About Finnovista

Finnovista is an innovation and venture development firm. We help transform finance and insurance for the better in collaboration with corporates, startups and entrepreneurs.

We build and operate innovation programs for corporations that empower and leverage the Fintech and Insurtech ecosystems to achieve business results and build new organizational capabilities. Through our startup engagement and accelerations programs, we have helped global leaders such as Visa, BBVA, HSBC or Scotiabank solve big innovation challenges in collaboration with startups.

Based on our 8 years of experience building ecosystems in Latin America and Spain, we have created the ultimate innovation model. The Unleash Framework helps corporates achieve tangible results and create new business in finance and insurance. Through this model, we leverage the power of innovation ecosystems to help corporates identify growth opportunities, co-create value and solutions with startups and build scalable ventures that generate future growth engines.

Finnovista has consolidated a finance innovation ecosystem in Latin America and Spain where more than 25,000 innovators, entrepreneurs and experts exchange knowledge and connections. Through our Summits & Insights practice, we organize FINNOSUMMIT, the annual innovation gathering and publish the most referenced Fintech and Insurtech reports in Spanish speaking markets.

Finnovista is part of the Rainmaking family, the global innovation firm and creators of Startupbootcamp.

History of Finnovista

Born seven years ago, Finnovista aims to change the world of finance through innovation. Over the years, there have been thousands of innovators from all over Latin America and Spain, living their entrepreneurial adventures side by side and being part of the wave of digital transformation that has radically transformed financial services worldwide.

Collaboration and the search of connection nodes has always been part of the Finnovista’s DNA. Its network has grown progressively aiming at identifying people, teams and organizations that can help empower their initiatives and nurture the transformation of the, firstly, financial industry, and other industries afterwards.

As part of this journey, in 2015 the Finnovista team, led by Fermin Bueno and Andres Fontao, got in touch with Rainmaking, a corporate innovation and ventured developement international company, that was directed by Carsten Kolbek.

From the beginning, the interest to achieve a significant and tangible impact throught the entrepreneurial potential joined these two companies and only months after both of them were collaborating to launch the acceleration and scale Startupbootcamp programs.

The collaboration between the two companies proved that they shared more than a program in common. Their values, culture and vision about how to propel innovation in Fintech, Insurtech and other industries help them to go ahead and the two companies created a joint venture in 2016, Finnovista Frontier Ltd., aiming to strengthen their commitment. This joint venture executes all the activities of Finnovista in Mexico, Spain and Latin American countries.

2020 has proven to be a year full of uncertainties like the ones we use to deal with while delivering innovation activities. However, we think that our collaboration and the amazing team that is part of this joint adventure will help us explore all the potential of entrepreneurship and transform it into a reliable impact that can change the world for the better.

Team

Fermin Bueno

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Finnovista

Andres Fontao

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Finnovista

Franco Boggino

Events & Research Director, Finnovista

Elena Cruz

Chief Operating Officer, Finnovista

Alejandro Quiroz

Marketing & Communication Director, Finnovista

Claudia Medel

Finance and Administration Manager, Finnovista

Zac Thomas

Portfolio Development Manager, Finnovista

Gonzalo Sánchez

Innovation Manager, Finnovista

Graciela Herrera

Innovation Analyst, Finnovista

Adriana Baca

Jr Marketing Manager, Finnovista

Clients

LOGO-VISA
LOGO-BBVA
LOGO-SCOTIABANK
LOGO-HSBC
LOGO-SANTANDER

LOGO-CITYBANAMEX
LOGO-BANREGIO
LOGO-GENTERA
LOGO-BANCO-AZTECA
LOGO-AXA

LOGO-IGNIA
LOGO-LATINIA
LOGO-EY
LOGO-DELOITTE
LOGO-ACCENTURE
LOGO-IDB
LOGO-IFC

Work with us

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Our culture defines us. For you to find out more about how it is to work at Finnovista and Rainmaking, we would like to invite you to read our Culture Book.