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September 20 2019 | Admin

Our acceleration program Startupbootcamp FinTech announces its last batch

Startupbootcamp FinTech chooses and announces the 10 startups that will make up the third batch of this acceleration program in Mexico City, the only Startupbootcamp program in Latin America, which is organized and driven by Finnovista. After two successful previous [+]


August 29 2019 | Admin

The 12 finalists of Visa Everywhere Initiative 2019 will participate in an Immersion Program and at FINNOSUMMIT in Miami

A few months Visa Everywhere Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean launched its third edition with the objective of accelerating commercial engagements between Fintech startups, Visa and its clients through Pilot Programs or Proof of Concepts (POCs). Three Challenges [+]


August 29 2019 | Admin

Great announcements this Q3 from Startupbootcamp in Latin America: the acceleration program will hold its Selection Days, and the scale program is looking for the best growth-stage talent

10 great early-stage startups will be selected soon to gather Startupbootcamp Fintech Mexico City’s next batch. Join the conversation using the hashtag “#sbcSelectionDays”! On the other hand, the only scale program in the region, Startupbootcamp Scale Fintech, will visit several [+]


August 01 2019 | Admin

The Fintech ecosystem in Chile grows 49% over the last 18 months and stands as the most mature in the Latin American region

Payments & Remittances remains the leading segment in the country while outstanding growth is observed for both the Enterprise Technologies for Financial Institutions (ETFI) and Enterprise Financial Management (EFM) segments The Fintech ecosystem in Chile records a 49% growth in [+]


July 30 2019 | Admin

24 startups will participate in the Collaborative Innovation Workshops of Visa Everywhere Initiative, where 12 finalists will go on to FINNOSUMMIT Miami by LendIt Fintech

The third edition of the program, Visa Everywhere Initiative, in association with Finnovista in Latin America and the Caribbean, is moving on to the next phase after selecting 24 startups out of over 190 applications to participate in 4 Collaborative [+]


July 30 2019 | Admin

The II batch of Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech ends up with collaborations, funding and triple-digit growth

The six FinTech startups that are part of the second batch of Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech, shared their innovation and growth stories with the entrepreneurship community and the FinTech industry in Monterrey, Mexico City, and Miami.  During their scale-up process in [+]


June 20 2019 | Admin

Visa Everywhere Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean, the perfect storm for collaboration

The third edition of the program Visa Everywhere Initiative, in association with Finnovista, was launched last May. The 2019 edition is a challenge-based program looking to discover and empower growth-stage startups from Latin America and the Caribbean with the capacity [+]


May 27 2019 | Admin

Visa Invites Startups to Revolutionize Digital Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean

Visa announces the two finalist startups of the first Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition, DinDin from Brazil and Mujeres del Pacífico from Chile. This announcement comes at the same time that the Latin American edition of this program starts [+]


May 27 2019 | Admin

The Mexican Fintech ecosystem recovers the leading position in Latin America and approaches nearly 400 Fintech startups

With an 18% growth and around 100 new Fintech startups, Mexico consolidates itself as an undisputed leader in Financial Innovation in Latin America. However, 52% of startups consider that there will be high barriers to entry due to Mexican Fintech [+]

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May 22 2019 | admin

Startupbootcamp FinTech adds Scotiabank to its line-up of corporate partners as they enter into the third acceleration cycle

As part of its innovation strategy and closer cooperation to the financial technological ecosystem, Scotiabank joins Finnovista’s innovation programs  Startupbootcamp Fintech & Startupbootcamp Scale Fintech  in Latin America, as their new corporate partner. This collaboration broadens the scope of Startupbootcamp’s industry initiatives in the search [+]


April 30 2019 | admin

Visa Everywhere Initiative aims to develop pilot programs with startups in Latin America and the Caribbean

Visa is launching the third call in Latin America and the Caribbean of Everywhere Initiative, one of the world’s most dynamic and cooperative innovation programs. This time, the US payment giant will focus on finding growth startups in the region [+]


April 30 2019 | admin

Best FinTech Early- Stage Talent: WANTED

The world’s leading Fintech accelerator is looking for the best FinTech early-stage startups in the region for the third year in a row. This time, the team has scheduled 13 events in Latin America, Madrid and Miami, in order to [+]


April 03 2019 | Admin

Beyond female representation, let’s boost women’s leadership in Fintech

Achieving a greater female presence in Latin American Fintech is an everlasting struggle (and triumph) in the industry. However, only 33% of the Fintech startups in the region have at least one female founder.   Historically, the financial industry has [+]


March 14 2019 | Admin

Colombia’s Fintech ecosystem consolidates its maturity and position as the third largest ecosystem in the region

Colombia strengthens its position as the third largest Fintech ecosystem in Latin America after growing 45% in one year and a half, with 78 new Fintech startups bron, driven mainly by the growth in the following segments: Enterprise Technologies for [+]


March 13 2019 | Admin

Visa Launches First Global Competition Focused on Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition focuses on providing women entrepreneurs with a platform to showcase their ground-breaking solutions In celebration of International Women’s Day, Visa has launched the first Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition. The global program invites [+]


March 01 2019 | admin

HIRING: Marketing & Communications Intern

Position: Full-time  Location: Finnovista Loft. (Roma Norte, Mexico City) Remuneration: MX$7,100/month gross Minimum period: 6 months Background Finnovista is an impact organization that empowers Fintech and Insurtech ecosystems in Latin America and Spain through a collaborative Fintech platform that entails acceleration and scaling programs, [+]

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February 22 2019 | Admin

Mick Simonelli: “You have to be digital now, but if it is the only thing you are doing, you are losing. You also have to be transforming”

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


February 14 2019 | admin

HIRING: Portfolio Management and Development Manager, Startupbootcamp FinTech & Scale

Position: Portfolio Management and Development Manager, Startupbootcamp FinTech & Scale Location: Finnovista LOFT, (Roma Norte, Mexico City) Work Schedule: Full-time Reports to: Director of Industry Partnerships About the position We are hiring an entrepreneurial, high-performing individual to lead the management and development [+]

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February 14 2019 | admin

HIRING: Program Director, Startupbootcamp FinTech Mexico City

Position: Full-time Location: Finnovista Loft, Mexico City Report to: Director of Industry Partnerships Remuneration: Commensurate based on experience We are hiring an entrepreneurial, visionary and high-performing individual to lead our Fintech Acceleration Program: Startupbootcamp Fintech in Mexico City. The Program [+]

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February 08 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: Tesseract, del programa de Startupbootcamp Fintech en Ciudad de México

Here is the pitch of Tesseract, one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Fintech in Mexico City. The startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place [+]


February 08 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: Mensajea, del programa de Startupbootcamp Fintech en Ciudad de México

Here is the pitch of Mensajea, one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Fintech in Mexico City. The startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place [+]


February 05 2019 | Admin

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech anuncia las mejores startups scale-ups de América Latina

The only scale-up program specialized in FinTech in Latin America, picks the 5 startups who will form its second generation. The selected startups will begin their scale process next March 4th, and, over the course of six months, they will [+]


February 05 2019 | Admin

Panel: The good, the bad and the ugly in fundraising

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


February 04 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: Minka Finalista de la competencia FINNOSUMMIT Challenge

Here is the pitch of Minka, one of the finalist startups of Finnosummit Challenge a competition sponsored by Scotiabank whose final took place at the FINNOSUMMIT conference held in Mexico City last September 12-13th.  Minka is the first infrastructure provider for financial services based on blockchain [+]


February 04 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: Covela finalist of the FINNOSUMMIT Challenge competition

Here is the pitch of Covela, one of the finalist startups of Finnosummit Challenge a competition sponsored by Scotiabank whose final took place at the FINNOSUMMIT conference held in Mexico City last September 12-13th.  Covela is the first insurance broker online where SMEs can seek advice, [+]


January 31 2019 | Admin

Rodolfo González: “Financial inclusion is one of the biggest opportunities in financial services in LatAm”

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


January 31 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: Arcus finalist of the FINNOSUMMIT Challenge competition

Here is the pitch of Arcus, one of the finalist startups of Finnosummit Challenge a competition sponsored by Scotiabank whose final took place at the FINNOSUMMIT conference held in Mexico City last September 12-13th.  Arcus is a company offering solutions for the financial and the retail industry [+]


January 31 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: ACNet Finalist of the FINNOSUMMIT Challenge competition

Here is the pitch of ACNet, one of the finalist startups of Finnosummit Challenge a competition sponsored by Scotiabank whose final took place at the FINNOSUMMIT conference held in Mexico City last September 12-13th.  ACNet  is a company developing Tech solutions focused on digitalizing and automatizing [+]


January 30 2019 | Admin

Panel: Investment Readiness

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


January 30 2019 | Admin

Arnaud Collery: “Purpose is the new currency”

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


January 24 2019 | Admin

Alissa Fishbane: “Capture attention, inspire confidence, simplify the decision, and facilitate action. That’s the secret”

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


January 23 2019 | Admin

The four key LatAm Fintech trends for 2019

Reposting article that originally appeared in Iupana where Andrés Fontao, managing partner at Finnovista, identifies the four key areas of LatAm Fintech that are poised for strong growth in 2019 2018 was an exciting year for fintech in Latin America with so many [+]


January 16 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: Konsigue, del programa de Startupbootcamp Fintech en Ciudad de México

Here is the pitch of Konsigue, one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Fintech in Mexico City. The startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place [+]


January 15 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: Flink, del programa de Startupbootcamp Fintech en Ciudad de México

Here is the pitch of Flink, one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Fintech in Mexico City. The startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place past [+]


January 15 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: Finerio, del programa de Startupbootcamp Fintech en Ciudad de México

Here is the pitch of Finerio, one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Fintech in Mexico City. The startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place [+]


January 10 2019 | Admin

FSMEX18: BDEO, del programa de Startupbootcamp Fintech en Ciudad de México

Here is the pitch of BDEO, one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Fintech in Mexico City. The startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place past [+]


January 09 2019 | Admin

Nektarios Liolios: “To innovate you should question how are you doing your work, and improve it. Do things differently”

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


December 26 2018 | Admin

Conversation: Are you serious about innovation?

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


December 26 2018 | Admin

Panel: Collaboration Trifecta

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


December 26 2018 | Admin

FSMEX18: Quotanda, from Startupbootcamp Fintech Scale program in Mexico City

Here is the pitch of Quotanda one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Scale Fintech in Mexico City. The four startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place [+]


December 26 2018 | Admin

FSMEX18: Pagamobil, from Startupbootcamp Fintech Scale program in Mexico City

Here is the pitch of Pagamobil one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Scale Fintech in Mexico City. The four startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place [+]


December 26 2018 | Admin

FSMEX18: Facturedo, from Startupbootcamp Fintech Scale program in Mexico City

Here is the pitch of Facturedo one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Scale Fintech in Mexico City. The four startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place past [+]


December 26 2018 | Admin

FSMEX18: Expediente azul, from Startupbootcamp Fintech Scale program in Mexico City

Here is the pitch of Expediente Azul one of the members of the first cohort of the program Startupbootcamp Scale Fintech in Mexico City. The four startups of this first generation of the program, presented their projects at the FINNOSUMMIT Mexico 2018 edition that took place [+]


December 24 2018 | Admin

Marcelo Lima “Brazil is a market full of problems. And, for an entrepreneur a problem is always an opportunity for innovation”

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


December 23 2018 | Admin

Fireside chat: Data privacy and data ownership

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


December 19 2018 | Fermin Bueno

2019: The new era of collaboration

It’s that time of year when we look back what happened during an exciting 2018 and plan  for the year ahead. At Finnovista, we have been working for 6 years to help create a better world through the transformation of [+]


December 18 2018 | Admin

Rebecca Rathbun “Users want the perfect balance between safety and convenience”

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


December 05 2018 | Admin

Alberto Jiménez “There is a B2B opportunity in LatAm for technologies helping businesses compete in e-commerce”

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


December 04 2018 | Admin

Fireside Chat: Technologies leading the 4th Industrial Revolution

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


November 30 2018 | Admin

Miguel Herrera: “There is a huge and unquestionable necessity for financial inclusion in Latin America and Asia”

This year’s edition of FINNOSUMMIT, the most important Fintech event in latin America, took place on September the 12th and 13th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. Over 1500 investors, entrepreneurs, financial institutions representatives, consultants and high impact [+]


November 30 2018 | admin

HIRING: Ecosystem Coordinator

Position: Full-time Location: Mexico City, Mexico Report to: Country Manager Background Finnovista is an impact organization that empowers Fintech ecosystems in Latin America and Spain through a collaborative Fintech platform that entails acceleration and scaling programs, conferences, hackathons, research, challenges, and [+]

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November 29 2018 | Admin

Fintech grows stronger in Latin America! 6 Latin American ventures amongst the 100 most innovative startups

6 Fintech startups and 4 Latin American countries ranked in the 2018 edition of Fintech100, a collaborative effort between H2 Ventures and KPMG A new edition of the report Fintech100 jointly drafted by KPMG Fintech and the Fintech focused venture [+]


November 14 2018 | admin

Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America positions itself as a genuine launchpad for regional FinTech startups

Nine Fintech startups of the second generation of Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America showcased their innovation story and roadmap in Demo Day | Seven of them announced their launch by end of the year.  The event was attended by 250 [+]

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November 06 2018 | admin

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finnovista release the second edition of the greatest report on Fintech innovations in Latin America | English version

Fintech activity in Latin America strengthens and reaches 18 countries 1166 Fintech startups have been identified, a growth of 66% compared to 2017 The data on the second edition of the study Fintech en América Latina 2018: growth and consolidation [+]


October 30 2018 | admin

Relive the best moments from FINNOSUMMIT in Miami 2018

The second edition of FINNOSUMMIT Miami, the leading Fintech conference and the one with the longest trajectory in Latin America took place on October 4th and 5th. The event brought together nearly 400 players from the Fintech ecosystem during two days, to explore [+]


October 17 2018 | admin

Startupbootcamp Scale achieves triple digital growth in its first generation of Fintech startups

Startupbootcamp Scale Fintech program in Mexico City’s results from the first cohort are thanks to you, our community They say it takes a village.  Normally this saying is used in the context of raising a child.  And if launching a [+]


October 17 2018 | admin

FINNOSUMMIT Mexico’s greatest moments in less than five minutes

Whether you missed it, you want to relive it or you haven’t been there yet, we invite you to watch the video with the best moments of the 5th edition of FINNOSUMMIT in México.The event brought together more than 1000 attendees past [+]


October 17 2018 | Andrés Fontao

Will China Drive Growth in LatAm Fintech?

News broke only a few days ago, Nubank is now worth $4 billion after Tencent’s $180 million investment. A sentence that can be ripped apart and dissected, each of the eleven words of equal importance, whether it’s Nubank’s continued classification [+]


October 11 2018 | admin

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech in Latin America reports final results with triple-digit growth from first cohort

FINNOSUMMIT Miami, the leading Fintech event in Latin America, hosted the four Fintech startups from the first Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech Mexico City program. Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech in Latin America – a project managed by  Finnovista – celebrated the end of its first cohort [+]


October 08 2018 | admin

Latin American Fintech community converges at FINNOSUMMIT Miami

FINNOSUMMIT establishes itself as the most important Fintech conference in the region by bringing together the industry’s most relevant players: startups, financial institutions, and the most influential investors were invited to collaboratively explore the future of financial services in the [+]


October 05 2018 | admin

FINNOSUMMIT demonstrates business innovation in México

Within the conference, the winner of the FINNOSUMMIT Challenge competition was announced: the Mexican startup Tu Identidad. The fifth edition of FINNOSUMMIT in Mexico city took place on September 12th and 13th, establishing itself once again as a benchmark for the [+]


September 17 2018 | admin

Technology in the Blockchain sector is still in a nascent stage | Interview Kelcey Gosserand, Blockchain Evangelist

Only two weeks left until FINNOSUMMIT Miami. On October 4th-5th, the most influential investors, entrepreneurs and industry executives in financial services from across the region will converge in Miami, at the Rubell Family Collection, for an event that will transform the [+]

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September 09 2018 | admin

Is digital identity the new money?  | Interview Ron Shevlin – Cornerstone Advisors

Believe it or not, but FINNOSUMMIT is fast approaching. On October 4th-5th, the most influential investors, entrepreneurs and industry executives in financial services from across the region will converge in Miami, at the Rubell Family Collection, for an event that [+]


September 07 2018 | Admin

Discover the finalist startups of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Latin America 2018

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative in Latin America is coming to an end. After a challenging selection process through which 36 startups were selected amongst the more than 350 startups that had applied, Visa’s Everywhere Initiative has traveled across the Latin American [+]


September 06 2018 | admin

“Digital transformation at the core” | Interview Ignacio (Nacho) Deschamps, Scotiabank

The countdown to FINNOSUMMIT in Mexico has begun. Less than one week before the start of what is already considered the most relevant Fintech event in the region, we do not want you to miss the opportunity to learn about [+]


September 05 2018 | Admin

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative: Aiming to provide startups with the tools to innovate in collaboration with entities

Brazilian startups Cloudwalk and Virtus Pay selected to participate at the final that will be taking place at FINNOSUMMIT Miami On Tuesday September 4, Visa’s Everywhere Initiative arrived in Sao Paulo to hold the competition’s penultimate semifinal. During the event, [+]


August 30 2018 | admin

FINNOSUMMIT Challenge 2018 announces the 10 finalist startups

Next 12 and 13 September FINNOSUMMIT México 2018, the Fintech conference with the largest trajectory in the region will take place. One of the main activities during this event will be FINNOSUMMIT Challenge competition sponsored by Scotiabank that received over 60 applications from startups [+]


August 09 2018 | Admin

Mexico exceeds the barrier of 300 Fintech startups and reinforces its position as the second most important Fintech ecosystem in Latin America

In only 12 months, 125 new Fintech startups have been born in Mexico, strengthening its position as one of the main Fintech ecosystems in the region of Latin America, driven mainly by the growth in the following segments: Enterprise Technologies [+]


July 30 2018 | admin

A total of 36 startups will compete at Visa’s Everywhere Initiative for 12 places in the final at FINNOSUMMIT Miami

The countdown for the last phase of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative program starts today. As we already announced, applications for the 2018 edition of this competition organized with Finnovista closed past June the 22nd with very good results: more than 350 [+]


July 19 2018 | admin

We are selecting the semifinalist startups for Visa’s Everywhere Initiative in Latin America and the Caribbean!

  We invite you to join us in the 6 semifinals that will travel across Latin America during August and September to find the best Tech startups in the region Past April, VISA, in association with Finnovista, launched its second [+]

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July 13 2018 | admin

Building a vibrant Fintech ecosystem in Latin America

There is no better example of the cooperation between new companies and corporations in Latin America than the synergies between Fintech companies within the Financial Industry. As a result of their collaboration, Startupbootcamp FinTech, EY México and the Research Center [+]


July 02 2018 | admin

The call for FINNOSUMMIT Challenge 2018 is now open

If you have a tech startup and want to apply for this competition, you can register until next August 2nd  The registration period to become one of the 10 finalist startups of FINNOSUMMIT Challenge 2018 and pitch at the final held in [+]


June 16 2018 | admin

Deadline to sign up for Visa’s Everywhere Initiative Latin America and the Caribbean extended by one week

All right, startups from Latin America and Caribbean region, you can now breathe a little easier. We’re giving you a one-week extension, and you now have until next Friday, June 22, to apply to Visa’s Everywhere Initiative program. The application period [+]


May 31 2018 | Admin

Brazil recovers the leading position as largest Fintech ecosystem in Latin America with over 370 Fintech startups

188 new Fintech startups have been launched in Brazil in the past 18 months, positioning the country as the largest Fintech hub in Latin America driven by a strong growth in the segments Digital Banking, Trading & Capital Markets, Lending [+]


May 28 2018 | admin

Wenyi Cai: “To deconstruct innovation one must be agile, accelerate learning, be iterative and try”

During this edition of FINNOSUMMIT in Bogota, which took place on March 22nd at Hall 74,  Arnaud Collery, one of the leading experts in leadership who defines himself as Chief Happiness Officer, Emotional DJ, and Storyteller participated with a brilliant keynote. Arnaud highlighted that [+]


May 28 2018 | admin

“It’s not just about technology, the HUMAN component goes first and can increase productivity by up to 30%”

During this edition of FINNOSUMMIT in Bogota, which took place on March 22nd at Hall 74,  Arnaud Collery, one of the leading experts in leadership who defines himself as Chief Happiness Officer, Emotional DJ, and Storyteller participated with a brilliant keynote. Arnaud highlighted that [+]


May 08 2018 | admin

Startupbootcamp FinTech busca su segunda generación en América Latina

The initiative managed by Finnovista will travel to a total of 11 cities in Latin America to meet the best startups in each location  Startupbootcamp FinTech, the leading global FinTech accelerator focused on innovation for the financial services industry, [+]


April 23 2018 | admin

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative 2018 Seeks to Harness Fresh Thinking from Tech Startups in Latin America and the Caribbean

The 2018 edition of the global innovation program will bring together early-stage startups across Latin America and the Caribbean to explore solutions to solve the commerce challenges of tomorrow Latin American Tech and Fintech Startups, there is a new reason [+]


March 20 2018 | Admin

The Fintech ecosystem in Argentina grows over 80% in the past 18 months and positions itself as the fourth largest ecosystem in Latin America, shortening distances with the main markets in the region.

Since 2016, 58 new Fintech startups have emerged in Argentina, an indication of the bustle the sector is undergoing in the country, which has been driven by a strong growth across the majority of Fintech segments in the region. It [+]


March 20 2018 | admin

Regulators and Innovators, is collaboration the key?

Less than two days until it begins! The following March 22nd Bogotá will host FINNOSUMMIT, the largest Fintech event in the region designed to connect innovators of the financial industry, corporates, and entrepreneurs that are willing to revolutionize the financial [+]


March 20 2018 | Andrés Fontao

Fintech fever rising in Latin America

A year ago around this time, I wrote that Latin America was not immune to the Fintech fever conquering the universe, with Fintech startups small and large being founded across the region in such faraway cities like Sao Paulo and [+]


March 02 2018 | admin

Creating a Work Culture Revolution

We are currently in the middle of a digital transformation, a moment in which the financial industry is facing great challenges, not only technological aspects that are threatening its hegemony, but also a cultural transformation in business. Without this transformation, [+]


February 26 2018 | Admin

Latin America: Opportunity for International Fintech. Over 85 foreign Fintech companies active in the region.

Mexico, Brazil and Colombia position themselves as the main Latin American destinations for foreign Fintech startups mainly from Europe and the United States. The segments of Payments and Remittances, Lending, Scoring, Identity and Fraud and Enterprise Technologies for Financial Institutions [+]


February 26 2018 | admin

Finnovista LOFT hosts the first Hackathon of Startupbootcamp FinTech Mexico City

It was an exciting 48 hours of Fintech entrepreneurship in its purest form. From January 26th to 28th, the acceleration program Startupbootcamp FinTech Mexico City held its first Fintech hackathon at Finnovista LOFT. Nearly 80 participants got together their Fintech talent and [+]


February 26 2018 | admin

Challenges to Scale Startups in Latin America

This is a guest post from Thiago Paiva (Operations Director Scale in Finnovista), a collaborator for this special section. Be a successful isn’t easy at all. To be successful, a startup needs to overcome many different challenges throughout its life. Entrepreneurs starting [+]


January 16 2018 | admin

Attention Startups: Finnovista and the IDB call all Fintech startups in Latin America to participate in the second edition of the largest regional report of the Fintech industry

The past May 2017 the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finnovista published the Fintech report: Innovations you may not know were from Latin America and the Caribbean, where we identified 703 Fintech entrepreneurial projects in 15 Latin American countries and [+]


December 20 2017 | Fermin Bueno

2018: Transforming Finance for the Better

We are at that point of the year when we look back, trying to take stock of what happened and also trying to outline the vision and challenges we will confront in the year to come. As a startup within [+]


December 19 2017 | Admin

The Fintech ecosystem in Chile grows by 34% in the past 18 months and positions itself as the fourth largest Fintech ecosystem in Latin America

The Fintech ecosystem in Chile consolidates itself with 75 startups, driven by the growth in the following segments: Wealth Management, Enterprise Financial Management, Crowdfunding and Payments. In the last years Chile has demonstrated how the country’s economic development is growing [+]


December 14 2017 | admin

Commemorate the best moments of FINNOSUMMIT in Miami 2017

On November 9 Miami hosted its first ever FINNOSUMMIT, the leading and most successful Fintech conference in Latin America and the regional summit that has become a benchmark for innovative collaboration in financial services. The gathering of more than 300 attendees featured [+]


December 07 2017 | admin

Startupbootcamp and Finnovista pick Mexico to launch first Fintech Scale program

Finnovista y Startupbootcamp, the global network of industry-focused accelerator programs, have chosen its Fintech subsidiary in Mexico City as the host for its first scale and innovation program: Startupbootcamp Scale. This new program is the result of a joint-venture created by [+]


November 17 2017 | Admin

FINNOSUMMIT Miami becomes the largest meeting point for Fintech leaders from across Latin America

FINNOSUMMIT consolidates itself as the most important Fintech conference in the region and hosted the final of the startup competition Visa’s Everywhere Initiative. On November 9 Miami hosted its first ever FINNOSUMMIT, the leading and most successful Fintech conference in [+]


November 06 2017 | admin

‘Offering innovative payment methods in all of America’ – Interview Anabel Perez (CEO NovoPayment)

It is undeniable that Fintech innovations are transforming the way we understand the financial system. Fintech startups are proving to have a number of opportunities as they can deliver innovative and technological solutions focused on solving the region’s real problems [+]


October 19 2017 | Admin

The Fintech ecosystem in Spain grows by 41% in the past 15 months and positions itself as the largest Ibero-american market (Part I)

The 117 new Fintech startups that emerged in Spain in the past 15 months position the country as the largest Ibero-american Fintech ecosystem with 294 startups. The innovative potential of the Spanish Fintech ecosystem has been driven by the high [+]


October 18 2017 | Andrés Fontao

Fintech in Latin America: One size does not fit all

As the year quickly winds down, I can’t help but to reflect on the rapid development and advancement of the Fintech sector in Latin America in 2017. Thus far, it has been an exciting year for Fintech in Latin America [+]

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October 03 2017 | admin

Meet the startups from across the Latin American region that made it to the final of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative

The startup competition Visa’s Everywhere Initiative in Latin America has reached its final stretch. After a long selection process in which over 250 projects applied, the final startups that will compete to be the winner of this first edition have [+]


August 28 2017 | Admin

Colombia consolidates its position as the third Fintech ecosystem in Latin America after growing 61% in one year

The 47 new Fintech startups that emerged in the past 12 months in Colombia consolidate the country in the race for Fintech innovation in Latin America, driven by the growth of the segments: Payments and Remittances, Lending, Enterprise Financial Management [+]


August 08 2017 | admin

Long-term Technology Trends: Economic Transformation 2.0

Countdown to FINNOSUMMIT, the top Fintech event in Latin America, which will take place on September 19 and 20 in Mexico City. A unique day will highlight the networking, presentations of the most promising Fintech startups in the region and, above all, the [+]


July 06 2017 | Admin

The Mexican Fintech ecosystem grows 50% in less than a year and overtakes Brazil as the Fintech Leader in Latin America

The 80 new Fintech startups emerged in the past 10 months in Mexico position the country as the leader in the race for Fintech innovation in Latin America, driven by a strong growth in Insurance, Lending, Enterprise and Personal Financial [+]


June 07 2017 | admin

Visa’s Everywhere Initiative: empowering LATAM Fintech startups to transform the financial services industry

Latin American Fintech Startups, there is a new reason to celebrate! Visa has decided to launch its most ambitious competition in Latin America: Visa’s Everywhere Initiative is a Fintech startup competition designed to accelerate innovation in payment functionalities and financial [+]


June 05 2017 | Admin

Financial Inclusion and Fintech: the perfect marriage

During FINNOSUMMIT Bogotá the last March, 14th, the audience had the opportunity to listen to a panel about the relationship between Fintech and Financial Inclusion moderated by Tracy Garcia (Assistant Vice-President Latin America, MetLife Foundation) and with the participation of Dan Cohen [+]


May 22 2017 | admin

IDB and Finnovista publish the largest report on Fintech innovations in Latin America

  Over the past two years Latin America has experienced an accelerated emergence of new financial companies based on technological platforms known as Fintech, which augurs a profound change in the financial markets, but at the same time poses a [+]

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May 11 2017 | Admin

Fintech Radar Perú: 45 Startups Fintech boost the provision of better financial services in Peru

Following on with our aim to identify Latin America’s Fintech talent, from Finnovista we present the new edition of our Fintech Radars. On this occasion we have elaborated the Fintech Radar for Peru, in which we have identified 45 Fintech [+]


May 10 2017 | Admin

Fintech trends: Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers

During the last FINNOSUMMIT in Bogotá, Lisa Nestor (Director of Partnerships, Stellar.org) offered a keynote where she exposed the opportunities lying behind Blockchain technology within the financial services, particularly regarding internet payments. Through Blockchain technology we can have the ability to reduce the [+]


April 19 2017 | Admin

The Fintech Revolution is a reality, and has already reached Latam

During the past FINNOSUMMIT held in Bogotá on March 14th, Sam Maule (Head of Digital / FinTech, NTT Data Consulting Inc.) made an interesting analogy between the Bolivarian Revolution and the Fintech revolution that is already taking place, and, based [+]


April 19 2017 | Admin

Interview Julie Ruvolo. 2017 Trend Watch: Latin American Venture Capital

LAVCA, a non-profit member organization that supports private equity & venture capital in Latin America, has recently published the 2017 LAVCA Industry Data & Analysis, which summarizes the results of the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association’s ninth annual survey of [+]


April 19 2017 | Admin

Get to know about FINNOSUMMIT 2017 in three minutes

If you missed it, or you want to live it again or you still do not know about it, we invite you to watch the highlights of FINNOSUMMIT Bogotá 2017 celebrated on March 14th, which in this edition revolved around [+]


March 30 2017 | Admin

Fintech Radar Ecuador identifies an emerging Fintech ecosystem in Ecuador with more than 30 startups

After publishing the Fintech Radars of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Spain, we have created the Fintech Radar Ecuador, in which we have identified the current state of the Fintech sector in this country, which has grown substantially over [+]


March 22 2017 | admin

HIRING: Startup Competition & Scouting Manager

Job Title: Startup Competition & Scouting Manager Preferred Location: Mexico City (Mexico) Other localizations: Madrid (Spain), New York (USA) Background Finnovista is an impact organization that empowers Fintech ecosystems in Spain and Latin America through collaborative activities and networks, such as events, [+]


March 06 2017 | Admin

Emerging digital trends in Latin America

The following Tuesday, 14th of March, FINNOSUMMIT will begin with Sam Maule, who will talk about the transformation the financial services in South America are experiencing due to the Fintech revolution. Latin America is already positioning itself as one of [+]


February 28 2017 | Admin

Finnovista launches Startupbootcamp FinTech accelerator program for Latin America

Today, March 1, 2017, Finnovista announced the launch of the Startupbootcamp FinTech accelerator program for Latin American startups in Mexico City. The program is the first of a series of actions stemming from the joint venture created by Finnovista and [+]


February 28 2017 | Admin

Startupbootcamp Fintech will visit 14 cities around Latin America looking for the startups with the most potential

Startupbootcamp Fintech, a program based in Mexico City, is looking to accelerate startups from Latin America, Spain and the U.S. by offering them funding and tools for growth through mentoring, access to corporate partners and clients, using Mexico City as [+]


February 07 2017 | Andrés Fontao

Take that Mr. Trump! Latin America is coming to New York’s largest Fintech conference

You’ve probably heard plenty of times, in different shapes and sizes, how the financial services industry is immersed in a period of digital transformation that challenges not only incumbents’ top and bottom line profitability, but also, in some cases, the [+]


December 20 2016 | admin

Fintech for Inclusion already represents 40% of Fintech’s innovation in Latin America

In Finnovista we have conducted the first study on Fintech innovation in Latin America for the unbanked or underbanked, which we have called “Fintech for Inclusion Radar LATAM.” This radar complements the previous ones done by Finnovista for Mexico, Brazil, [+]


December 20 2016 | Fermin Bueno

2017 will be the year of Fintech for Inclusion in Latin America

At this time of the year we look back and assess our most important projects, and we look ahead to try and guess which opportunities and trends will change our world in the future. At Finnovista, where we are about [+]


December 19 2016 | Admin

FSMEX2016: Paykii. Final de la competencia BBVA Open Talent 2016 – Edición Latinoamérica

Te presentamos el vídeo del pitch de Paykii, una de las startups finalistas de la final de BBVA Open Talent 2016 para la región de Latinoamerica celebrada en FINNOSUMMIT en Ciudad de México el pasado 20 de septiembre de 2016.   


December 19 2016 | Admin

FSMEX2016: PopRecarga. Final de la competencia BBVA Open Talent 2016 – Edición Latinoamérica

Te presentamos el vídeo del pitch de PopRecarga, una de las startups finalistas de la final de BBVA Open Talent 2016 para la región de Latinoamerica celebrada en FINNOSUMMIT en Ciudad de México el pasado 20 de septiembre de 2016.   


December 14 2016 | Admin

FSMEX2016: Vest. Final de la competencia BBVA Open Talent 2016 – Edición Latinoamérica

No te pierdas la presentación de Vest, una de las startups finalistas de la final de BBVA Open Talent 2016, durante la final para la región de Latinoamérica celebrada en FINNOSUMMIT en Ciudad de México el pasado 20 de septiembre de 2016.


December 13 2016 | Admin

FSMEX2016: ISBIT. Final de la competencia BBVA Open Talent 2016 – Edición Latinoamérica

Te presentamos el pitch de ISBIT, una de las startups finalistas de la final de BBVA Open Talent 2016, durante la final para la región de Latinoamérica celebrada en FINNOSUMMIT en Ciudad de México el pasado 20 de septiembre de 2016.  


December 13 2016 | Admin

FSMEX2016: Alegra. Final de la competencia BBVA Open Talent 2016 – Edición Latinoamérica

No te pierdas la presentación de Alegra, una de las ganadoras de la final de BBVA Open Talent 2016, durante la final para la región de Latinoamérica celebrada en FINNOSUMMIT en Ciudad de México el pasado 20 de septiembre de 2016.


December 05 2016 | admin

FSMEX2016: InnovaFactoring. Final de la competencia BBVA Open Talent 2016 – Edición Latinoamérica


December 05 2016 | admin

FSMEX2016: Planejei. Final de la competencia BBVA Open Talent 2016 – Edición Latinoamérica


December 05 2016 | admin

FSMEX2016: Bayonet. Final de la competencia BBVA Open Talent 2016 – Edición Latinoamérica

No te pierdas la presentación de Bayonet, una de las startups finalistas de la final de BBVA Open Talent 2016, durante la final para la región de Latinoamérica celebrada en FINNOSUMMIT en Ciudad de México el pasado 20 de septiembre de [+]


November 21 2016 | admin

“There are people falling behind, but innovation is resulting in digital inclusion”

On September 20th, 2016, Bill Cilluffo (Partner, QED Investors) participated in FINNOSUMMIT in Mexico City, where he talked about the perspective of the financial services in 2020. As he said in conclusion: “There are people falling behind, but innovation is resulting in digital [+]


November 21 2016 | admin

“Not only can we be friends, we must be friends!”

On September 20th, 2016, Nektarios Liolios (MD, Startupbootcamp FinTech), Manuel Rivero (CEO, BanRegio) and Enrique Majos (CEO, Fiinlab Innovation Lab powered by Gentera) participated in FINNOSUMMIT in Mexico City, where they talked about collaborative innovation in banking. As they said: “The banks and the Fintechs not only can we be [+]


November 17 2016 | admin

“I’m a believer in Bitcoin because it has the potential to change the world”

On September 20th, 2016, Nektarios Liolios (MD, Startupbootcamp FinTech) and Barry Silbert (Founder & CEO, Digital Currency Group) participated in FINNOSUMMIT in Mexico City, where they talked about the power of the blockchain to transform financial services. As Barry said: “I’m a believer in Bitcoin because [+]


November 10 2016 | admin

Brazil becomes the largest Fintech ecosystem in Latin America

Finnovista has pursued its efforts to map and monitor the Fintech industry in Latin America by exploring in detail the Brazilian market after performing similar research studies for Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico. As a result, Finnovista generated its first [+]


November 10 2016 | admin

“Having a bank account is a privilege that everyone should be able to enjoy”

On September 20, 2016, Eric Rosenthal (Head of Global Business Development, Abra) participated in FINNOSUMMIT in Mexico City, where he talked about payments and the evolution of this segment is experiencing thanks to the force which the Fintech startups have burst [+]


October 10 2016 | admin

Hyper innovation: superfast vs traditional pace

We would like to share with you an advanced viewing of the Opening Keynote of FINNOSUMMIT 2016. Paul Ahlstrom (Co-founder, Alta Ventures) gives us his vision of how the pace of change is greater today than in the entire history [+]


September 29 2016 | admin

Get off the bench: free lunch is over for banks?

That is a guest post from Juan Mazzini (Senior Analyst en Celent), a collaborator for this special section. A few years ago when we started collaborating in creating the Latin American Fintech community there were no Fintech associations, no Fintech [+]


September 13 2016 | admin

Fintech Radar Argentina: 60 startups on the cutting edge of Fintech in Argentina

Following the publication of our Fintech Radars for  Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Spain,  we have published the Fintech Radar Argentina, this being a market where more and more recognized platforms in the Fintech and startup ecosystems are being created. Examples abound in Argentina with [+]


September 13 2016 | admin

Deconstructing the Fintech sector in Latin America

The growth and development of the Fintech ecosystem in Latin America has been evident in recent months and years. An understanding of the Fintech solutions that are being developed in the region can help explain how the transformation of the [+]


August 24 2016 | admin

Financial services in 2020: Evolution or Revolution?

FINNOSUMMIT is getting closer, less than a month away.This is the leading Fintech event in Latin America, to be held on September 20th at the Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City. A single day filled with more than 720 minutes [+]


July 19 2016 | admin

Fintech Radar Spain: Spain quadruples its Fintech sector in three years

When we founded Finnovista in early 2013, there were  only 50 Fintech startups in Spain and Fintech was mostly unknown and undiscovered to many people. In this first edition of Finnovista’s 2016 Fintech Radar Spain , we have identified a [+]


June 29 2016 | admin

What can we expect from Venture Capital in LATAM?

FINNOSUMMIT 2016, the top Fintech event in Latin America is just around the corner, and prior to the meeting, we have the opportunity to interview one of our confirmed speakers, Julie Ruvolo. The Director of Venture Capital Strategy at The [+]


June 15 2016 | admin

Fintech Radar Chile

The digital transformation of the financial sector is cutting across borders in Latin America as evidenced by this Fintech Radar Chile. Following the publication of our Fintech Radars for Colombia and Mexico, time has proved that the Fintech entrepreneurship is also very active [+]


June 14 2016 | admin

Blockchain: Changing the finance world in LATAM

The previous edition of FINNOSUMMIT took place in Bogotá on February 16th, and we were joined by distinguished Fintech experts from Europe, US and across Latin America to discuss topics that are disrupting the financial services industry. One of the [+]


May 11 2016 | admin

Fintech Radar Mexico: Mexico becomes the largest Fintech market in Latin America

This is an updated version dated August 30, 2016 of the Fintech Radar Mexico that was originally published on May 11, 2016.   In this second edition of Finnovista’s Fintech Radar Mexico, a total of 158 Mexican Fintech startups have [+]


April 26 2016 | admin

The future of banking goes hand by hand with Fintech

A revolution has finally arrived in banking, and it will change the way we interact with banks for good. The digital disruption in financial services is under way, and alongside Fintech, banks will be able to create better, faster and [+]


April 19 2016 | admin

Whoever manages to analyze information in the shortest period of time will succeed

There are many reasons which have made Fintech a sector to look out for. The exponential growth in the last few years have made this an industry difficult to ignore. In years to come, a lot more is expected, with [+]


March 31 2016 | admin

Regulation is the first obstacle for Fintech startups. Why not change it?

Fintech innovations are a little more difficult to change because every time it is about to disrupt, it encounters with a wall we call regulation. Juan Llanos, experienced Fintech and Compliance Executive and Advisor, addressed the subject at the FINNOSUMMIT in Bogota.


March 17 2016 | admin

Fintech Radar Colombia

Colombia is a country where the Fintech entrepreneurship ecosystem is emerging at an incredible rate. In the mapping that we recently traced from Finnovista with the help of our Mentors Network, we identified 70 Colombian Fintech startups that are changing the game rules for the banking industry of the region.


January 20 2016 | admin

Panel: Bitcoin y criptomonedas

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January 20 2016 | admin

Keynote: ‘Nail it then scale it’

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January 20 2016 | admin

Keynote: La innovación radical a las puertas del sector financiero

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July 03 2015 | admin

Would it be possible to end poverty through digital banking?

Two billion,or 38 % of the world’s adults do not use formal financial services and an even greater percentage of the poorest people do not have a bank account due to high costs, travel distances and the complex requirements to [+]

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