This article showcases our top picks for the best Colombia based Fintech (Financial Technology) companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fintech (Financial Technology) industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Colombia Fintech (Financial Technology) Companies
Valiu is a fintech company that provides borderless financial services to all Venezuelans. It has created a mobile application that allows access to a convenient dollar savings and transfer system for any migrant or family member, regardless of their socioeconomic status or the range of their phone.
The company was co-founded by Simon Chamorro, David Barinas, and Alberto Niego in 2018.. .
Zinobe has operated in Colombia since 2012 and develops online financial products for the consumer and small business sectors. The company is focused on using technology to provide the highest level of customer experience and has developed a data centric credit model to help target underserved markets in Colombia.
Zinobe is backed by firms such as QED Investors, a U.S. based venture capital firm specializing in disruptive financial services companies in the U.S., U.K.
and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.zinobe.com, www.lineru.com..
Tpaga is a mobile wallet for unbanked consumers in Latin America. Currently in Colombia and Mexico.
In Latin America, more than 50% do not have credit cards or bank accounts, but what they do have is a cellphone. Tpaga allows consumers to store money via cash kiosk ( 4,000 in our network) and then use it to pay utility bills, cell phone top-up, supermarket and even gas station merchants.
We have become the first mobile wallet in Latin America to allow consumers to pay groceries without having a bank account, and allowing unbanked commerces to start receiving payment without have POS systems.. .
Founded in 2019, Avista is a tech-based financial company focused on reinventing people’s lives through an ecosystem of simple and digital financial solutions. Its purpose is to guarantee access to credit products to all segments of Colombia’s population, including rural and intermediate cities.
Thanks to its state of the art technology, it has been able to develop products at better prices, agile disbursement mechanisms while guaranteeing a satisfactory experience for all its clients. We are here for you!.
MO Tecnologias is a Fintech who has developed an innovative patent-pending proprietary credit scoring technology and loan management platform which uses AI & machine learning. Without the need to know the identity of the user, MO processes numerous data points and calculates a credit score within seconds, pre-approving the user.
The MO loan issuing & management platform can serve and admin credit to persons or small businesses via multiple channels, including Smart Mobile App, Web Portal, POS Terminal, M-Pos, USSD, SMS, Transport Cards, and Pre-Paid & Debit Cards.. .
Polymath Ventures is a digital venture group that fuses business and design-thinking to build high-impact ventures for the emerging markets middle class. Ventures are designed in-house using a proprietary business design methodology, then founding teams are recruited to lead them.
Polymath remains deeply involved in our companies throughout their life cycles, providing strategy, operations & design-thinking methodologies support. Operating since 2012 and with offices in Bogota and Mexico City, Polymath has launched 9 ventures and raised US$30M+ of equity and debt financing across the group..
Finaktiva is the fintech ally for Colombian entrepreneurs. It offers flexible and agile online loans adjusted to the cashflow and capital needs of small and medium companies, plus advisory tools to support their growth.
It looks for businesses with an innovative model, two digits growth rates, and positive impact in their communities.. .
Based in Bogota, Colombia, Credivalores-Crediservicios is a non-banking financial company that provides consumer loans for individuals and small companies. The company also focuses on payroll-deduction loans and consumer lending collected through public utility bills as well as discount of checks and financing of insurance policies to low and middle income individuals.
The independent consumer finance company uses its funding received from Gramercy Funds Management to upgrade the company’s entire technology platform combined with various initiatives. Founded in 2003, Credivalores-Crediservicios offers its services to clients in Colombia, Mexico, and the United States..
Puntored provides financial transaction services including payment, withdrawal, deposit, and virtual services to low and middle income population through more than 72,000 outlets in Latam. Puntored is the 2nd largest aggregator in Colombia offering a wide array of products through a nationwide network strategically located in base of the pyramid neighborhoods to reach the unbanked population in need of financial services.
Puntored’s future is based on the migration from cash to electronic payments and rollout of products to participate across the shopkeeper’s full cash flow cycle.. .
Cajero.co´s solution includes: – Low cost POS device to process credit and debit payments. – App platform where merchants can keep track of their payments manage operations.
– Debit card backed by the sales made by the merchant. In the future, we plan to expand our services, include a merchant application to allow for more uses of the funds, and provide functionalities like payments, savings, loans, etc.
to our customers.. .
We build quantitative trading systems, with extraordinary returns in different financial markets. We use science to determine profitable movements in the market and build systems that generate returns over time.
We are a company with social conscience, human beings have a greater task than building capital and we are sure that machines can do better, while we take care of people. .
Betriax serves SME through a transparent foreign exchange marketplace where companies fix the exchange rate between them. Our 100% banked model let companies to exchange their US Dollars and local currencies at the most convenient rates.
Powered by The Founder Institute.. .
MOONBLOCK develops disruptive tools powered by artificial intelligence. Our trained algorithms can enter the Crypto ecosystem and dig deeper into the technical and fundamental data to cast the most suitable actions within the Crypto market in real-time.
We display organized, truthful and relevant Data to assess the market in a fully informed and emotionless way to make SMART trading decisions.. .
Colombia Fintech is the Colombia’s Fintech companies association, created in December 2016, with the common goal of creating a dynamic ecosystem for the development of Fintech businesses in this country. Today it has more than 70 associated companies and affiliates, and the support of important entities of the financial sector and the national government.
In just one year, it has established itself as the representative guild of the technology and financial innovation industry in Colombia and one of the most active Fintech communities in Latin America.. .
Vaki: The crowdfunding platform for developing countries. We are bringing the crowdfunding culture to developing countries so citizens can develop their region without dependency of investment of big companies, ONGs or goverment investments.
With Vaki you can subscribe your audience to monthly donate your project, create a gifts fund for your event or even fund your politic campaign following all legal aspects of your regulation. With our easy to scale software we are onboarding citizens on many types of crowdfunding so they can easily adapt and trust this way of funding and proceed to succesfully fund ideas, projets, activism and social causes to bring progess to their region and communities.
We are The #VakiPower. .
Moviired is an agent network that provides commercial network offering the broadest portfolio of transactional services. Users both in Physical Points and with Allied MOViiRED App can find solutions like recharges to cell phone, payment of bills for public and private services or purchase of digital content such as Spotify, Xbox, Play Station, and more.
The company’s business models accompany allies to increase the income and make life much easier for Colombians. Moviired wa founded on 2002 and is headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia..
Agrapp is a financing platform that aims to strengthen agriculture by connecting non-professional investors with farmers. It aids the development of agriculture with the use of smart financing.
The financial platform promotes agricultural producers and allows collaboration on projects in the rural sector and connects financial resources with farmers. Carlos Zubieta and David Ricardo Duarte Castillo co-founded it in 2018 and is headquartered in Bogota, Colombia..
Coink is a piggybank that is everywhere. It focuses on allowing its users to save easily by transforming small amounts of cash into digital currency they can then spend however they like.
Because Coink is a fully regulated and licensed financial institution, our users have a wide range of options to use their saving like P2P, debit card, bank transfers and more. Additionally, the entire digital experience is focused on making users feel great about saving in several different ways, and they never really feel they are using a financial institution.
Instead, it’s just another great app.. .
Nubloq is a modular platform designed to help offer and transact highly secure APIs that meet global standards. We offer a Marketplace layer where Financial Institutions can find and test APIs.
Full integrated sandbox environment, and one core integration layer with highly reliable as a service infrastructure fully compliant with the highest global standards.. .
Mission-Driven, For-Profit, Online Lender to Small Businesses in Developing Markets Pimes is focused on accelerating the success of profitable small businesses led by motivated, capable and ethical entrepreneurs in select developing markets by providing access to innovative and comprehensive debt financing. At the same time, we aim to offer our investors market returns and access to a new asset class.
Starting in Colombia, we will offer a hand up to growing companies who need capital to maximize their impact, create employment and open pathways for upward mobility. Learning, and adapting, from recent experiences in developed markets, we are reinventing small business lending in developing markets.
Our target customer has 3 to 50 employees and requires a loan of $5,000 to $100,000. This is typically too large for the microfinance model, but too small for traditional banking approaches to be profitable.
We will measure our social impact in terms of absolute employment creation, loans to women-owned and impact-focused enterprises, and loans to rural and underserved regions.. .
A virtual bank, money transfer and P2P lending beyond the borders on the blockchain. Helping 100 of millions of bank and unbanked people in Latin to get access to the banking and lending system and also make a quick profit while lending to the people in their neighborhood with trust.
The first quick approved microloans without any documentation. A network builds by people for people..
FCP Emprendimiento e Innovación SP
FCP Emprendimiento e Innovacion SP (www.fcp-innovacion.com) is a US$ 40 million Corporate Venture fund investing in leading edge technologies and innovative ventures for public services. Focus sectors include energytech, watertech, information & communication technologies, and wastetech.
The fund’s Limited Partner is Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) and its professional manager is Credicorp Capital Colombia.. .
Banlinea is the portal that gives you tools to make sound financial decisions. They want to accompany you from the opening of your first savings account, to the efficient management of your pension fund when you retire from your working life.
They believe that with the help of each of their visitors like you, they can create a new financial era in which each of the Colombians is part of this change to create new services, more benefits, and above all, greater transparency for all.. .
FinanCash is a financial startup belonging to the Fintech sector. Their great purpose is to make your day to day much easier.
They help you to get access to short-term, free-of-charge microcredits, allowing you to quickly cover your financial unforeseen events, just a click away. Anywhere you are, it’s that easy!.
Elemento Alpha is a FinTech company powered by AI & ML, providing Asset Managers quantitative advisory products for portfolio construction. Elemento Alpha helps Asset Managers on the construction of model portfolios aligned with their fund prospectus, value proposition and industry peer group.
Through a web-based platform financial institutions incorporate their economic outlook into the asset allocation strategy or may use asset-agnostic methodologies powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Elemento Alpha is adaptable to nearly any capital market and currently licences FTSE-Russell Indexes to model strategic and model portfolios.
Evolutionary optimization methodologies differentiate Elemento Alpha’s products.. .
Cannvest is a crowdfunding platform that connects individuals with small cannabis producers to fund their infrastructure needs. Our crop traceability and investment platform is built on a permissioned blockchain, which provides secure and transparent information to farmers, technical advisors, investors and regulatory bodies.
Launched at the Founder Institute. .
Transport Systems is a Colombian tech company. We are building Software for different platforms in order to build Smart Cities: mobile apps, web apps, video intelligence etc.
Since 2015 we created a business unit that works as a “Software Factory”. This unit is specialized in FinTech, electronic payments, financial software, among others..
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