About Finnovista

Finnovista is the leading ecosystem-driven innovation and venture capital firm committed to the development of the Fintech ecosystem and the transformation of finance for the better in Latin America.

In our more than ten years of history we have connected and facilitated the Fintech ecosystem to generate partnerships with the most visionary startups, investors and corporates, having contributed to solve the biggest challenges in finance through the power of entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Fintech entrepreneurs who access our Startupbootcamp accelerator programs, strategic programs and competitions find a direct bridge to grow, scale and approach funding while connecting with corporates, investors and our entire community of innovators.

Finnovista.vc, our investment arm, aims to be the first and most trusted venture capital partner for Fintech entrepreneurs who are committed to building scalable technology companies and becoming the leading digital finance companies on the continent. Through our expertise as the most active Fintech venture capital firm in the region and our positioning as an enabler of Fintech ecosystem-driven innovation, we accompany entrepreneurs on their entrepreneurial journey through pre-seed and seed stage investments.

We also help corporates establish high-valuable partnerships with the most disruptive Fintech startups, having developed hundreds of partnerships between global leaders such as Visa, BBVA, HSBC, Mastercard, Santander and Scotiabank with the most innovative entrepreneurs in the region. In our engagement programmes, financial institutions have been able to solve challenges and generate business value through collaborative innovation with Fintech startups. For those corporates determined to go a step further in their innovation journey, we offer our proven innovation expertise to achieve business results through opportunity mapping, startup pilots and scaling technology solutions, as well as building startups to develop new business models, or investing in the most promising startups in the region through Finnovista.vc.

Finnovista connects and facilitates the Fintech ecosystem through FINNOSUMMIT, the largest Fintech conference in Latin America where entrepreneurs, financial institution executives and the most influential investors, among many other players in the ecosystem, gather to seek, generate and implement new opportunities for the transformation of the industry.

Finnovista also drives the knowledge and development of the Fintech ecosystem in the region through the elaboration of research and periodical reports on the state and latest trends of Fintech innovations, such as Finnovista Fintech Radar and Finnovista Newsletter.

The Finnovista community is made up of more than 35,000 innovators, entrepreneurs and financial industry leaders committed to driving the innovation and Fintech entrepreneurship ecosystem in Latin America to transform finance for the better.

We are part of the Rainmaking family, a global innovation group and the founder of Startupbootcamp

History of Finnovista

In 2012, Finnovista's founders and current Managing Partners —Fermin Bueno and Andres Fontao— decided to start their journey together with the vision that Fintech entrepreneurship and the startup mentality would eventually transform financial services for the better. In March 2013, Finnovista became a reality and we started to strengthen ties with thousands of innovators from all over Latin America and Spain, becoming part of the wave of digital transformation that has radically changed financial services around the world in recent years.

In 2013, we created FINNOSUMMIT, the pioneering conference that brings together on stage Fintech entrepreneurs, banks and investors to discuss the real future of the financial services industry.

That year we also created Latin America’s first Fintech startup competitions, with the help of SWIFT (2013), BBVA (2014-2015) and Visa (2016-2023), among other leading financial corporates. Through these programmes we have identified and leveraged the most transformative emerging startups before they were known to the investment community. The finalists of these programmes are now well-recognised leaders in Fintech such as Fintonic (2013), Kantox (2013), Cumplo (2013), Socure (2014), OpenPay (2015), Increase (2017), Culqi (2018), Zinobe (2019), Yaydoo (2020) or Finerio Connect (2021).

In 2015, we had our first contact with Rainmaking, an European corporate innovation and venture building company led by Carsten Kolbek. From day one, both organizations realized that we were united by the same interest in making a tangible and meaningful impact by leveraging ecosystems and the potential of entrepreneurship. Within a few months we started cooperating on the launch of acceleration and scale programmes under the Startupbootcamp brand that Finnovista operates in Mexico City for Fintech startups.

Soon it was confirmed that both companies shared much more than Startupbootcamp. We shared common values, culture and vision on how to transform industries through innovation and driving ecosystems to create a joint venture in 2016.

2017 was a landmark year for Finnovista, with the launch of the Startupbootcamp Fintech and Startupbootcamp Scale accelerator programs to support pre-seed and seed stage entrepreneurs in Latin America. These programmes had the visionary support of leading firms such as Visa, HSBC, Scotiabank, Gentera, Banregio, EY, Ignia and Latinia.

We also launched our first venture capital fund in 2017 with Finnovista.vc, our investment arm for pre-seed and seed Fintech startups. Between 2017 and 2020 we made 42 investments in the startups in its Startupbootcamp programmes, becoming the most trusted partner for Fintech entrepreneurs and the most active Fintech venture capital investor in Latin America. Over the years, Finnovista.vc has built a portfolio of successful startups, including regional Fintech leaders such as Flink, Dapp, BDEO, Atrato, Prometeo, Contalink, Vexi, Prestanómico, Koibanx and Finerio Connect, among others.

With our firm commitment to the development of the Latin American Fintech ecosystem, in 2016 we open-sourced our knowledge of the ecosystem and started publishing the Finnovista Fintech Radar, a tool that has become a reference report on the state of Fintech for VCs, regulators, governments and corporates in all countries in the region. Since then we have published more than 50 reports thanks to the support of institutions and companies committed to the future of finance, such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Visa, Algorand, Mercado Pago and Mastercard.

The entire Finnovista team, hand in hand with one of the most engaged Fintech communities in transforming finance for the better, will continue over the next decade to foster the development of the ecosystem, collaborative innovation between entrepreneurs and corporates, and investments in disruptive startups in the region.


Fermin Bueno

Co-Founder & Managing Partner


Andrés Fontao

Co-Founder & Managing Partner


Franco Boggino

Events & Research Director, Finnovista

Gonzalo Sánchez

Program & Ecosystem Director


Alejandro Quiroz

Marketing & Communication Director


Mónica González

Events Operations Director


Cristina Hontanilla

Marketing & Communications Director


Claudia Medel

Finance and Administration Manager


Carlos Landaverde

Business Development & Intelligence Manager


Jordi Puig

Innovation Manager


Hugo Cardona

Fintech Ecosystem Analyst


María Gutiérrez

Events Operations Analyst


Abril Huicochea

Content Marketing Producer






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