South American Adventures

Taking flying leaps into the unknown

Not sustainable but it’s one hell of a ride

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Got back from Reñaca. Intense schedule to say the least. Especially intense for Diego and Chris.Whilst we managed to fit in some walking and drinking on the beach and some clubbing we also held our very own allnighter hackathon. To do that we extended our stay till Monday night.

We are rolling out our new file sharing system on Fundacity. It is fully integrated with Google Drive and doesn’t even require you to have a google account. Sweet! However the final development stages and deploy were not as smooth as anticipated. Chris and Diego pulled an all-nighter on Sunday. A bit more actually….Chris did 28 hours and passed out at 4pm on Monday and Diego actually didn’t sleep until we got on the 9pm bus back to return to Santiago….33 hours! I must admit I called it at 3am on Sunday night but was up in time to check in at 10am on Monday. Also, somewhere during this hackathon we agreed the contract for our first venture capital investment from Primary Ventures and Cygnus Capital!

Back in Santiago at midnight the last parting word of

Cris “That was awesome

Diego “I’m going to continue working to fix that last bug

No Comment.

In conclusion, not feeling exactly rested and it’s probably not sustainable but it sure is one hell of a ride.




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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