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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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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.

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Ep 29 Brenna Loury, Working Remotely Across Borders

In this episode, I reconnected with my friend Brenna Loury, one of the original founding team members of Start-Up Chile, and the current head of marketing and PR at Doist to talk about her experience of learning a new job in a new country, the challenges and rewards of working across borders, and how she helped bootstrap a tech startup that now has more than 13,000,000 users worldwide.   

Brenna shares how her company now manages more than 50 employees in 20 countries, all of them working 100% remotely. She offers tips on how to best position your company to start working remotely, mistakes startups should avoid when pitching ideas or raising funds and a formula for hiring top-notch employees. The conversation is packed with useful information and inspiring stories you don’t want to miss!


Greatest Hits Episode: Pedro Pablo del Campo: Building Bridges Between Latin America & the USA, Ep 206

Pedro del Campo Crossing Borders

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Outline of this episode

  • [1:59] – Where are you working in Austin?
  • [2:27] – Pedro Pablo’s childhood in Punta Arenas and Santiago
  • [4:04] – Did traveling at a young age impact your perspective on the world?
  • [6:32] – Studying business in Chile
  • [7:07] – What was your first experience with an earlier-stage company?
  • [9:35] – What were some of the biggest takeaways from your time at Late?
  • [10:28] – What did you do after Late?
  • [12:40] – Doing business in New York vs. Chile
  • [15:11] – Why did you go back to Chile after New York and what did you end up doing there?
  • [17:44] – Why “boring” businesses are a good investment
  • [21:02] – How did you end up in Austin?
  • [26:24] – How did you create your own role at Techstars?
  • [31:42] – Biggest lessons from working at Techstars
  • [35:50] – How to motivate corporations to pay attention to entrepreneurship without using fear
  • [40:36] – On Falabella’s acquisition of Linio
  • [43:54] – What are some of your favorite books, blogs, podcasts, or documentaries you would like to recommend?
  • [46:30] – Pedro Pablo’s advice to his younger self
  • [47:18] –  What are you most excited about working on to help entrepreneurs in LatAm with Magma over the next 6-12 months?

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