Nathan Lustig

Javier García, Femsa: Creating opportunities to collaborate with the best startups in Latin America, Ep 128

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

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Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [1:41] – About FEMSA
  • [7:30] – Mechanical engineering in Monterrey
  • [11:55] – FEMSA’s investment strategy
  • [23:52] – Recommendations for working with big companies
  • [29:38] – Lessons learned from collaborating with startups
  • [36:24] – Advice to Javier’s younger self
  • [38:16] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [42:11] – What’s next for Javier and FEMSA ventures?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Manuel Olguín, Keynua: Bringing E-signatures to the Latin American market, Ep 127

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

Subscribe to the LatamList Weekly newsletter to get updated on the week’s top tech news and stories from the region.

Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode

  • [1:18] – About Keynua’s solution
  • [6:35] – Manuel’s nomadic upbringing
  • [7:20] – A serial entrepreneur 
  • [8:38] – Lessons learned from his first ventures
  • [9:39] – Why Cinepapaya?
  • [11:14] – Pivoting due to competition
  • [13:26] – Building a business in Latam in 2012
  • [15:23] – Cinepapaya’s regional expansion
  • [17:47]  – Getting acquired by Fandango
  • [19:55] – Why Keynua?
  • [22:18] – Latam’s notary market
  • [26:00] – The YC experience
  • [27:27] – Getting started with Keynua
  • [29:57] – Advice to Manuel’s younger self
  • [30:56] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [31:46] –  What’s next for Keynua

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Amir Salihefendic, Doist: Best Practices for Remote Teams, Ep 126

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

Subscribe to the LatamList Weekly newsletter to get updated on the week’s top tech news and stories from the region.

Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [2:50] – About Doist
  • [4:09] – Remote work in 2007 
  • [5:10] – Global shift to remote work
  • [7:06] – Best practices of remote work pre-pandemic
  • [10:44] – Importance of asynchronous work 
  • [16:18] – Building a culture remotely
  • [19:40] – Do’s and don’ts of remote work
  • [23:37] – LatAm’s place in a remote-first world 
  • [29:26] – Advice to Amir’s younger self
  • [31:14] – What’s next for Amir and Doist?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Andrea Baba, Fitco: Digitizing the Latin American Fitness Industry, Ep 125

You can now find the full show notes of the Crossing Borders podcast on LatamList.com’s new podcast section. I’ll still post the audio of the podcast on my blog and I’m planning to start writing more again on my blog, like I used to.

Subscribe to the LatamList Weekly newsletter to get updated on the week’s top tech news and stories from the region.

Thanks for listening to Crossing Borders all these years! If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out here, or contact me on social media.

Outline of this episode:

  • [1:50] – About Fitco
  • [2:30] – The entrepreneurial mindset
  • [5:00] – Solving her own problem
  • [6:29] – Focusing on a tech tool
  • [7:49] –  Catalysts of change in the Peruvian ecosystem
  • [12:44] – Techstars Boulder Accelerator
  • [17:46] – Advice for going through an accelerator
  • [21:13] – Responding to the lockdown
  • [24:43] – Being a female founder in Latam vs. the US
  • [27:43] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [28:52] – Advice to Andrea’s younger self
  • [30:23] – What’s next for Fitco?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.