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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

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

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

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

Innovating in Traditional Industries

January 20, 2012 |

This post was originally published on fnBlog.

A few weeks ago we had our annual share of tech predictions and a common trend was the inclusion of companies such as Airbnb, Getaround, and Uber. What I love about these companies … Read More

Cheers to a strong Portuguese community in Silicon Valley

November 17, 2011 |

The President of Portugal was in California last Sunday and Monday and that was big news. For most people it was big news because the last time a President visited California was 20 years ago. To me it was big … Read More

My life story and how the US can learn from it

October 21, 2011 |

I want to tell you a story. This is a true story; it’s about me, my family and my country, and it’s not pretty. This story starts in the fifties. In the 1950s Portugal was a poor country, on par … Read More

The relentless small innovation that changed our lives

August 15, 2011 |

Entrepreneurs get often a lot of crap for not being innovative enough. It goes like “I don’t want to hear about another mobile application, I want real radical innovation”, and then they go on a rant about how entrepreneurs used … Read More

C**kblockers and my lemonade stand

August 9, 2011 |

Every time I try to register a domain name I come across the same problem – dozens and dozens of domain names that are taken with no apparent purpose other than blocking other people from getting them and maybe make … Read More

The hard dynamics of co-foundership and a few things you should know about it

July 18, 2011 |

A lot has been said recently about how you should go about finding a co-founder, and more specifically a technical co-founder. I think the idea of “earning a co-founder” is good as it is the very structured process of co-founder … Read More