Crossing Borders: Nicolas Shea, Ep 3

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.

Today’s guest is Nicolas Shea, a Chilean entrepreneur, philanthropist, and now a presidential candidate running for Chile’s presidency.

Nicolas has been a teacher, started nonprofits, worked in government, and built businesses that have expanded across Latin America. He cofounded eclass, one of Latin America’s largest education companies, and was the co-founder of Start-Up Chile, an innovative program that gave foreign entrepreneurs visas and equity-free grants to move to Chile, kickstarting the Chilean entrepreneurial ecosystem. It’s also where I met Nicolas almost seven years ago.

After Start-Up Chile, he cofounded Cumplo, a peer-to-peer lending platform that helps businesses access credit more quickly and at better rates than the traditional banking system does. Cumplo has now helped 800+ businesses with more than $200M in loans.

Subsequently, Nicolas took a step back from Cumplo to cofound Todos, a Chilean citizen-powered political party and is now currently running for Chile’s President.

So lets get started and jump right in!

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  1. Nathan – in your “Ep 3: Crossing Borders Nicolas Shea” there is no sound after ~ 14:00 min, same on your Sticher website 🙁

    1. Hi, thanks for commenting. I just checked the master file, libsyn and stitcher and I can hear sound during the episode…there might have been a streaming/download issue overnight but as of now that I just checked it seems to be working. Can you double check and let me know if its still not playing for you after 14:00?

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