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Trump’s Visa Crackdown Backfires – from the Financial Times

May 23, 2017

The Financial Times published a story about how Trump’s recent comments regarding closing down the H1B visa program will encourage tech startups to look elsewhere to house their development talent.  Guadalajara wants to be that place. From the article: (get the full text here) Donald Trump’s pledge to clamp down on immigration has soured relations […]

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Agave Lab Beach Weekend

March 16, 2017

A couple of times a year we load the entire Agave team into a big van and head to the beach for an extended weekend.  Last week we headed for a beach in Nayarit and had a great time.  Check out the photos!

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Microservices – An in-depth look

March 15, 2017

The next in our After Hours series is all about MicroServices.  This will be a in-depth exploration of our experience transitioning to a microservices architectures.  By separating independently deployable software systems and allowing them to communicate via a message queue,microservices provide flexibility, and scale.  As with all of our After Hours sessions, the evening is […]

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Your ideas are worth nothing

February 24, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered about what I’m doing in Mexico or what Agave Lab is all about, this is a good listen.  Diego Barrazas writes a popular and interesting blog about doing business in Mexico.  As part of his DEMENTES series, he interviews people that are trying to break the mold of the traditional, top-down […]

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Pilates at Agave Lab

February 21, 2017

Abrimos nuestra clase de pilates a la comunidad startup local de Guadalajara. Tenemos un curso de pilates con un instructor fantástico, con duración de una hora por sesión, en el techo de Agave Lab. L os cursos se ofrecen el martes por la mañana a las 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. y de nuevo el jueves […]

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Mexico’s Silicon Valley seizes opportunity opened by Trump’s xenophobia

February 16, 2017

Duncan Tucker (@DuncanTucker) published a great article today on Motherboard (a VICE Magazine property) about how the governor of Jalisco (Aristóteles Sandoval) is trying to attract Bay Area startup talent to Guadalajara (dubbed the “Silicon Valley of Mexico”). He’s offered to work with any American tech firms affected by Trump’s policies, while providing opportunities for […]

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Bracing for Impact – Mexican banks are about to be “Ubered”

October 4, 2016

I came across this interesting and well-written post from Ravi Venkatesan, the Chairman of the Bank of Baroda and former Chairman of Microsoft India, in which he talks about how fin-tech startups are poised to dramatically impact the banking sector.  He goes further to explain that the effect will be MORE pronounced in India due to long history of […]

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Agave Lab in the Financial Times of London

June 17, 2015

We got this great write up in the Financial Times.  The original article is here but you need a subscription to see it so, in the interest of copyright infringement, I’ve included the text below. Population: 1.5m (4.4m in greater Guadalajara) Backing: $100m+ for 300 Jalisco start-ups in two years Time to set up a company: […]

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The Economist Writes About Agave Lab Ventures

April 5, 2015

We were humbled and honored to be featured in a story from The Economist magazine over this weekend.  Apparently our unorthodox approach to investing in Mexico caught their eye and they did a really great story on it.  In addition to being able to tick off on of my life’s goals (I’ve been a fan […]

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Is Innovation Innovative?

March 27, 2015

I was happy to read a piece in TechCrunch about the startup ecosystem in Mexico. It was mostly a puff piece but, we’ll take whatever we can get. All of the usual suspects (including Agave Lab Ventures) got a mention which, again, I’m happy about and thankful for. However, in reading it, I couldn’t help […]

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