With operations in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay, NXTP Labs is the most active early-stage fund for tech companies in Latin America. The firm has partnered with teams from more than 15 countries, and has invested in more than 150 companies in just over 4 years of operations. The company is focused on helping early-stage companies become the next unicorns on tech verticals: Advertising, Agribusiness, Bitcoin, Big Data, Cloud, E-Commerce, Education, Finance, Gaming, IoT, Mobile, Security, Social Network, Social Commerce and Video.
CAF is a development bank created in 1970, made up by 19 countries – 17 of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal- as well as 14 private banks in the region. It promotes a sustainable development model through credit operations, non-reimbursable resources, and support in the technical and financial structuring of projects in the public and private sectors of Latin America. With headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela , CAF has offices in Buenos Aires, La Paz, Brasilia, Bogota, Quito, Madrid, Mexico D.F, Panama City, Asuncion, Lima, Montevideo and Port of Spain.
Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people to improve their lives. Established in 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam, the firm invests in and helps scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. Omidyar Network has committed more than $872 million to for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple initiatives, including Consumer Internet & Mobile, Education, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights. To learn more, visit www.omidyar.com, and follow on Twitter @omidyarnetwork #PositiveReturns.
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes.
BBVA Open Talent forms part of the Group’s open innovation strategy through which BBVA collaborates with entrepreneurs, developers and the main players who are changing or influencing the financial industry. These initiatives come on top of the investments made by BBVA Ventures and the Group’s M&A activity, which have resulted in the acquisition of companies such as Simple, Madiva or Spring Studio. Collaborating forms part of BBVA’s global strategy to lead the technological transformation of the financial service industry. @bbvaopentalent www.bbvaopentalent.com
Bind Banco Industrial is an Argentinian bank founded in 1928 which is compromised with the growth of the country. Since its origins it has specialized in business banking, and later grew its offering to personal and corporate banking services. Bind’s commercial strategy is focused on prioritizing customer experience, agility and proximity with their clients. Bind has been a pioneer in using Factoring as a financing tool for small and medium sized businesses. The bank is currently amidst a full Digital Acceleration, developing and implementing new technologies that will allow a continuous improvement in clients experience. To learn more, visit bind.com.ar and follow on Twitter @bindarg
Santander InnoVentures is the $100m, Early Stage VC arm of Santander Group, one of the world largest banking groups with over 100 million customers in 10 key geographies (Spain, UK, Portugal, US, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Germany, Poland)and over 25 countries. The fund was launched in July 2014 by Chairman Ana Botín as part of Santander Group’s broader innovation agenda. The objective of the fund is to help FinTech companies grow by leveraging the banks resources across all its geographies, while at the same time ensuring Santander customers around the world benefit from the latest know-how and ideas. Besides the funding component (we can invest as little as $100,000 or as much as $10M), we also aspire to bring all the value and resources Santander has to offer as a bank to every start-up we partner with. Follow @SANInnoventures on twitter!
Tarjeta Naranja is the major credit card issuer in Argentina, with 8.200.000 credit cards in the market, 214 branches and 224.000 merchants all over the country. A company that offers quality and customer oriented services through a team of 3700 happy, capable and motivated collaborators. Along its 30 years of history, Tarjeta Naranja has experienced a solid evolution and holds firm leadership in the market, a top position based on the capability and working philosophy of its people and innovation, a matter of utmost importance within the company. The story begins in 1985, in Córdoba; with a card which identified Salto 96 sport shops’ credit accounts. Due to the strength of its color, people named it: Tarjeta Naranja. In 1995 Banco Galicia started as a partner. The Bank’s financial support gave the company the possibility to expand and to add more services, purchasing options and benefits for cardholders and merchants through strategic alliances with Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Today, 100% of Tarjeta Naranja’s share capital is in the hands of Tarjetas Regionales S.A.
Through its continuous endeavor and stable development, ICBC has developed into the top large listed bank in the world, possessing an excellent customer base, a diversified business structure, strong innovation capabilities and market competitiveness. The Bank has its presence in six continents, and its overseas network has expanded to 41 countries and regions. The Bank provides comprehensive financial products and services to 5,090 thousand corporate customers and 465 million personal customers by virtue of the distribution channels consisting of 17,122 domestic institutions, 338 overseas institutions and 2,007 correspondent banks worldwide, as well as through its E-banking network comprising a range of Internet and telephone banking services and self-service banking centers, forming a diversified and internationalized operating structure focusing on commercial banking business and maintaining a leading position in the domestic market in the commercial banking sector. In 2014, the Bank was named the “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker, ranked the first place among the Top 1000 World Banks by the Banker and the largest enterprise in the world among the Global 2000 listed by the US magazine Forbes for the second consecutive year.
Founded in 2001, Cajadepagos.com is a value-added-service provider aimed at helping companies to improve their collection and paying processes by making full use of the technological resources. The firm provides collection and paying effectiveness, enable payment methods and increase the customer’s profitability. Cajadepagos.com delivers tools for more than 500 corporate customers in Argentine, enhancing the link that exists between both ends of the pay chain, helping companies to collect and pay with effective control, at a lower and predictable cost.
MasterCard is a technology company and payments industry leader. For more than four decades, we have been a driving force at the heart of commerce, making the global economy safer, more efficient, more inclusive and more transparent for all.
InvoiNet is the first interactive portal where customers, suppliers and funds providers interact together for the management of invoices and financing of the working capital. Our team is made up by technology, commercial and financial professionals
With offices in 157 countries and more than 208,000 people, PWC is among the leading professional services networks in the world. PWC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for, by delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
Afluenta is the first and largest consumer peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company across Latin America. We connect creditworthy individuals with investors, complying with local regulations and complete data transparency. Our advanced technology provides an innovative opportunity for individuals and institutions interested in getting better returns and investing in consumer loans, without the traditional financial intermediary. In Latin America, banks have a dominant market share, but the ratio of consumer loans penetration vs. countries’ GDP remains significantly low when compared with developed markets. Therefore, the role of P2P lending platforms is highly relevant to increase access to credit with fairer conditions and provide an alternative type of investment asset. Within this context, Afluenta started operations in Argentina in August 2012 and Perú in October 2015. We are about to launch Mexico and Colombia. By 2016, we will expand to Brasil, Chile and Uruguay, becoming the only pan-regional LatAm marketplace lending company.