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The future of finance in LatAm & the Caribbean

June 16, 2021

CloudWalk and a55 raise capital; QED launches LatAm seed fund

May 14, 2021

This week’s key fintech and digital banking news: CloudWalk and a55 raise capital; QED launches LatAm seed fund. 

 

CloudWalk closes $190m Series B

The global payment network based in Brazil has just closed its series B financing round for US $190 million, led by Coatue , with the participation of other investors such as DST Global, Valor Capital, among others. The platform, which operates on blockchain and AI, processes more than US $ 1 billion in transactions annually.

 

a55 raises $35m in debt and equity

The alternative lending platform for SMEs has received a combined debt and equity investment of US $35 million, led by Accial Capital and other investors. With the new fund, a55 will finance its lending operations in Brazil and Mexico.

 

QED Investors launches LatAm pre-seed and seed fund

The venture capital firm focused on Latam has allocated US $ 12 million to support fintechs in pre -seed and seed status in the region. With the new fund, which will be supported by local partners and entrepreneurs, QED will seek to expand its reach in commercial fintech models throughout the territory.

 

See also: ‘Buy now, pay later’: Lack of data slows growth in Latam

 

Finerio and Guiabolso team up for LatAm coverage

Latin American open banking platforms Finerio and Guibolso have entered into a strategic alliance to internationalize their open banking solutions, as well as other products that include data intelligence and the use of APIs to connect fintech and financial institutions in the region.     

 

João Del Valle takes over as the new CEO of EBANX

EBANX co-founder João Del Valle is the new CEO of the local payments enabling platform in Latam. The new leader, who takes over from Alphonse Voigt, will have the mission to keep pushing the expansion of operations and the consolidation of the company in the payments market regionally.

 

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