Wences Casares is founder and co-CEO of Bling Nation, as well as a founding partner of private investment firm, MECK, Ltd. Bling Nation's mobile technology platform works to connect users' online and offline customer experiences. Businesses can build loyalty programs, while consumers gain seamless integration of smooth checkout experiences integrated with their social media presences.
Casares previously founded Lemon Bank, a Brazilian retail bank for the poor, in 2002. He is also the founder of Wanako Games, a US-based developer of console videogames that leverages the creativity of Latin American talent. Wanako Games was sold to Vivendi Universal. In 1997 Casares founded Patagon, an Argentinean online brokerage. Patagon was sold to Spanish bank Santander. In 1994 Casares launched Internet Argentina S.A., the first Internet service provider in the country. He then sold that company, in order to establish Patagon.
Meyer Malka is founder and co-CEO of Bling Nation, the mobile technology platform that connects users' online and offline customer experiences. Bling Nation also allows businesses to build loyalty programs, while consumers gain seamless integration of smooth checkout experiences integrated with their social media presences.
Malka is also a founding partner of private investment firm, MECK, Ltd., and has been instrumental in several technology and financial services endeavors. He helped develop Patagon, an online brokerage and Latin America's first comprehensive Internet financial services portal, by founding and developing its Venezuelan branch.
He was also a founding member of Classified Media Group, an online classified advertisement company focusing on Venezuela, Colombia and Central America, which was later sold to MercadoLibre. Malka is also an economist from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.
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"To be an entrepreneur, you need to have some super strong convictions," says serial entrepreneur Wences Casares. However, even if you hold strong opinions on products, markets and customers, Casares says entrepreneurs must also have the humility to change course when circumstances call for a new approach.