South American Adventures

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Horseback Riding – I want to be cowboy

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This Saturday I joined an Activity group on the Internations expat community to go horseback riding in the foothill of the Andes. The trip included bus transport to the ranch, 3 hours horseback riding and great asado and delicious Chilean reserva Merlot (I was very impressed by the wine).

We were a group of c.18. Everyone was from various background. Interestingly there were 5 Jewish people in the group which was quite a pleasant surprise. Most people in the group lived in various parts of the world which I could really identify with given my somewhat nomadic life.

The horseback ride was phenomenal. Despite having riden once before I was able to fully control my horse which was a really great feeling. I really want to do more horseback riding in the future.

The scenery was quite spectacular. Everything was green and lush. The Argentinean side of the Andes, where I did my first horseback ride back in Janruary, was completely baren and dry….a stark difference.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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Author: Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

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