February 22, 2022

#80 - From 0 to unicorn in 8 months: Gerry Colyer, Clara

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Before he knew he wanted to build a company, Gerry knew he wanted to make people’s lives better.

Born in Monterrey, Gerry Colyer left Mexico to attend Yale University, then went on to pursue a degree from Stanford Business School. His initial game plan was to go into public service, but he soon stumbled upon the realization that technology was the key to drive change at scale. Eager to learn, he relocated to Silicon Valley, and co-founded Uva Scooters shortly after.

One successful exit later, he returned to Latin America to put the skills he’d picked up to good use, and thus Clara was born in the heart of Mexico City. Clara’s corporate credit card and spend management solution made them the fastest startup in LatAm to reach unicorn status, getting to a $1billion valuation in 8 short months. Backed by the likes of monashees and Coatue, they’ve partnered with Mastercard to support entrepreneurship in the region.

Join Gerry and I as we talk about:

  • Going from 0 to 1,000 B2B customers in 8 months
  • Latin America expansion strategies
  • And the importance of partnerships in disrupting fintech

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Hellen Villena

Latitud Content Specialist

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