In today’s episode of If Not Now Wen, we’re excited to talk with special guest and dear friend Ruben Arias. Ruben is a founder and Chief Executive Officer at Beereaders. He is a seasoned edtech entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience. Hailing from Santiago, Chile, he overcame a challenging upbringing in a low-income household to become the first in his family to pursue higher education.
Motivated by his own journey, Ruben has dedicated himself to transforming education and empowering students. His edtech ventures have positively impacted the lives of over half a million K-12 Spanish-speaking students across Latin America and the United States, generating substantial revenue and securing more than $9M in venture capital.
Ruben is continuously seeking new ways to improve learning outcomes and bridge educational gaps and is passionate about empowering students of the world to have the opportunity to seek out their own potential. He has such an authentic and impactful story to share, and I know you will love it as much as I do.
We talk about:
🔹 What is different about growing a company in the U.S.
🔹 Advice for international founders who are thinking of bringing their business to the U.S. on a global stage
🔹 Overcoming language barriers and seeking new opportunity
🔹 What investors are looking for with international founders
🔹 The biggest lessons learned from raising 9 million dollars
Ruben is such an inspiration and has so much insight to share. I know you're going to love this episode and get so many amazing takeaways. I can't wait to hear what you think!
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