Crossing Borders with Nathan Lustig
By Nathan Lustig
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Hello and welcome to Crossing Borders with Nathan Lustig, where I interview entrepreneurs doing startups across borders and the investors who support them, with a focus on companies that have some relationship to Latin America.
||CleanEp 38 Nathan Lustig Startups and Venture Capital in Latin America||Through my Crossing Borders podcast, I’ve had the opportunity to interview dozens of Latin America’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. In this special episode, I decided to turn the tables to bring a former guest, GroupRaise CEO Devin Baptiste,...||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 37 Fabricio Bloisi, Movile Has a Plan To Make Life better For 1 Billion People||Movile is a global leader in mobile marketplaces with a dream to make life better for 1 billion people through marketplaces on their mobile devices. Movile is a remarkable story of innovation from Latin America, driven by people who are willing to...||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 36 Alba Rodriguez, Gricha: Using insects to solve food insecurity and improve nutrition||Alba Rodriguez is on a mission to solve hunger and malnutrition in Mexico. Alba is the founder and CEO of Gricha, a company that sources crickets as the main ingredient in a high-quality, sustainable protein powder. On this episode, I sat down with...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 35 Nestor de Haro: Building the Alibaba or MercadoLibre of Auto Parts in Mexico||Nestor de Haro grew up in Guadalajara, where he learned about the auto parts industry from his father. After obtaining a B.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering, Nestor co-founded Rigs Inc, an online marketplace for selling auto parts in Latin America....||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 34 Cristobal Perdomo, Venture Capital in Latin America||I asked Cristobal Perdomo to join me on this episode of crossing borders to talk about venture capital in Latin America. Cristobal is one of the founders of Jaguar Ventures, a Latin American based VC firm. After getting an MBA and consulting for a...||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 33 Nathan Lustig, Advice for Foreign Entrepreneurs Doing Business In Latin America||When I first got to Chile in 2010, it took me five years to understand all the nuances of how business was conducted. There are several important cultural differences between LatAm and the US that foreign entrepreneurs should pay attention to if they...||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 32 Amir Salihefendic, Working Remotely is the Way of the Future||Amir Salihefendic joins me on this episode of Crossing Borders to talk about why working remotely is the way of the future. Listen to hear how he helped bootstrap a fully remote company, his perspective on funding a startup and how to create products...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 31 Sean Park, How GroupRaise Became The Tastiest Way to Change the World||Sometimes the best ideas happen while sharing a meal. In the case of GroupRaise, it’s not just ideas that get shared, but a percentage of the profits as well. GroupRaise is a fundraising organization that partners with restaurants across 50 states...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 30 Amanda Jacobson, Solving Problems in Education, Agriculture, and Fintech in Latin America||Being able to open a bank account, exchange currency, open a credit card or have access to business credit in something that we take for granted in the United States. I know I did before moving to Latin America. In the US, most people can easily open...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 29 Brenna Loury, Working Remotely Across Borders||In this episode, I reconnected with my friend Brenna Loury, one of the original founders of Startup Chile, and the current head of marketing and PR at Doist to talk about her experience of learning a new job in a new country, the challenges and...||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 27 Juan Vera, Scaling Start-ups from Latin America To USA||Juan Vera joins me in this episode of Crossing Borders to talk about entrepreneurial business in Latin America. Juan’s experience as an engineer and CEO has helped him start several businesses, then scale those businesses to Mexico and the United...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 28 Neil Coleman, Creating an International Market Expansion Strategy.||What would it look like to manage sales teams and business units in multiple countries simultaneously? On this episode of Crossing Borders, my guest Neil Coleman shares exactly what that looks like, and offers advice for companies looking to scale...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 26 Mak Gutierrez, Supporting Makers and Startups In Guadalajara||Most people in Silicon Valley would not intuitively think of building startups in Guadalajara, Mexico. But Mak Gutierrez is part of a team working through Hackers and Founders to support and fund startups in one of the most historic cities in Latin...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #25 Insights and Lessons from Latin American Entrepreneurs - the Best Of Crossing Borders||As I’ve featured Latin American entrepreneurs over the last 24 episodes I’ve learned more than anyone. The insights these guys and gals have are extremely helpful to anyone who’s looking to start their own company or grow an existing one. I...||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 24 Jonathan Nelson, How the Serving Leader Empowers Startups and Changes Communities||There are many roads to Silicon Valley, but you’ll likely not hear one as unusual as the one my guest today took. Jonathan Nelson started out as the son of missionaries in Honduras and Costa Rica and learned the role of a serving leader by watching...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23 Marco de Mello, Building a Digital Security Company in Brazil that Serves The World||Digital security is a problem globally, not just in the more highly developed countries of the world. My guest today is Marco de Mello, a startup founder from Brazil who has built one of the most successful mobile app security companies in the world....||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22 Greg Mitchell, Funding Startup Business in Peru and Regionally in Latin America||Most American investors don’t immediately think of putting their money to work in a place like Peru. But business in Peru is growing exponentially and the startup ecosystem is one of the places some of the greatest gains are being made. Greg...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 21 Rocio Fonseca, Empowering Female Entrepreneurs and Startups in Latin America||No matter where you live in the world, it can be difficult for female entrepreneurs to succeed, but in Latin America it's especially true. In this episode of Crossing Borders, I speak with Rocio Fonseca, Executive Director of Start-Up Chile. We talk...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20 Thomas Allier, The Startup Growth Curve of a Latin American Travel Search Company||Every startup has a growth curve. It looks different for each company depending on many factors, but my guest on this episode says founders need to push their company through its growth curve as fast as possible. Thomas Allier left his home in Paris...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 19 Andres Barreto, International Business Strategy That Cuts Cost and Increases Profit||The term International Business Strategy is typically used to describe U.S. or Western companies looking to maximize profits through offshoring or outsourcing, or extending their sales into foreign markets. But Andres Barreto is doing things in the...||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 18 Guimar Vaca Sittic, Building and Investing in International Online Marketplaces||With the success of companies like Amazon, it’s easy to think that new online marketplaces are not going to work out very well, but my guest on this episode has demonstrated over and over that it’s simply not the case. Guimar Vaca Sittic is an...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 17 Codie Sanchez, Championing Diversity and Encouraging Investment in Latin America||Codie Sanchez is not your ordinary financial expert. She started out as a journalist, writing about human trafficking and abuses going on just over the southern border of the U.S. That is, until she wrote her last story about the abandoned women of...||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16 Santiago Zavala, Investing in Latin American Startups||Investing in Latin American startups is not the first thing that was on Santiago Zavala’s radar growing up. Even though he grew up in a home where his father was working in tech from the early days of the internet, Santiago wasn’t drawn to the...||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 15 Brian Requarth, Building THE Online Portal for Real Estate in Brazil||Can you imagine what it would be like to be from the US, but trying to build a successful company in Latin America? My guest on this episode did exactly that. Brian Requarth took advantage of his season in life as a young guy who’d just...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 14 Sebastian Vidal, Building a Powerful Startup Accelerator in Puerto Rico||It’s always exciting when I get to sit down with someone like Sebastian Vidal. In his experience working as part of the Startup Chile team and now as the leader of Parallel18, a startup accelerator based in Puerto Rico he’s been part of the launch..||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 13 Jason Grullón, Building a Successful Sustainable Clothing Brand in the Dominican Republic||The mindset of many entrepreneurs has transitioned from profit-first to responsibility first, and it’s a good thing. In a competitive space like the world of fashion, it may not seem that building a successful sustainable clothing brand is the...||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #12 Federico Vega, Transforming Transport Logistics in Latin America||Anytime you have an item that you need to send from here to there you enter the world of transport logistics. It may seem as simple as calling UPS or FedEx, but there’s a lot more that goes into it for the companies that provide the service. And...||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 11 Alejandro Freund, Pioneering Ecommerce in Latin America||Many people who do business in the United States don’t realize that there are burgeoning and viable markets in Latin America. After being educated outside the country, my guest, Alejandro Freund saw that his homeland of Ecuador was ripe to become...||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 10 Patricio Williams Becú, Investing in Latin America Through Funding Farmers||It sometimes feels like investing in Latin America is a secret that U.S. Investors don’t know about. There are so many great companies and talented entrepreneurs in the Southern Hemisphere who are doing great things - not only in business but also...||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 9 Diego Saez-Gil: Smart Luggage To Make Travel Easy and Enjoyable||Have you heard of smart luggage? It may not sound like something you need but wait until you hear what it can do to make your travel more enjoyable and effortless. Connecting luggage to an app and building out the hardware to integrate the two has...||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 8: Nathan Klarer||Preventing Mining Accidents with Wearables||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 7: Nora Leary||Launchway Media||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Jose "Caya" Cayasso||Cofounder and CEO, Slidebean||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 5: Devin Baptiste||GroupRaise: The tastiest way to change the world||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 4: David Assael and David Basulto, Archdaily||Hello and welcome to Crossing Borders with Nathan Lustig, where I interview entrepreneurs doing startups across borders and the investors who support them, with a focus on companies that have some relationship to Latin American. My guests today...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 3: Nicolas Shea||Teacher, entrepreneur, philanthropist, president?||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 2: Adrian Fisher||Founder and CEO, PropertySimple||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp1: Crossing Borders - David Lloyd||The Intern Group||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I’m loving the concept of this podcast. Nathan is a terrific host and his guests are inspiring and entertaining. I really enjoy hearing their stories. Great work Nathan!
Fantastic Podcast for Globally Minded Professionals!
I am loving this Podcast! I often listen to other entrepreneur-focused podcasts like Tim Ferriss and How I Built This, but have hoped for one that featured founders and businesses in their earlier to mid stages of growth. This combines that with a very
interesting perspective on the global tech and start-up scene. I definitely recommend for anyone interested in early stage companies, venture investing, working/living abroad, etc.
Great content and insightful conversations !
Thanks for sharing these great stories, amazing content and one of its kind in LatAm ! Thanks for inspiring!