Crossing Borders with Nathan Lustig
About This Show
Crossing Borders with Nathan Lustig: Where I interview entrepreneurs doing startups across borders and the investors who support them, with a focus on companies that have some relationship to Latin America.
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Ep 37 Fabricio Bloisi, Movile Has a Plan To Make Life better For 1 Billion People
Movile is a global leader in mobile marketplaces with a dream to make life better for 1 billion people through marketplaces on their mobile devices. Movile is a remarkable story of innovation from Latin America, driven by people who are willing to take risks to learn and grow quickly. I sat down with the CEO and founder of Movile, Fabricio Bloisi, to talk about why he started Movile and how he and his team grew it to the largest mobile company in Brazil and Latin America. Movile focused on innovating and exploring advanced technologies In its early stage, Movile focused on text messages (SMS) and then enabled ringtone commerce in Brazil, as well as the development of the country’s first Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) search portal. In 2007, Bloisi focused on expansion. In 2008, and Movile built itself into the largest company in the Latin American mobile commerce industry through new products and mergers and acquisitions, establishing a presence in over ten countries with offices in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico. Movile expanded to food delivery, ticketing, gaming, and education Movile has business lines that include logistics, delivery, ticketing, online gaming and education, but it’s the food business that has grown the fastest. As of September 2017, its iFood unit had reached 6.2 million monthly orders and become the largest food delivery company in Latin America. With more than 100 million active users, Movile is Latin America’s largest mobile commerce platform. The company has over 400 employees and is connected to over 40 carriers that collectively have 700 million mobile subscribers. The culture behind Movile’s success The culture at Movile is dynamic and always improving. Fabricio says they are a company obsessed with results and passionate about innovation. They understand that the world is changing quickly now, and will only continue to do so in the future. With this in mind, they make small, incremental changes every year that help the company grow. Much like Silicon Valley and China, Movile always has new projects in development. Fabricio was confident that several of their projects would be successful in the near future. He is also aware that many of the projects will never take off, but the 10% that do usually bring about massive growth for the company. Besides this dynamic approach to innovation, Movile also rewards people according to their
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Unique insight on startups and business in LATAM
When I shop for podcasts I'm looking for something to listen to that really ends up adding value to my day to day life. That has been the case so far with Crossing Borders. I don't know how he does it but Nathan sure does have a way of getting some of the most interesting company owners and entrepreneurs on this show, all with diverse background in technology and business / startup operations in latinoamerica. Each one of his guests has some pretty powerful insight on a variety of topics like working abroad, starting your own business, learning new languages, etc. I find myself pressing the rewind button often to truly grasp the wisdom of these amazing people. His podcasts are often accompanied with a blog post on his site which includes all the highlights as well as time stamps and additions link / resources, which is very much appreciated to easily follow up on the discussed topic.
Date published: 2017-10-24