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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 31, 2017

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.

Today's guest is Nicolas Shea, a chilean entrepreneur, philanthropist and now a presidential candidate running for Chile's presidency.
 
Nicolas has been a teacher, started nonprofits, worked in government and built businesses that have expanded across Latin America. He cofounded Eclass, one of Latin America's largest education companies, and was the cofounder of Start-Up Chile, an innovative program that gave foreign entrepreneurs visas and equity free grants to move to chile, kickstarting the chilean entrepreneurial ecosystem. IT's also where I met Nicolas almost seven years ago.
 
After startup Chile, he cofounded Cumplo, a peer to peer lending platform that helps businesses access credit more quickly and at better rates than the traditional banking system does. Cumplo has now helped 800+ businesses with more than $200M in loans.
 
Subsequently Nicolas took a step back from Cumplo to cofound Todos, a Chilean citizen powered political party, and is now currently running for Chile's President.