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Oyster snags historic seed round to bring financial services to SMEs and freelancers
Contxto – Mother of pearl! Fintech Oyster is raising one of Latin America’s biggest seed rounds yet. Today (10) the startup announced it snagged US$14 million in a round co-led by SV Latam Capital and Monashees. Fintech Collective, Kevin Efrusy, Redpoint eventures, S7 Ventures, and Ulu Ventures also pitched funds. Fintech Oyster adds speed for […]
Crypto was meant to open up the world. So why is fintech AgenteBTC specializing in Peru and Bitcoin?
Contxto – Carolina Herrera, CEO of AgenteBTC, wrote to Contxto to tell us about AgenteBTC. A Peruvian fintech founded in November 2019 but which just launched to the general public in February 2020. Just in time for one of the strictest lockdowns in Latin America. For most, companies that would have been a disaster, or […]
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 […]
Crypto regulations in Colombia are put on the back burner
Contxto – In human behavior, often when something is undesirable but a person does not wish to discard it entirely, they delay. This logic may also apply when it comes to cryptocurrency regulation in Colombia. A law that addresses cryptocurrency regulation was to be presented and discussed among legislators this week. However, a senator—one Horacio […]
Mexico’s challenger and neo-banks. Do you know the difference?
Contxto – I’ll confess I didn’t until quite recently. And I don’t blame you if you’re not exactly clear as to the difference between a neo- and a challenger bank is. Often the terms are used interchangeably. We thought we’d help to clarify a bit by rounding up these cream of Mexico fintech in a […]
What will The Bank of The Future look like?
Today we had our Morning Coffee with Martín Frascaroli, Co-Founder and CEO of Aivo. Contxto – The days when banking services were standardized and restrictive are in the past. Evolving digital technologies, constant changes in the preferences of the consumers, and increased competition. All of that creates new challenges for banks. We, consumers, are used […]
Mexico’s Stori is the latest neobank to cash-in, US$10 million in Series A2
Contxto – It’s that time of the year again! Another Mexican neobank has raised funding. According to a PR Newswire press release, Mexican mobile-only neobank, Stori, has concluded a US$10 million Series A2 round. A2? I swear I thought that was either an Audi or a steak sauce. Anyways, moving on. The investment was co-led […]
Scoop: Cuenca the fintech for financial inclusion closed investment for US$7.4 million
Contxto – Mexican fintech Cuenca is closing the year on a very positive note. In a recent exclusive interview with Founder and CEO, Matin Tamizi, it was revealed that the startup raised a Series A investment for US$7.4 million last November. Stripe, the giant developer of payment APIs, led the round. Note that this was […]
Fintech meets insurtech: a perfect marriage
This week we had our Morning Coffee with Maik Schaefer, Founder & CEO of Mango Life “It just didn’t feel like there was a fit” We are sitting with the Founder-CEO of one of the fastest-growing digital-banks in Mexico. They are adding a four-digit number of accounts per… day. Number of insurance contracts they have […]
Brazilian healthtech Vitta expands medical insurance for startups with new pharmaceutical services
Contxto – Medical insurance for startup employees is a tangible reality, at least in Brazil with Vitta’s modern healthcare solution. What makes this company unique, however, is how it directly caters to those working for high-growth potential tech companies. As the first provider of this caliber in the Portuguese-speaking nation, the healthtech recently expanded its […]