Marcus Segui is the Founder of Tintico, a new luggage company. Marcus started his career in finance in New York City, then quit to take a year off to travel and learn Spanish. He settled in Bogota, Colombia and ultimately launched a real estate company there that was backed by the Colombia's largest private equity company. He's an entrepreneur well versed in international business and what it takes to launch a company abroad.
His current venture involved leaving behind 10 years of real estate to start a luggage company because, as he said, “I like travel bags, the suitcase is the hardest one, international business is fun for me, and I want to build a travel brand that inspires authentic, purposeful, boundary-pushing travelers.”
He’s starting a company on Kickstarter – http://www.tinti.co/ – I was intrigued by the business model, and also his back story and knew he would be a great guest for the podcast.