Nathan Lustig

Bismarck Lepe, Wizeline: Building innovative end-to-end products worldwide, Ep 141

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:

  • [1:46] – About Wizeline
  • [3:30] – The vision behind the expansion plan
  • [5:10] – Bismarck’s nomadic upbringing
  • [6:38] – On building wealth
  • [8:29] – Entrepreneurship in the media
  • [10:40] – From medicine to startups
  • [13:04] – Leaving Google
  • [14:02] – Lessons learned from starting, building, scaling, and selling a business
  • [16:33] – Advice on dealing with boards
  • [17:54] – The Telstra deal
  • [20:00] – Starting the next company
  • [22:34] – What it takes to be successful
  • [26:25] – Guadalajara’s tech ecosystem 
  • [32:55] – Advice to Bismarck’s younger self
  • [34:25] – Books, blogs, & podcast recommendations
  • [35:20] – What’s next for the companies?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

David Poritz, Credijusto: Bringing financial inclusion to SMEs in Latin America, Ep 140

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:

  • [1:56] – About Credijusto
  • [4:48] – Going into tech with a social sciences background
  • [7:12] – A customer-centric approach
  • [9:02] – SME lending in 2015
  • [11:07] – On getting started
  • [13:09] – Credijusto’s inflection point
  • [15:22] – Growing the team
  • [18:22] – Credijusto and impact investing
  • [21:09] – SME lending space
  • [23:44] – Advice to David’s younger self
  • [25:17] – What’s next for Credijusto?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Maria Fujihara, Sinai Technologies: Mitigating climate change through decarbonization software, Ep 139

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:

  • [1:40] – About Sinai
  • [5:41] – Green Building Council in Brazil
  • [7:52] – Switching sectors
  • [10:26] – Lessons learned from the nonprofit world
  • [13:37] – On raising money with just an idea
  • [16:31] – Advice to entrepreneurs on gatekeeping
  • [18:10] – Choosing a problem you want to solve
  • [22:04] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [23:27] – Advice to Maria’s younger self
  • [24:08] – Next steps for Sinai

Show notes on Latamlist.com.

Agustin Feuerhake, Fintual: Transforming the investment landscape for retail investors in Latin America, Ep 138

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:

  • [1:28] – About Fintual
  • [5:03] – Early signs of a businessman
  • [7:24] – First job as a young professional
  • [8:42] – Getting into QueHambre
  • [10:50] – Major takeaways from QueHambre
  • [12:08] – QueHambre’s blog post series
  • [17:27] – About Platanus 
  • [20:12] – Creating Buda
  • [22:57] – Agustin’s business strategy
  • [24:46] – Criteria for choosing a project
  • [26:18] – The first Chilean company at YC
  • [28:50] – Lessons learned at YC
  • [30:25] – Struggling to raise money in Chile
  • [32:47] – Changing his view on raising money
  • [33:34] – Advice to Agustin’s younger self
  • [34:44] – Books, blogs, and podcast recommendations
  • [36:44] – Platanus’ Demo Day
  • [38:34] – What’s next for Fintual?

Show notes on Latamlist.com.