EPISODE 23 – PEDRO SORRENTINO
Today’s episode we welcome Pedro Sorrentino from FundersClub.
You are in for a treat as you get to hear Pedro’s story. Growing up in Sao Paolo, Pedro has been a hustler since his youth. His passion to pursue greatness, and his heart to apply himself and give back is just awesome.
We recorded this interview in the swanky FundersClub office in the trendy dogpatch district in San Francisco.
FundersClub SF Office
In the show you’ll learn about Pedro’s crazy journey including making the leap from a high flying ed tech startup to connections in NYC, to Boulder, and jumping on board the rocket ship startup that is Sendgrid and finally where he’s at now as a VC with Funder’s Club.
So much you can learn from Pedro’s story – pay close attention to his genuine heart to serve others, and the attitude he has to roll up his sleeves and work harder, doing things no-one maybe even thought of. I’ve got all the respect in the world for you Pedro.
So guys, grab a Brazilian friend, make some Caipirinha’s and sit back and enjoy my conversation with Pedro Sorrentino.
LINKS AND RESOURCES
Startups and Companies Mentioned
Notable People and Entrepreneurs Mentioned
Poems and Books Mentioned
1:25 Caipirinha Recipe
4:10 Raised Paulistano
5:30 Pedro’s Upbringing
12:50 Start of the Hustle
14:55 Pedro’s First Job
16:50 Hollywood and Silicon Valley
18:15 Crossroads and Tech Startups
21:40 Moving to America
27:37 Well Mannered Misfit
31:35 Starting his First Company
36:00 Joining SendGrid
41:00 Visa Troubles
45:30 Creating the API Market
47:45 Pedro’s Blog Post
52:00 Advice for a First Time Founder
57:45 Investment Criteria
1:01:30 Thriving Tech Ecosystem Drivers
1:05:00 1% Better Everyday