This episode is all about fintech funding! Latin America’s fintech companies are growing and getting funding is an on-going challenge for all startups in the region, so I wanted to get a VC’s perspective about funding. And I invited Guy Hartstein a VC analyst from Recharge Capital, LP backed fund with a strong focus in emerging markets. He told me about the exciting fintech trends in the region, how valuations are different in LatAm compared to the US and what he looks for in a company before making a deal. =========== Let’s keep EMT…Read More
This episode is all about Brazil’s fintech sector
What happens when you mix digital readiness, a robust financial regulation and the Brazilian entrepreneurial spirit?
You get a booming fintech sector!
Uruguay’s current government has been pushing for financial inclusion and putting in place new banking laws that support the use of electronic payments, among other measures.Read More
Chile’s biggest challenge for the banking sector and specially for FinTechs is to make people move their money from “under the mattress” to a bank. Being innovative with disruptive solutions is a game changer for Chilean FinTechs.Read More
Argentina has a very different economic history than its neighboring countries like Brazil. The Argentinian banking industry is broken and more FinTech startups are challenging the status quo, despite many hurdles.Read More
Just behind Brazil and Mexico, Colombia has become very attractive for FinTechs. The growth rate of the Colombia FinTech industry has reached 60% in 2019 (20% more than the regional average).Read More
Mexico’s FinTech landscape is as diverse as Brazil’s, with the payments & remittances sector as the biggest, followed by consumer lending in the number of FinTechRead More
Latin America FinTech series – To understand the future of Brazil’s FinTech landscape we need to look at the present situation.Read More
Latin America FinTech Series –
Unlocking credit for millions would be essential for Brazil’s economy. So, how does a FinTech do this when most of clients don’t even have a credit history to begin with?Read More
Two years is a long time for technology development. Back in 2015, several home-grown mobile payment apps were taking off. Still, none of the big players was showing a real interest in the country. Fast forward two years and the mobile payments landscape is very different. The major players are betting big on Brazil: Samsung Pay arrived in 2015, and Google Pay was launched in October 2017. Now, Android Pay finally arrived in Brazil too. It operates with near-field communication (NFC) technology, the same way Samsung Pay and Google Pay…Read More