In October, in addition to its resident startups, the Google Space Campus São Paulo will house a group of FinTech startups selected for the first edition of Campus Latam Exchange FinTech. Campus Exchange brings best-in-class startups from around the world to Campus for a week-long program to grow their businesses. Startups will spend an intense week of immersion with access to customized content, mentoring sessions with Google experts and will connect with the main players that are transforming the industry in Brazil – the leading FinTech market in Latin America.
"Even with different legislations, it is possible to identify users with similar characteristics in emerging countries, so Latin American FinTech startups can become companies that solve not only local problems but the entire region," said André Barrence, Head of Campus São Paulo at Google.
Among the Campuses around the world, São Paulo was the first Google Space Campus to launch a residency program. The first group started in August 2016, achieved great results – 15 startups of that group received more than R$ 4.6 million in investments, and 11 of them grew their teams, creating a total of 31 jobs during the 6 months of the program.
Meet the startups selected for the Campus Latam Exchange
Becual (Chile) is an SME-focused loan marketplace. It connects SMEs with investors by providing a fast, efficient and simple digital loan solution.
Bitso (Mexico) is a trading platform for Bitcoin and the Mexican peso. With a strong emphasis on regulation and financial compliance, payment integration and proprietary technology, it already has more than 100,000 users.
Credility (Argentina) is an online lending platform for SMEs that uses a credit scoring system to better understand their clients and grant them fast and frictionless loans.
ePayco (Colombia) offers e-commerce solutions to individuals and companies who want to monetize their businesses, facilitating processes, collections and other critical processes in digital business.
Kobra (Mexico) is a free cashing and fair network. It allows lenders to hire bill collectors on demand and that anyone make extra income by becoming a bill collector at open hours. Kobra has participated in the BBVA Open Talent 2016 edition.
Latin Fintech (Peru) offers small short-term loans to consumers through an online platform, with immediate response and funds deposited into the bank account within one hour, without the need for paperwork, photocopying or relocations.
Prezzta (Uruguay) is the first peer-to-peer (P2P) loan marketplace in Uruguay. They seek to facilitate the contact and connection between those who need financial help and those who are willing to offer.
Swap (Mexico) allows users to pay anyone on their contact list using any credit or debit card, allowing them to receive the money in less than 30 minutes.