Transforming startups in big companies with Lucas Judice


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Lucas Judice, a former M&A lawyer, is the CEO and founder of Midstage Ventures an amazing venture builder based in Victoria, Brazil and also in L.A. Midstage Ventures is a venture builder, they build companies since as early as the moment of ideation up to 18-36 months ahead. It is a complex programme to build companies since the very beginning till the exit moment. Lucas has made 21 investments so far in Brazilian startups, 11 of those startups are still alive. He started on his own and he already has over 10 people in his team. All of our companies are Brazilian and Lucas' mission is to help those companies enter the American market first and become truly international. Lucas plans for the near future (next 5 years) include: Investing in up to 50-60 companies Becoming an international landing pad to help international companies to penetrate the Brazilian market Have a strong presence in Europe Having a pure Venture Capital arm to invest in startups in straight money for equity deals. Listen to this amazing interview about entrepreneurship, startups and venture capital. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN: How Lucas went from being a lawyer to invest in Startups Two huge red flags for Lucas as an investor What markets are the hottest in Brazil The differences between the Brazilian and American startup scenes LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS INTERVIEW MidStage Ventures VentureinLA FIREBOLT ROUND Favorite Business Book: Berkonomics Favorite online tool: Whatsapp and Podio Somebody you admire and follow: David Berkus Knowing what you know now and If you wanted or had to start a new business today, what would you do?:"Start sooner" Motivational quote?: “Entrepreneurship is like jumping from a cliff and building an aeroplane while falling." from Reid Hoffman What advice would you give to your 20-year-old self?: “Follow your gut" Thanks so much for listening! Do you guys have any question about this interview? Or any question? Please comment below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for Rise and Grind on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are very helpful and greatly appreciated! And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. And please share the word with your friends to help the show grow! Till next episode, keep grinding!

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