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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.

Aug 31, 2020

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

Christine Kenna could not have predicted that a consulting gig in Mexico City would lead her into building an entire career in investing in Latin America. Although Christine is originally from Palo Alto, she has been working...

Aug 25, 2020

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

Deepak Chhugani’s multicultural background was considered rare and unexpected in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he grew up most of his life. He was born in Kenya to Indian parents who migrated to Ecuador in their late...

Aug 17, 2020

Martin Schrimpff, Zinobe: Supporting Underserved SMEs with Fintech, Ep 115

Almost 20 years ago, after finishing his engineering degree at the University of Edinburgh, Martin Schrimpff jumped at the opportunity to move back to his native Colombia to set up his first software development company with a friend. That...

Aug 11, 2020

Florence Frech, Leal: Bringing Data-Driven Customer Engagement to Latin America, Ep 114

Despite coming from a family of entrepreneurs in El Salvador, Florence Frech hadn’t considered being one herself until she met her current co-founder while completing an MBA in Chicago. Up until that point, she had been building...

Aug 5, 2020

Gonzalo Galindo, Cemex Ventures: Bringing Innovation and Strategic Investments to the Construction Industry, Ep 113

The construction industry is known for being slow to adopt new technologies. However, Gonzalo Galindo seeks to break that barrier and bring innovation to an industry that is commonly considered to be...