Ep 2: Crossing Borders Adrian Fisher, PropertySimple

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 guest for episode 2 is my friend Adrian Fisher, CEO and Founder of PropertySimple, a real estate technology company with offices in Santiago, Chile and the United States. I’ve known Adrian for about five years now and PropertySimple was our first investment at Magma Partners back in 2014.

Adrian and I cover his journey from Scottsdale, Arizona to Argentina, Chile and then back to the United States, during which he learned to program, built technology for some of the biggest companies in the world with a 30 person outsourcing team based in Mendoza, Argentina and transitioned from a services company into a product company.

In 2011, Adrian was part of Startup Chile‘s first round, where he and his team built multiple real estate technology businesses including a rental payments system, a mortgage originator and more.

We’ll also talk about Adrian’s experience launching a product in Latin America and then transitioning to the US market and the strategies he has used for building a successful technology business from Latin America that targets the US market.

PropertySimple just closed a financing round of $3M from US investors and is growing it’s team in Chile and the US while scaling sales in the United States. I really enjoyed this conversation, so let’s jump right in!

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Ep 1: Crossing Borders David Lloyd, Intern Group

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. This is the first episode of what will be a weekly podcast.

My first guest is David Lloyd, cofounder and CEO of The Intern Group, an education company that has helped more than 5000 students from more than 125 countries around the world find top internships abroad.
We’ll talk about how David left his job at a city of London investment bank to start The Intern Group, how he came up with the idea, started the ball rolling, and his journey to build The Intern Group into a global powerhouse with more than 30,000 applications for the Intern Group Program and more than 2,000 participants in 2016.
We’ll also cover the strategies his team uses to work globally from offices in 12 different countries around the world and some of the advantages of running a global business with operations in Latin America.
David and I first met back in 2011 on the soccer field in Santiago, Chile and have been great friends ever since. I really enjoyed our conversation and hope you will to.

If you liked this podcast, please subscribe and leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher and check out the first five episodes with other top entrepreneurs doing business in Latin America.