Santander InnoVentures

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Santander InnoVentures is Banco Santander's $200m corporate venture arm. We invest in fintech startups, globally, across all stages, and help create meaningful, strategic relationships between our portfolio companies and Santander Group. Current portfolio companies include iZettle, MyCheck, CYNGN, Ripple, Kabbage, Digital Asset Holdings, Elliptic, SigFig, Socure, Tradeshift, PayKey, Gridspace, Pixoneye, Curve, Payjoy, ePesos, Visible Alpha, Roostify, Autofi and Creditas.

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Fintech ePesos raises financing for US$21 million with Accial Capital

1 week ago

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 […]

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Kaszek leads US$21 million investment in fintech Remessa Online

2 weeks ago

Contxto – The coronavirus pandemic may have slowed investments down. But some significant rounds are still trickling through and giving us something to talk about. Today, Brazilian fintech Remessa Online closed an investment for R$110 million (around US$21 million) through Kaszek Ventures. Other contributors include Bewater Ventures and Kevin Efrusy—who’s well-known for having led an […]

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Ripple and Central Bank of Brazil hold private meeting

3 weeks ago

Contxto – What are Ripple and the Central Bank of Brazil up to? On May 30, reps from both parties had a closed-door meeting. During the video conference call, Ripple’s CEO, Brad Garlinghouse talked to the Bank’s President, Roberto Campos Neto. The objective of the meeting was to discuss “institutional matters”. This incredibly vague wording […]

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Digibee raises US$5 million through GAA Investments to scale integration platform

4 weeks ago

Contxto – No-code entegration platform Digibee announced it raised US$5 million last Wednesday (3). GAA Investments and Laércio Albuquerque of Cisco Brazil were the lead investors. The Brazilian startup will use the funds to improve its technology as well as expand into the United States. No-code is gaining (geographical) ground. Integration sensation When a business wants […]

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Santander InnoVentures leads US$5 million investment in a55

1 month ago

Contxto – Santander Bank’s corporate venture capital (VC) arm, Santander InnoVentures led a US$5 million investment in Brazilian fintech a55. Yes, yet again there’s a loaning startup that’s raised capital. But a55 has a very specific market and a different approach when it comes time to charge borrowers. A55’s got its eye on SaaS streams   […]

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What will The Bank of The Future look like?

4 months ago

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 […]

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Brazilian OmniChat raises investment to expand communication API

5 months ago

Contxto – Brazilian communication startup OmniChat announced this week that it’s raised a seed investment. While the exact amount wasn’t disclosed, we do know it’s somewhere between R$1 million (almost US$240,000) and R$2 million (about US$478,000). These funds shall be directed towards tripling its billing in 2020. Hating phone calls In Latin America most never […]

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Brazilian data analysis startup, Mindsight, raises investment for HR solution

6 months ago

Contxto – Brazilian software company, Senior made an undisclosed investment in Mindsight, a data analysis startup specializing in solutions for human resources (HR).  The startup will use the investment to increase its customer base. Specifically, Mindsight will be able to tap into Senior’s 12,000 clients that already use the developer’s HR-related software. Mindsight will help […]

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Fintech meets insurtech: a perfect marriage

6 months ago

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 […]

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Puerto Rican EVERTEC buys Colombian PlacetoPay, while Visa and NovoPayment expand partnership

6 months ago

Contxto – Latin American fintechs have been busy as of late.  Puerto Rico-based payment processor EVERTEC acquired Colombian Engineering Without Borders, or as it’s commercially known, PlacetoPay, for an undisclosed amount according to an official statement issued yesterday. Meanwhile, Visa—do they really need an introduction?—and NovoPayment—a Miami-based fintech with a Venezuelan co-founder—announced the expansion of […]

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