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.