Jun 30, 2020
Laura Mendoza, Unima: Developing Low-Cost
Diagnostics for 3 Billion People, Ep 108
Laura Mendoza was already working on solutions for tuberculosis, the leading infectious killer worldwide, before COVID-19 came along. As founder and CPO of biotech Unima, Laura develops fast and low-cost diagnostics for infectious...
Jun 24, 2020
Maya Dadoo, Worky: Revolutionizing the HR
Industry for Mexican SMEs, Ep 107
In Mexico, SME employees rotate at a rate of ~60% per year! With about 20M Mexicans working in this sector, this means 12M are switching jobs on a yearly basis. It’s amazing companies can get anything done! Coming from a background in...
Jun 16, 2020
Vitor Torres, Contabilizei: Helping Brazilian SMEs with Tax Compliance, Ep 106
According to The World Bank, Brazil ranks as one of the top 10 hardest countries in the world to pay taxes, which can be concerning considering that Brazilians have to file their taxes on a monthly basis. Vitor Torres experienced the painful...
Jun 9, 2020
Geoff Michener, dataPlor: Closing the Latin American Data Gap with Human Verified SME Data, Ep 105
Growing up in Denver, Colorado, Geoff Michener was interested in international trade and economics. During his undergrad, he got the opportunity to study abroad in Nicaragua and learn about foreign investment. There, he...
Jun 2, 2020
Gabriela Estrada, Vexi: Bringing Credit to the Underbanked in Mexico, Ep 104
Only one in ten adults in Mexico have access to a formal credit card, according to Gabriela Estrada. That’s more than 70 million people that are not able to build a credit history. As cofounder and CFO of Vexi, Gabriela is on a mission to...