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.
My guests today are chilean entrepreneurs David
and David Assael
, the cofounders of Archdaily
largest architecture website in English, Spanish, Portuguese and
Chinese in the world.
Based out of Santiago, Chile and 100% bootstrapped, the two
Davids have built a truly world class business on their own terms
the way they wanted to from their base in Santiago.
We talk about their story of how they started Plataforma Arquitectura
, their original website, while
they were still architecture students in Santiago and how they've
grown the business to four languages, millions of monthly unique
visitors , three million Facebook fans and over 80 employees based
in six countries.
More importantly, ArchDaily has changed thousands of
architects lives from around the world by showcasing them to
potential clients, fans and partners when traditional media had
previously failed. David and David were the first Chilean
entrepreneurs I met when I came to Chile in 2010 for startup chile
and I'm excited to be able to share their story with more people.
So let's get started!