Integra Five May 6, 2022

Why Fintechs Supporting SMBs Are Crucial To The LatAm Economy There has been tremendous growth in the LatAm fintech market since investment in Nubank seven years ago. The market continues to introduce interesting solutions, but one subset with continued focus is small businesses. Startups are at the epicentre of the innovation of more than 10 […]

Integra Five April 29, 2022

Crypto in South America: A Map of the Region’s Regulatory Landscape The regulatory framework around crypto across Latin America varies from full adoption to rejection and prohibition. Argentina has had initiative to regulate crypto, but no significant progress has been made. New controls are expected in line with the requests of the International Monetary Fund […]

Integra Five April 22, 2022

How Pix Ignited Digital Payments in Brazil Around the world consumers continue to shift aspects of their lives online, and Latin America is is in the lead. The transaction value of digital commerce in the region surpassed $100 billion in 2019, and this value is expected to skyrocket 73% by 2025. Digital payments are part […]

Integra Five April 15, 2022

Rappi Launches Cryptocurrency Payments Pilot in Mexico Rappi, a Colombian online food delivery giant has started accepting cryptocurrency payments in Mexico. The delivery app has collaborated with cryptocurrency platforms such as Bitpay and Bitso, allowing users to turn crypto into credit, and make purchases within the app. Sebastian Mejia, Rappi’s co-founder and president said that […]

Integra Five April 8, 2022

After A 73% Collapse, Latin American Stocks Finally Start to Soar For the last decade investors in Latin American stocks watched stock portfolios wither away. However, since 2008 the markets are showing signs of life again. The spark is the same today as it was then: a boom in global demand for the region’s exports […]

Integra Five April 1st, 2022

Latin American IPOs Surged On The Back of Tech Listings Latin American issuers recorded surging IPO volumes in 2021, in line with global trends. There were 57 new issues with Latin American companies worth $18.7 billion. This figure represents a 73% increase in volume compared to 2020 and a 75% increase in value. December’s dual […]

Integra Five March 25, 2022

Argentines Flock to Crypto Games as Economy Eats up Salaries “My mother doesn’t understand how I can spend my time playing games instead of doing something fruitful. But what’s the point of working hard if I can earn more like this?” Mr Javier Espeche (34) Espeche is not alone. Argentina has become the top place […]

Integra Five March 18, 2022

Climate Tech the Next Big VC Thesis for Latin America As a leader in ESG investing, Integra Groupe is focused on the massive opportunity to scale climate tech solutions throughout Latin America. The space is already a mainstream VC category worldwide, but it is still relatively nascent in LatAm. Generally, climate tech encompasses a broad […]

Integra Five March 11, 2022

The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Latin America in 2022 Brazil and Mexico are Latin America’s largest economies. Unsurprisingly, they are well represented on this years’ list of Latin America’s most innovative companies. Their closest competition is in emerging startup hubs such as Buenos Aires, Lima and Montevideo. According to PitchBook data, Latin America is […]

Integra Five March 4, 2022

Latin America Experienced Explosive Growth in Web 3 Investment in 2021 The 2022 LAVCA Trends in Tech report that VC investment in blockchain and crypto reached $653 million in 2021, up from $68 million in 2020. This runs parallel to rising consumer interests for digital assets and Decentralised Finance (DeFi). Capital is concentrated in consumer […]