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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, 2021

Maribel Dominguez, Círculo de Belleza: Building a vertical marketplace to supply the professional beauty industry, Ep 150

After graduating from university in the US in 2009 at the height of the financial crisis, Maribel Dominguez decided to move back to her native Mexico until the economy got better. While she was...

Aug 26, 2021

Greatest Hits Episode: Matías Rivera, Building Businesses and Replanting Patagonian Trees, Ep 149

​​For this week’s episode of Crossing Borders, we’re revisiting one of our greatest hits episodes featuring Fanatiz’ Matías Rivera.


What do Start-Up Chile, the Copa Libertadores, and Latin America’s largest...

Aug 13, 2021

Benjamin Labra, Houm: Streamlining the Real Estate industry in Latin America, Ep 148


Latin America’s real estate market is opaque, broken and bureaucratic. The home buying process in the region can take up to a year, and even just renting an apartment requires having another property as collateral in some countries....

Aug 3, 2021

​​Nico Barawid, Casai: Providing Consistently High-Quality Hospitality in Mexico, Ep 147


In Mexico, the hospitality industry is the third-highest contributor to GDP. Therefore, when COVID-19 initially shut tourists out of the country and forced many hotels to close down, the Mexican economy was hit relatively...