Espacio announces today that the travel blog, Hibiscus & Nomada, was acquired by the media incubator.
“We are thrilled to be working with Hibiscus & Nomada and to continue the legacy that Marion created,” said Espacio CEO Conrad Egusa. Conrad Egusa is a former VentureBeat writer and is a Global Mentor at 500 Startups along with being a co-founder of Espacio with Eddie Arrieta.
Hibiscus & Nomada was founded in 2016 by Marion Payen and Alex Hurstel. The travel blog, documenting the affordable ways to discovering the unexplored, quickly amassed close to 50,000 Instagram followers, and a beautiful portfolio of travel photos. They were even seen on publications like Lonely Planet & City Style & Life.
Through the acquisition, Espacio aims to promote the publication’s growth and to project it’s voice into the travel community. Hibiscus & Nomada’s editor will be Mathew Di Salvo, a former news wire journalist who also has experience in travel writing.
In a press release, Mathew commented,”It’s extremely exciting to be taking over this blog, which has amassed an impressive following in its short time. At Espacio we were blown away by the photos and the variety of locations it featured. Our enthusiastic team is fully up to continuing the great job Marion started.”
Espacio’s upcoming investments into the publication will include an expansion of its editorial newsroom, investments into video, and a series of events in 2018.
In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel Guides to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
“We hope to expand the site by reaching even more untouched and beautiful locations and demonstrating that great content can still come out of the somewhat crowded market of travel blogging.”
Peru Reports will join Espacio Incubator, announces the media incubator powerhouse today. Peru Reports is the leading English news publication in Perufocused on in-depth coverage of news, economics & politics in Peru to readers worldwide.
Peru Reports was founded in 2013 by Colin Post. Colin is also the author of the Lima Travel Guide and the Arequipa Travel Guide. Through the acquisition, Espacio aims to continue Colin’s effort to promote the publication’s growth and to project a voice for Peru to the wider international community.
“We are thrilled to be working with Peru Reports and to continue the legacy that its founder Colin [Post] created,” said Espacio CEO Conrad Egusa. Conrad Egusa is a former VentureBeat writer and is a Global Mentor at 500 Startups along with being a co-founder of Espacio with Eddie Arrieta.
The new editor of Peru Reports will be Arjun Harindranath, who was born in India and studied law and philosophy in New Zealand before moving to Latin America to pursue writing and journalism. He has lived and worked as a writer in the UK, Germany, India and Colombia.
Harindranath said of his time at Peru Reports that “We’ve had a few months to really get our heads around the biggest narratives in the region and it’s our hope to expand on what we’ve learned so far. From the Odebrecht scandal to the Dakar Rally or this year’s World Cup to matters affecting the Amazon and the indigenous–we plan to cover the biggest stories in Peruvian politics, sports, business and culture for an English-speaking audience.”
Upcoming investments into Peru Reports include an expansion of its editorial newsroom, investments into video, and a series of events in 2018. In addition to recent current events, the publication will also bring stories that draw on scholarly commentary from experts of the region and look to shine a light on Peruvian innovation and entrepreneurship.
“As more eyes look to Peru as an important player in the region, we are excited to continue this mission of sharing the stories of Peru,” Espacio CEO Conrad Egusa said.
Espacio announced this morning the launch of their newest project, En Serie. The online publication will be focused on keeping up with the latest films, series, and everything related to the exciting world of visual entertainment. The project, which began to take shape at the end of 2017, aims to respond to the demands of contemporary audiences with up-to-date reporting on the fast-moving film and entertainment industry, in Spanish.