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Juan Diego Calle of .CO: The Most Exciting Part of SXSW Is the Number of People Starting Companies

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If you’ve scored a .co domain name, you can thank Juan Diego Calle, CEO of .CO Internet. His company launched .co in July 2010 and has since seen over 1 million domain names registered. Calle also invests through STRAAT Investments and learned some entrepreneurial lessons starting Latin American pay-per-click network TeRespondo.com (sold to Yahoo! in 2005) at age 20.

Calle shared his insights at our SXSW #StartupLife Celebration Saturday (the #StartupLife Celebration is presented by .CO), including the 5 keys to the company’s explosive growth, the biggest challenge faced by any startup, and how the interconnectedness of our world makes startups possible.  Here’s the video:


You can find more of our coverage of the #StartupLife at SXSW here.

Editor’s Note: Thank you to Vitrue, a sponsor of our #Startuplife Celebration and Tech Cocktail’s special SXSW video series. Check out Vitrue’s live daily updates from SXSW!

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in startups, innovation, and new trends. In 2012, she returned from a 6-month whirlwind tour of Asia, where she met tons of welcoming, inspiring, and infectiously passionate entrepreneurs. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact kira@tech.co.

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