May 1, 2006
As consumer-spending kicks up a notch in Latin America, and more of the population rises to middle class status, technology start-ups that withstood the Internet shake-out of 2000 stand ready to tap into a new, more rational boom. Three industry veterans share their tales of survival, and how they plan to keep growing in the future.
Marcos Galperín, CEO of MecadoLibre.
MercadoLibreMarcos Galperín, CEO of MercadoLibre, the world's second-largest online auction site, is in many ways the typical head of a Latin American start up. A Stanford MBA, he took advantage of business school experience to launch his company. When John Muse, co-founder of HM Capital (then known as H
After weathering through gloomy times for technology start-ups in Latin America, a handful of consumer-oriented concept companies are finally cashing in.