LE29: Diego Gutierrez - Building Entrepreneurial Communities in Buenos Aires
In this episode, Justin speaks with Diego Gutierrez, co-founder of Rootstock, Koibanx, Sistema-D, the Buenos Aires bitcoin community, and much more.
Diego has been an entrepreneur his entire life. Since he was 12, he helped create neighborhood publications to communicate the news of the neighbors.
When he was 17, he got into tech entrepreneurship.
Age 19: Created the first website for the main newspaper in Argentina (1995)
Diego realized early\ that communities would be an important part of the web.
Diego takes 2 year leave after the 1999 internet bubble – went to live on a sailboat for 2 years.
Diego and Wences Casares lost hope in the internet – this time around, with bitcoin, they pledged not to let that happen again. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wences_Casares
What is internet usage like in Buenos Aires? China? Diego explains based on his experience and recent travels.
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