Archive for the ‘Startups’ Category

Humanity’s Top 10 Problems for Next 50 Years

When you really want to have an impact on the world, where do you start? I mean, it’s great that  you improve the local community and have a social impact and wow it works great with investors to build a sustainable business. But what does it matter that a school in Mexico can find their way with 3D printing and print artificial limbs for disabled people when in 50 years oceans rise 7 meters or water, energy and food shortages might disrupt the way we live? Read On…

Fear of Failure: Lesson One for Chickenpreneurs

What kills beginning companies in Mexico? I think fear of failure… let me explain.

Failing in life hurts and it hurt bad, you have a little voice inside your head constantly pretending to protect you. It’s called Ego. Now Ego will protect you against failure by telling you not to do anything that hurts you, it will feed you with fear by showing you vivid images in your dream about how your family and friends will laugh at you when you fail. If it wins you will never leave the house and protect yourself from all that is new. That house, school, city or circle of friends are called the comfort zone. Read On…

The State of Mexican Venture Capital

Mexico Venture Capital Overview 2013

The Mexican Venture Capital market is young and small. The first seed funds only popped up around 10 years ago and currently only has 41 active venture funds. The majority of the capital for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) came traditionally from wealthy individuals. Still up to this point the SMB seems to grow the first stages of the company life using personal and family funds then followed by wealthy individuals. The fact that funding seems out of reach for most companies is logical since these 41 funds do no more than funding 300 deals a year, in a country with over 115 million people private funding is in its infancy.

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