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The end of Startup Chile

May 15, 2014 | 2

“These things happened. They were glorious and they changed the world… and then we fucked up the endgame.” Charlie Wilson

Politicians tend to fuck up the endgame.

I am a graduate and big supporter of Startup Chile. For those who … Read More

Did Google Kill Innovation?

February 21, 2014 | 1

Here we go again. Another app with millions of users, another multi-billion dollar exit, another newly formed billionaires. Rinse, repeat, and you have Silicon Valley in essence.

Is this good? The debate is not new. Some say we’re in a … Read More

Will Bitcoin doom Western Union?

December 12, 2013 |

Bitcoin is not a currency. Here’s why.

The first chart is a currency (EUR) price chart in USD (180 days), and the second a bitcoin market price chart in USD (180 days). The reason why they’re not side-by-side is … Read More

Wine Journal Apps Face Off

December 5, 2013 |

I have a lot of apps. Too many! And there is one category that dominates my iPhone: Wine. Both for personal (I love wine) and professional (Easy Vino) reasons, I use and test a lot of wine apps. Within this … Read More

Why you should start a company in South America

November 25, 2013 |

A few days ago I talked to CNN Money about the benefits and drawbacks of starting a business in South America compared to the United States. This post is the full version of our discussion, but you can read a short … Read More

Product Review: LoungeBuddy and the importance of a good onboarding experience

November 5, 2013 |

A good onboarding experience can make a difference between success and failure. Onboarding is particularly important in mobile apps, when many times users are downloading an app on the fly for an immediate need. If they’re lucky, the download will … Read More

The Value of a Bronze Medal – RIM’s battle to stay relevant

September 28, 2012 |

When I think of the Olympics, I think of that time every four years when lazy people sitting on a couch call someone loser for being the 4th best athlete in the world. The Olympics are gone but there’s no … Read More

I’m going to Chile. Startup Chile is calling me

September 13, 2012 |

Last week I received the news that Easy Vino had been accepted to Startup Chile, a six-month government-run program that brings startups from all over the world to Chile. I think this is a brilliant program but I’ll talk about … Read More

Easy Vino no Startup Chile à procura de Programador/CTO

September 5, 2012 | 2

A Easy Vino, a empresa que criei para revolucionar a forma como consumimos vinho, foi aceite no Startup Chile, um programa de aceleração de startups de 6 meses criado pelo governo chileno. As empresas selecionadas, vindas de 37 países diferentes, … Read More

Wall Street and Facebook, “You Just Don’t Get It, Do You?”

August 23, 2012 |

Facebook is Wall Street’s new favorite punching bag, and by extension Silicon Valley gets its share of punches. The latest addition to “Facebookmageddon” is authored by Craig Timberg from the Washington Post, and he doesn’t hesitate to question the entire display … Read More

Founders Network – Member Profile

June 11, 2012 |

Link to the short interview I gave for the Founders Network Blog. Enjoy


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3 Things you should do to immerse yourself in the Silicon Valley community without being here

February 20, 2012 |

I’ve said it before but I’ll repeat it. In my opinion, Silicon Valley is the most vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world. The sheer amount of venture capital available helps but there’s a lot more than money that you can’t … Read More