a llevar a cabo lindos proyectos,” pero en cuanto se trata de una startup, esa frase no guarda relación con la realidad.

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Peruvian among WeXchange 2019 finalists

For the third year in a row, a Peruvian founder is one of the six finalists for the annual WeXchange Pitch Competition.

Sully Siucho, co-founder of Rebajatuscuentas.com, will join five other female founders of startups across Latin America at WeXchange 2019 in Paraguay on November 13th and 14th. WeXchange is an event run by BID Lab.

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