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Ualá is an Argentina-based Latin American neobank. Its native apps link with a Mastercard that allows users to conduct financial transactions such as online or offline purchases, free P2P and top-ups, as well as other payments, both in Argentina and abroad. Ualá’s technology and proprietary integrations allow for live transactionality, the first and only PFM solution in the market, and secure instant transfers, among others.
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A fintech company may be the next LATAM unicorn
Of the 79 Latin American startups with a valuation of over $100M, almost 40% belong to the fintech industry. In terms of representation, this makes it more likely that a startup from this sector will become the next regional unicorn. The Soonicorn Club map was identified by ALLVP Research, the intelligence unit of early-stage investment […]
Fintech was about going digital, why are challenger banks addicted to plastic cards?
Contxto – Some might think that the story of fintech in Latin America is that of an underdog: A rebellious bunch of disruptors playing by their own rules and trying to conquer a game as old as time. However, the most recent strategy adopted by challenger banks doesn’t portray them as dissidents – in fact, […]
Fintech Moni launches lending solutions into Colombia
Contxto – Fintech Moni is entering a new market. Last Tuesday (29), the Argentine startup announced the launch of its credit solutions into Colombia. Users in the Andean country can now apply for personal loans ranging from ~US$26 to US$262. [wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Prepaid cards in Argentina Back in its native country, Moni also offers […]
SoftBank-backed Ualá makes international debut with Mexico
Contxto – For the first time ever, Ualá is scaling beyond its native Argentina. Rumors floated around last week that the fintech would launch into Colombia, but alas that wasn’t the case. Today (29), Ualá announced it’s expanding into Mexico. “We launched Ualá in Argentina three years ago with the purpose of making personal finances […]
11 startups from Argentina to watch in 2020
Contxto – “Hay que pasar el invierno”. Argentina’s politics and the economy are marked by past decisions that make its current situation even more challenging to overcome. This is also the case for startups in Argentina in an already rough 2020. One could trace the string of poor decisions to the “Standard Model —Modelo estandar […]
Series B startups from Mexico (beta)
Contxto – Playtime is over. Series B stands for Big Bucks, but also for Boosting… majorly. Startups in Mexico that go on to raise this kind of round often use it to escape the pull of their local hub to take over the rest of the country’s massive domestic market. Series B means that MVPs […]
The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Brazil [Updated 2020]
Contxto — The private equity sector has been progressing rapidly in Brazil. With economic stability firmly established, dropping interest rates, and low country risk, the local market is already an attractive option for venture capital in Brazil. However, storm clouds gather ahead. Brazil was going through rough economic waters even before the Covid-crisis. We shan’t […]
Google for Startups Accelerator Latam announces summer 2020 batch
Contxto – Google for Startups has reviewed the candidates and Google for Startups has spoken! Last Tuesday (23), it announced the startups from Latam that will participate in its three-month accelerator. A total of 12 enterprises from Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina will begin the program next Monday (29). What’s new: It’s the first time the […]
How Latin American’s digital transformation can be a global model
Today’s Soapbox opinion comes from Andre Oentoro is the Founder of Breadnbeyond Contxto – Latin America’s digital landscape has been growing exponentially over the past few years. In the region, digital transformation is the crucial ingredient for poverty reduction and welfare systems—as well as other social indicators. When global pandemic strikes, countries across the region […]
Ualá’s newest feature lets users soft-land into credit
Contxto – Yesterday (22) fintech Ualá announced the release of a new feature. Through its “Cuotificación” service, app users in Argentina can break purchases into one, three, or five payment installments. This perk will apply for goods and services worth more than ARS$100 (~US$1) and for up to ARS$5,000 (~US$72) made within the last six […]