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Andreessen Horowitz Re-Ups in Addi’s $75M Funding Round

Addi, a fintech and digital commerce startup based in Bogota and Sao Paulo, this week announced new equity funding for $75 million, led by Greycroft with participation from new investors GGV Capital, Citius Capital, and Intersection Growth Partners, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz,… Read More

Personal Finance Products Firm Crediverso to Effectively Serve Hispanic Consumers in the US

Crediverso, the Hispanic-owned personal finance products firm, reveals that it has introduced a bilingual platform and a financial products marketplace tool “to serve the 62M+ Hispanic consumers in the U.S., who are 2-3x more likely to be underbanked than the rest of the population,” according… Read More

Diners Club Extends Partnership with Payments Fintech BPC Across Latin America

Diners Club International has extended its partnership with BPC in Latin America. BPC offers payments, wallets, and banking features via its platform. According to a statement from the company, after selecting BPC’s SmartVista for commerce in Peru, Diners Club has turned to BPC once again… Read More

Volt Execs Welcome Open Banking in Brazil

This week’s launch of Open Banking Excellence’s presence in Brazil could play a key role in the country’s emergence as an open banking stalwart, two executives from instant payments infrastructure provider Volt believe. CEO Tom Greenwood said Banco Central do Brazil has gone farther than… Read More

Mexico’s Credijusto, a Tech-Enabled SME Lender, Partners i2c to Offer Seamless Credit Services

i2c Inc., a provider of virtual payment and banking tech, reveals that it has teamed up with Credijusto, a technology-enabled SME lender in Mexico. Through the partnership, the firms will offer seamless credit services for the nation’s SMBs via the Covalto American Express credit card… Read More

Open Banking Body to Open Brazil Office

Open Banking Excellence (OBE) is opening a center in Brazil to help promote the concept in that country. The launch of OBE Brazil is set for 2 p.m. local time Sept. 1 and features a live session with debates and discussions by experts in the… Read More

Connie Gallippi: Founder and Exec Director at BitGive Reveals that Bitcoin as a Store of Value and Currency Is Highly-Valued in Latin America

Connie Gallippi, Founder and Executive Director at BitGive, a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between practical philanthropic solutions for nonprofit and humanitarian work globally made possible through emerging blockchain technology, recently shared some noteworthy updates with Crowdfund Insider. Established in 2013, BitGive is… Read More

Ximena Alemán: Co-CEO at Prometeo, the LatAm Fintech Leading Open Banking Adoption, Reveals how They’re Enabling Financial Inclusion

Ximena Alemán, Co-CEO at Prometeo, the Latin American (LatAm) Fintech firm that’s leading Open Banking adoption throughout the region, recently shared key industry insights with Crowdfund Insider. Prometeo recently announced the launch of Spark, which is a free-of-cost program for high-potential startups, Fintechs, as well… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Paysafe to Acquire SafetyPay for $441M in All-Cash Deal

Paysafe (NYSE:PSFE), a specialized payments platform, reveals that it has entered an agreement to acquire SafetyPay for $441 million as part of an all-cash deal. SafetyPay is an established payments platform that allows digital commerce transactions through various Open Banking and electronic cash solutions, operating… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Ualá Secures $350M via Series D at $2.45B Valuation

Fintech firm Ualá has secured $350 million in capital at a $2.45 billion valuation. The company’s latest funding round is reportedly the largest private investment round ever for an Argentina-based business. Ualá’s Series D investment round has been co-led by Chinese tech giant Tencent and… Read More

Latin America’s Clara, a Corporate Spend Management Fintech, Introduces New Payment Feature

Clara, the end-to-the-end or comprehensive solution for corporate spend management incorporated a new payment feature to its financial offering, becoming the “most complete” B2B spend control platform in the Mexican market. Through the new product, companies will be able to: Use Clara’s credit line to… Read More

Brazil’s Nubank pumps in $45 mn in yet-to-be-launched neobank Jupiter

Brazil-based Nubank has led a $45 million Series B funding round in yet-to-be-launched Indian neobank Jupiter. Global Founders Capital, Matrix Partners, and Sequoia Capital also participated in the round along with existing investors Addition Ventures, Tanglin VC, 3one4 Capital, Greyhound, and Beenext. Founded by Jitendra… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut to Streamline Cross-Border Payments between US and Mexico with Remittance Corridor

Digital bank Revolut, which offers a financial Super App with 16 million clients globally, reveals that it has simplified cross-border transactions between the US and Mexico with the introduction of its US-Mexico remittance corridor. With this launch, Revolut clients in the US and Mexico are… Read More

Latam: Open Banking Provider Prometeo Allows Access for Startups Free of Charge with Spark

Prometeo, a large open banking platform based in Uruguay, has announced a new program for startups called Spark. The program enables startups, Fintechs, and small businesses access to its infrastructure of banking connections with APIs, free of charge. Prometeo stated that participants will have access… Read More

Trade Finance Platform Focusing on LatAm Market Marco Financial Raises $82 Million

Marco Financial has raised $80 million in seed funding led by Kayyak Ventures while simultaneously received an increased credit line to $100M provided by Arcadia Funds. Additional investors in the seed round and expanded credit facility include Village Global VC, Flexport Ventures, Tresalia Capital, 342 Capital, Struck Capital,… Read More

Fintech focused Mouro Capital Joins Mexico’s Digital Freight Forwarder Nowports $16M Series A

Mouro Capital, a VC fund that’s mainly focused on Fintech companies and related businesses and backed by Banco Santander (BME: SAN), has reportedly joined Mexico’s digital freight forwarder Nowports’ $16 million Series A round. Nowports is notably Mouro Capital’s first investment in the logistics sector, an… Read More

SoftBank Latin American Fund Backs Mercado Bitcoin $200M Series B

Latin American cryptocurrency exchange Mercado Bitcoin today completed a $200 million Series B raise from the SoftBank Latin America Fund, Mercado Bitcoin parent company 2TM Group announced. 2TM Group now has a $2.1 billion valuation. The funds are earmarked for product and technology development along with… Read More

Digital Financial Services Firm Konfio Acquires $125M via Series E Round, including $20M from VEF

Konfio has announced a $125 million Series E round with VEF investing an additional $20 million in the company’s operations. The team at VEF announced on Tuesday (June 22, 2021) a $20 million follow-on investment into Konfio, which is one of Mexico’s leading SME-focused Fintech… Read More

QR Codes in Latin American Digital Banking: 2021 and Beyond

With the growing knowledge and adoption of digital banking, many consumers are still learning about the capabilities of contactless payments due to new perceptions of value, security, and availability, creating an ongoing challenge for merchants. Consumers are seeking out simplicity and instantaneous opportunities more than… Read More

Brazilian Fintech EBANX, a Cross-Border Commerce Platform, Secures $400M from Advent International, Another $30M in Commitments

Brazil-based EBANX, a cross-border commerce platform, recently acquired $400 million in capital from Advent International and another $30 million commitment. The company is now planning an initial public offering (IPO) in the US. Advent has reportedly made strategic investments in Vantiv, Worldpay, Nets, Nexi, Planet,… Read More

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