Andres Barreto

I'm a serial entrepreneur, founder of Onswipe, Grooveshark, PulsoSocial and Socialatom • Passionate about economic development in emerging nations through entrepreneurship and technology • Public Speaker, amateur ethnomusicologist, aspiring DJ+ Producer, and spartan traveler.

Tomorrow. After my promotion. When I raise money. When the time is right. After I settle things up. When I’m done learning. These phrases appear to be valid reasons for waiting, but they are usually just excuses used to rationalize an easier choice. Worse still, waiting is so much easier than working towards a goal that it is completely reasonable to economically justify entering the waiting place. And while it may be an easy place, it is a wholly unfulfilling place.

TermSheetCalc Launched

TermSheetCalc - the simple term sheet calculator is a project by  Juan Pablo Buritica (of BogotaConf & Panelfly and Andres Barreto founder of  (Onswipe , PulsoSocialGrooveshark. It was built during Startup Weekend Colombia to showcase that it is possible to build a very small but useful product in a weekend, also as a tool to help entrepreneurs when they are in the fund raising process and they need to calculate dilution and ownership on the go.

The project also been open sourced and is available on github 

Lego Scultpure
My favorite art piece at Onswipe HQ

Lego Scultpure

My favorite art piece at Onswipe HQ

The old model of American leadership - where we took all the decisions, bore all the burdens, paid all the costs and took all the glory – has to change. People in Washington are going to have to realize that when other countries step up to the plate, they too will naturally get some share of credit.

The Gracia Festival in Barcelona is a surreal experience that feels like a bohemian disney world for grown ups. Music food and dancing in the streets, each street uniquely decorated to bring alive a fantasy world. Over 26 streets competing for best decorated this weeklong celebration brought 1.5M visitors. 

The Gracia Festival in Barcelona is a surreal experience that feels like a bohemian disney world for grown ups. Music food and dancing in the streets, each street uniquely decorated to bring alive a fantasy world. Over 26 streets competing for best decorated this weeklong celebration brought 1.5M visitors. 

Sunrise in a Barcelona beach, but not any beach, the beach in the barceloneta area, where all the clubs most frequented by tourists (a-la-jersey-shore but european) line up one after the other, and at this time, ushering out heavily intoxicated club-goers onto the beach causing very entertaining scenes. 

Sunrise in a Barcelona beach, but not any beach, the beach in the barceloneta area, where all the clubs most frequented by tourists (a-la-jersey-shore but european) line up one after the other, and at this time, ushering out heavily intoxicated club-goers onto the beach causing very entertaining scenes. 

Barcelona - Festival Gracia

Barcelona - Festival Gracia