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Hi, I'm Pedro Sorren. I'm a venture capitalist, author, and entrepreneur. My life's mission is to help founders and investors achieve greatness faster.

Listen to Brian Requarth (Latitud) on Inevitable Podcast

Inevitable Podcast

Welcome to another episode of the Inevitable Podcast, today I have the honor of being here with Brian Requarth whom I have known for almost a decade. For those who don’t know, Brian runs a company called Latitud.

Latitud is a venture capital firm that helps the top doers and thinkers of Latin America build the next generation of world-class tech companies. Before Latitud, Brian was the CEO and co-founder of VivaReal, a pioneer in the proptech market in Brazil. VivaReal eventually merged with Grupo Zap which was then acquired by OLX for $642 million.

Here are some of the questions I asked him:

  • You were born in the Bay Area. How were your early days as a kid and where did you grow up? What made you realize that you wanted to come to South America? 
  • When was the time that you realized that you were wired differently than most people? What made you realize that you wanted to be a full-time founder? 
  • You dropped out of college and then joined back after a while. What provoked you to make that decision? Do you regret making that decision? 
  • How are you so much self-reliant? It has been so long since we met and, to this day you have the same energy. How do you channel your energy towards the goal?
  • Who were your mentors growing up? Was there any specific person that you looked up to or did you have a role model? 
  • How was it to move from Colombia to Brazil? How did you make that decision? 
  • For how long were you running the business? How was the entire experience? 
  • What are your views on the venture market? The situation for founders today is phenomenal and it keeps getting better. What do you think the founders need now? 
  • Is there any specific advice that you would like to give for starting companies and their founders? 
  • Do you have an ideal morning routine you can share with us?

This was a great chat, and I'm sure you will find it extremely insightful.

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Getting back to the office

Personal Updates
“Most of us aren't defeated in one decisive battle. We are defeated one tiny, seemingly insignificant surrender at a time that chips away at who we should really be.” - Jocko Willink.

As we approach significant milestones at Atman, it is time to have an office again. We have been building in stealth for the past months while I split my time between the Bay Area, Miami and Sao Paulo.

I truly miss going to the office. I have reached remote life exhaustion.

As an extrovert, I was not born to live my life on Zoom, nor do I appreciate the so-called perks of remote work, mostly because I had them before as well.

We are all going to adapt to a hybrid way of doing things — currently, the way we operate is against human nature.

Most of the jobs I had had awesome offices filled with brilliant, ambitious people.

The invisible energy of having multiple builders in the same space is impossible to replicate online. It is anti-human.

Work has always been (and always will be) a large portion of my life and identity. Merging my home with my office has not been the healthiest decision for me. My focus decreased due to the lack of separation between personal and professional lives, which is pretty impossible if you are in the Venture/Wealth business.

I am not anti-remote and also take advantage of this new era we are living in.

That said, humans were not born to live behind screens. It is against our ancestors and our nature to dare and explore the unknown.



















Papo do Condado #10 | Season 1 Finale

Papo do Condado

We reached Papo do Condado's 10th episode, and with it, the end of the podcast's first season.

It was incredibly fun to share insights about the Brazilian tech scene, politics, and the state of the startup market in Latam.

As I said before, I am very fortunate to have some of the smartest friends in the industry to do that.

My special thanks go to Gustavo Brigatto, Felipe Lamounier, and Bruno Ferrari. You are the reason we could make this happen in such a great way.

Also, Leo Torres, Chief of Staff at Atman and Papo do Condado's producer. Thank you for always making sure that the work was getting done.

The plan is to record another season next year. We plan to keep releasing seasons in chunks of 10 episodes, always shuffling the line-up to gather new perspectives from other close friends I have.

Stay tuned!

I am already longing for season 2 of Papo do Condado in 2022.

Thank you for listening and for always providing feedback.

Papo do Condado will come back soon.

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