Nathan Lustig

Albert Santalo, 8base: Building the Software of the Future, Ep 110

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: 

  • [1:25] – About 8base
  • [2:50] – Albert’s background
  • [4:30] – Finding his calling
  • [5:48] – Taking the leap
  • [7:38] – Transforming a creature of logic
  • [11:12] – 9/11, the dotcom bubble, & 2008 financial crisis
  • [13:44] – CareCloud
  • [15:10] – Lessons learned from first two companies
  • [16:10] – Why 8base?
  • [18:20] – A typical 8base client
  • [20:20] – Building a startup in Florida
  • [21:23] – Remote work post-COVID-19
  • [23:26] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [24:33] – Advice to Albert’s younger self
  • [26:35] – What’s next for 8base?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Ángel Sahagún, Albo: Bringing Financial Inclusion to Mexico’s Underbanked, Ep 109

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:

  • [1:20] – About Albo 
  • [4:20] – Yucatan ecosystem 
  • [5:50] – Ángel’s first fintech startup 
  • [7:58] – Investing in Mis Rentas
  • [8:56] – Why fintech?
  • [10:40] – Albo’s clients
  • [13:04] – Market overview in Mexico
  • [14:51] – Daily challenges of Albo clients
  • [16:30] – Closing an investment round
  • [18:46] – Raising globally and investing locally
  • [20:58] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [22:26] – Advice to Ángel’s younger self
  • [22:50] – What’s next for Albo?

It’s been a pleasure to get to know Ángel while supporting him via Magma’s investment in 2018.

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Laura Mendoza, Unima: Developing Low-Cost Diagnostics for 3 Billion People, Ep 108

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:

  • [1:21] – About Laura and Unima
  • [3:12] – Benefits of low-cost diagnostics
  • [5:22] – Becoming an entrepreneur
  • [8:25] – Founding her first company
  • [11:44] – On tech transfers
  • [14:31] – Reaction of family and friends
  • [16:20] – Pivoting at Mass Challenge
  • [20:13] – Human health as a business
  • [22:52] – Raising money in LatAm 
  • [25:24] – Building a COVID-19 test
  • [29:00] – Recommended books, blogs, & podcasts
  • [31:27] – Advice to Laura’s younger self
  • [33:02] – What’s next for Unima?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Maya Dadoo, Worky: Revolutionizing the HR Industry for Mexican SMEs, Ep 107

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:

  • [1:12] – About Worky
  • [2:23] – Reality of SMEs in Latam
  • [5:52] – First experience in tech
  • [8:58] – From corporate to CEO
  • [10:30] – Choosing HR tech
  • [13:05] – insights on the Mexican HR market
  • [15:24] – Payroll loans market 
  • [20:30] – Reacting to COVID-19
  • [23:04] – Worky’s fundraising journey
  • [25:30] – Recommendations on books, blogs, or podcasts
  • [25:57] – What’s next for Worky?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.