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Crossing Borders with Nathan Lustig

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.

May 11, 2021

Bismarck Lepe, Wizeline: Building world class startups from Mexico and Silicon Valley , Ep 141

 

Bismarck Lepe was part of the first batch of entrepreneurs to leave Google, ready to take the world by storm. And that he did. His first startup was Ooyala, an online video platform company that he built from zero to a...


May 4, 2021

David Poritz, Credijusto: Helping SMEs grow in Latin America, Ep 140

According to David Poritz, over six million SMEs in Mexico have historically lacked access to credit. That’s one of the reasons why in 2015, David decided to build Credijusto, a tech-enabled lender for SMEs in Mexico.

 

David has always been a...


Apr 22, 2021

Maria Fujihara, Sinai Technologies: Helping corporations mitigate climate change through decarbonization software, Ep 139

 

Maria Fujihara firmly believes in the power of the private sector to be a key piece in combating climate change. After a successful career in Brazil’s Green Building Council, Maria decided that...


Apr 12, 2021

Agustin Feuerhake, Fintual: Redefining what it means to invest in Latin America, Ep 138

For retail investors in Latin America, the options to invest are limited. This space is often dominated by traditional banks that charge very high fees and involve processes that are quite complex for non-experts. 

 

As co-founder...


Mar 23, 2021

Jose Miguel Cortes, Fondo de Fondos: Supporting the venture capital industry in Mexico and Latin America, Ep 137

 

A fund of funds raises capital from different investors to invest in Venture Capital or Private Equity funds. These investors –mostly institutional– pick funds of funds so that they can trust a...