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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.

Latest Episodes

Andrea Baba, FitCo: Digitizing Fitness Centers in Latin America, Ep 125

I sat down with Andrea to talk about how she combined her passion for fitness and her background in finance to start Fitco in Peru’s budding startup ecosystem. We also discuss their experience at Techstars’ Boulder Accelerator as the first LatAm startup to be accepted into the program and how Fitco has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 min3 d ago
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Andrea Baba, FitCo: Digitizing Fitness Centers in Latin America, Ep 125

Mariana Castillo, Ben & Frank: Direct-to-Consumer Eyewear for the Mexican Market, Ep 124

I sat down with Mariana to talk about why an internship at ALLVP played a key role in her decision to become an entrepreneur, the lessons she learned from working at Mexico’s Central Bank, and the insights she’s gained about the direct-to-consumer category in Latam; from building a brand to fundraising. And lastly, Mariana shares advice on how to remove biases in the ecosystem to empower female founders.

31 min1 w ago
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Mariana Castillo, Ben & Frank: Direct-to-Consumer Eyewear for the Mexican Market, Ep 124

Claire Díaz-Ortiz, Magma Partners: Investing in Latin American Female Founders, Ep 123

I sat down with Claire to officially welcome her on the team and talk about the importance of investing in women and doing business in emerging markets. We touch on topics of privilege and the biases that exist in the world that are reflected in the venture capital industry. We also discuss Claire’s career trajectory, from starting a nonprofit organization in an orphanage in Kenya, to becoming one of Twitter’s early employees and famously ‘getting the Pope on Twitter’.

31 min2 w ago
Comments
Claire Díaz-Ortiz, Magma Partners: Investing in Latin American Female Founders, Ep 123

Dan Green, Gunderson Dettmer: Legal Structures for Startups in Latin America, Ep 122

I sat down with Dan to talk about how his trip to Latin America during his 20s inspired him to focus on building a bridge between Silicon Valley and the region, supporting top-level entrepreneurs like the current founders of Cornershop. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different corporate structures for entrepreneurs starting their own business.

26 min3 w ago
Comments
Dan Green, Gunderson Dettmer: Legal Structures for Startups in Latin America, Ep 122

Mandeep Rai, The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership, Ep 121

I sit down with Mandeep to talk about how a short trip to Latin America served as inspiration for her international best-selling book. We also discuss the impact of value-driven businesses and how startup founders and investors can see eye to eye in terms of the values that they look for in the other.

28 minSEP 29
Comments
Mandeep Rai, The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership, Ep 121

Santiago Pineda, Mensajeros Urbanos: Transforming Latin America’s Last-Mile Delivery Industry, Ep 120

I sat down with Santiago to talk about his early entrepreneurial beginnings, followed by his experience founding a stock simulator with his brother, to eventually joining Mensajeros Urbanos. We also discuss the opportunity that the last-mile logistics industry represents in Latam and Santiago identifies Mensajeros Urbanos’ inflection points.

24 minSEP 22
Comments
Santiago Pineda, Mensajeros Urbanos: Transforming Latin America’s Last-Mile Delivery Industry, Ep 120

Matías Muchnick, NotCo: Building The Future of Food From Chile, Ep 119

I sat down with Matías to talk about his experience in the investment banking world, starting a vegan food startup in 2012 and, ultimately, his decision to leave the company. We also discuss his transformative experience in the US where he connected with his current co-founders, then getting accepted into IndieBio, and eventually raising money from Kaszek Ventures and Jeff Bezos. Matías also talks about his most recent round of funding and preparations for launching in the US.

38 minSEP 17
Comments
Matías Muchnick, NotCo: Building The Future of Food From Chile, Ep 119

Gustavo Guida, Alloy Card: Starting Companies in Brazil since 2000, Ep 118

I sat down with Gustavo to talk about his experience starting a company in Brazil’s tech bubble, then merging with Buscapé, and getting acquired by Naspers. We also discuss his decision to continue starting companies after his first exit, and why he chose to launch Alloy Card in the US first.

30 minSEP 8
Comments
Gustavo Guida, Alloy Card: Starting Companies in Brazil since 2000, Ep 118

Christine Kenna, IGNIA: Building the Foundation of Mexico’s Venture Capital Industry, Ep 117

I sat down with Christine to talk about how she ended up in Latin America and how her perception of venture capital completely changed when she started working at IGNIA. We also discuss how the industry in Latin America has changed since she arrived in 2006, and the benefits of being a woman in the venture capital and tech industries.

25 minSEP 1
Comments
Christine Kenna, IGNIA: Building the Foundation of Mexico’s Venture Capital Industry, Ep 117

Deepak Chhugani, Nuvocargo: Using software to modernize trade between Mexico and USA, Ep 116

In this episode, Deepak shares stories about growing up in Ecuador as an Indian immigrant, his experience in investment banking in the US and Latin America, and the reason for pivoting into Nuvocargo after going through YCombinator. We also delve deep into the complexity of carrying out international trade and how Nuvocargo’s solution helps to streamline those processes

37 minAUG 25
Comments
Deepak Chhugani, Nuvocargo: Using software to modernize trade between Mexico and USA, Ep 116

Latest Episodes

Andrea Baba, FitCo: Digitizing Fitness Centers in Latin America, Ep 125

I sat down with Andrea to talk about how she combined her passion for fitness and her background in finance to start Fitco in Peru’s budding startup ecosystem. We also discuss their experience at Techstars’ Boulder Accelerator as the first LatAm startup to be accepted into the program and how Fitco has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 min3 d ago
Comments
Andrea Baba, FitCo: Digitizing Fitness Centers in Latin America, Ep 125

Mariana Castillo, Ben & Frank: Direct-to-Consumer Eyewear for the Mexican Market, Ep 124

I sat down with Mariana to talk about why an internship at ALLVP played a key role in her decision to become an entrepreneur, the lessons she learned from working at Mexico’s Central Bank, and the insights she’s gained about the direct-to-consumer category in Latam; from building a brand to fundraising. And lastly, Mariana shares advice on how to remove biases in the ecosystem to empower female founders.

31 min1 w ago
Comments
Mariana Castillo, Ben & Frank: Direct-to-Consumer Eyewear for the Mexican Market, Ep 124

Claire Díaz-Ortiz, Magma Partners: Investing in Latin American Female Founders, Ep 123

I sat down with Claire to officially welcome her on the team and talk about the importance of investing in women and doing business in emerging markets. We touch on topics of privilege and the biases that exist in the world that are reflected in the venture capital industry. We also discuss Claire’s career trajectory, from starting a nonprofit organization in an orphanage in Kenya, to becoming one of Twitter’s early employees and famously ‘getting the Pope on Twitter’.

31 min2 w ago
Comments
Claire Díaz-Ortiz, Magma Partners: Investing in Latin American Female Founders, Ep 123

Dan Green, Gunderson Dettmer: Legal Structures for Startups in Latin America, Ep 122

I sat down with Dan to talk about how his trip to Latin America during his 20s inspired him to focus on building a bridge between Silicon Valley and the region, supporting top-level entrepreneurs like the current founders of Cornershop. We also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different corporate structures for entrepreneurs starting their own business.

26 min3 w ago
Comments
Dan Green, Gunderson Dettmer: Legal Structures for Startups in Latin America, Ep 122

Mandeep Rai, The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership, Ep 121

I sit down with Mandeep to talk about how a short trip to Latin America served as inspiration for her international best-selling book. We also discuss the impact of value-driven businesses and how startup founders and investors can see eye to eye in terms of the values that they look for in the other.

28 minSEP 29
Comments
Mandeep Rai, The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership, Ep 121

Santiago Pineda, Mensajeros Urbanos: Transforming Latin America’s Last-Mile Delivery Industry, Ep 120

I sat down with Santiago to talk about his early entrepreneurial beginnings, followed by his experience founding a stock simulator with his brother, to eventually joining Mensajeros Urbanos. We also discuss the opportunity that the last-mile logistics industry represents in Latam and Santiago identifies Mensajeros Urbanos’ inflection points.

24 minSEP 22
Comments
Santiago Pineda, Mensajeros Urbanos: Transforming Latin America’s Last-Mile Delivery Industry, Ep 120

Matías Muchnick, NotCo: Building The Future of Food From Chile, Ep 119

I sat down with Matías to talk about his experience in the investment banking world, starting a vegan food startup in 2012 and, ultimately, his decision to leave the company. We also discuss his transformative experience in the US where he connected with his current co-founders, then getting accepted into IndieBio, and eventually raising money from Kaszek Ventures and Jeff Bezos. Matías also talks about his most recent round of funding and preparations for launching in the US.

38 minSEP 17
Comments
Matías Muchnick, NotCo: Building The Future of Food From Chile, Ep 119

Gustavo Guida, Alloy Card: Starting Companies in Brazil since 2000, Ep 118

I sat down with Gustavo to talk about his experience starting a company in Brazil’s tech bubble, then merging with Buscapé, and getting acquired by Naspers. We also discuss his decision to continue starting companies after his first exit, and why he chose to launch Alloy Card in the US first.

30 minSEP 8
Comments
Gustavo Guida, Alloy Card: Starting Companies in Brazil since 2000, Ep 118

Christine Kenna, IGNIA: Building the Foundation of Mexico’s Venture Capital Industry, Ep 117

I sat down with Christine to talk about how she ended up in Latin America and how her perception of venture capital completely changed when she started working at IGNIA. We also discuss how the industry in Latin America has changed since she arrived in 2006, and the benefits of being a woman in the venture capital and tech industries.

25 minSEP 1
Comments
Christine Kenna, IGNIA: Building the Foundation of Mexico’s Venture Capital Industry, Ep 117

Deepak Chhugani, Nuvocargo: Using software to modernize trade between Mexico and USA, Ep 116

In this episode, Deepak shares stories about growing up in Ecuador as an Indian immigrant, his experience in investment banking in the US and Latin America, and the reason for pivoting into Nuvocargo after going through YCombinator. We also delve deep into the complexity of carrying out international trade and how Nuvocargo’s solution helps to streamline those processes

37 minAUG 25
Comments
Deepak Chhugani, Nuvocargo: Using software to modernize trade between Mexico and USA, Ep 116
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