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Kueski, VivaReal and Xapo, all led by Endeavor Entrepreneurs in Latin America, were named as leading companies on the 2016 Fintech 100, an annual list and report compiled by H2 Ventures and KPMG celebrating the leaders and emerging companies creating change within the financial services industry.
The selection process for leading companies on the Fintech 100 involves a universal search for the most innovative fintech companies around the world. A comprehensive list is then created, with companies ranked based on total capital raised, rate of capital raising, location and degree of industry disruption, as well as a panel’s rating of the degree of product, service, customer experience and business model innovation. H2 Ventures and KPMG have also released a report, which delves deeper into those those global companies that are taking advantage of technology and driving disruption within the financial services industry.
Ranking 28 on the list, Argentinean company Xapo allows users to buy, transact, store and manage bitcoins. A true Endeavor success story, Xapo founder Wences Casares, who has worked with the Endeavor network for more than a decade, now serves on the board of Endeavor Global.
Mexico’s Kueski, led by Adalberto Flores, ranked 38. Kueski is the fastest micro-lending service in Latin America, using big data and analytics to approve micro-loans for financially underserved populations that typically do not have access to affordable capital. Adalberto was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur at the 58th Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP) in Santiago, Chile, in 2015. This year, he was also recognized as Endeavor Mexico’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
Both Kueski and Xapo have received investment from Endeavor Catalyst, Endeavor’s innovative co-investment vehicle designed to support Endeavor Entrepreneurs with their equity financing rounds and contribute to the long-term sustainability of Endeavor.
Leading Brazilian online real estate marketplace VivaReal ranked 46 on the list. Co-founded by Endeavor Entrepreneur Brian Requarth, VivaReal connects property searchers with brokers, agents and developers. Brian was selected into the Endeavor Network at the 64th Endeavor ISP in Madrid, Spain, this past May.
With an growing community of entrepreneurs in the fintech industry, Endeavor recently hosted its first-ever New York City Fintech Tour, connecting a small group of entrepreneurs from eight different countries with leading Fintech innovators in the city. Click here to learn more about the event.
To see the full Fintech 100 list and learn more about H2 Ventures, KPMG, and the list and report, click here.
To find out more about Kueski, visit: www.kueski.com
To find out more about VivaReal, visit: https://www.vivareal.com.br/
To find out more about Xapo, visit: https://xapo.com/
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