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FinTech Collective is a venture capital firm, based in New York City and investing globally.
Our ambition is to create the future of financial services, bringing transparency and choice to developed markets and financial connectivity and socio-economic mobility to developing markets.
The firm was founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneurs with exits in capital markets, payments and enterprise AI. Since inception, FinTech Collective has seeded 30 companies including Axoni, Dharma Protocol, Embroker, MoneyLion, and Vestwell. Exits include Quovo (acquired by Plaid), Openfolio (acquired by Stone Ridge Asset Management), Reorg (acquired by Warburg Pincus) and Slide (acquired by Raise).
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The Ultimate Guide to Venture Capital in Brazil 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 […]
With Central Bank’s blessing, Cora will launch credit and debit products for SMEs
Contxto – For startups, getting a government’s good blessings to operate isn’t necessarily easy. But once they get the green light, bigger projects are ahead as is the case with one Brazilian fintech. Cora, a startup tendering to small businesses, recently announced it’s been approved to operate as a financial institution by the Central Bank […]
She Loves Tech is looking for startups to accelerate in Chile
Contxto – Now more than ever, the world needs women in tech and leading startups to tackle pressing issues. And a new platform in Chile has emerged for startups and women to participate and possibly soft-land into new markets. She Loves Tech, a global competition for accelerating startups that address women and technology was launched […]
How to promote your startup: 8 marketing tips to get you on your way
Today’s Soapbox was written by Daleska Pedriquez, a Growth Marketer at Venngage. Contxto – Creating a company from scratch is a challenge, but promoting it doesn’t fall behind. In the beginning, it’s normal that you find yourself falling short, both in economic and human terms. You’ll find things that hinder your promotion or the launch of […]
Government’s payment platform CoDi has yet to take off in Mexico
Contxto – Even the best-intentioned public policy can fall a little flat. Case and point is Mexico’s mobile payment platform, CoDi. The government launched this system in September of last year and an initial survey showed many users didn’t even know what CoDi was. I’m sure you know, but just in case: It is the […]
Mango Life and Graviti each earn US$98,000 through the Catalyst Fund
Contxto – The Catalyst Fund has chosen two applicants from Mexico as part of its seventh cohort of inclusive fintech startups. As the chosen beneficiaries, insurtech Mango Life and fintech Graviti both received £80,000 (~US$98,000) in grant capital as well as access to experts and investors to scale their projects. These startups were chosen because […]
Rockstart accelerator will offer something other programs don’t—a credit card for startups
Contxto – There have been quite a few examples of startups dishing out credit cards for individual consumers. Although this time around it’s a different ecosystem player that’s helping founders foot the bill without using their own pocket money. Rockstart, an accelerator with offices in Colombia, will release a credit card for startups. The minds […]
Fintech ePesos raises financing for US$21 million with Accial Capital
Contxto – Another fintech has been recently fueled to serve up more loans. This week, Mexican ePesos stated it closed a debt-financing round for US$21 million through Accial Capital. In addition, the startup announced the launch of “ePesos+”. This new service will tender to Mexico’s employed, but unbanked population. There are lending fintechs that tender […]
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 […]