South American Adventures

Taking flying leaps into the unknown

Fundacity pivoted

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Diego and I hit the ground running in San Fran this week.

Awesome Mentorships
This week felt like 3 weeks in boot camp. Thanks to the following great mentors we made some flying leaps:

-Marcelo Diaz (our awesome incubator, MD of IncubaUC)
-Hiroshi Wald (MD of Austral Capital)
-Humberto Matsuda (Managing partner @ Performa Investimentos)
-Christian Barbosa (serial entrepreneur and best selling author)-Mike Sigal (founder Agile Credit, mentor @ 500 Startups)
-Professor John Danner ( Senior Fellow, The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, at Haas Business School, UC Berkeley)
-Christopher Ireland (Co-founder of Mix & Stir Studios)
-Sam Zebarjadi (mentor @ Iron Yard and Four Athens)

Thank you guys you rock!

Pivot
Through the amazing mentorship we identified how to leverage the huge value of Fundacity’s future user base (talented LatAm startup designers and developers). Fundacity is going to address the burning appetite for tech talent in both North and South America. We plan to make this a scalable model by avoiding the need for headhunters and instead using social validation as a tool to find the talent you need. With headhunter fees sky high this is a sexy market to tap into. we LIKE!

However, we are still looking out for other scalable ways to monetize the valuable and transactional user base of Fundacity.com.

Logo update
Many of you advised that we change the logo colours a bit to make Fund-acity instead of Fun-dacity. So we now present to you our new logo!
Fundacity
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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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