Techfoliance and I identified the 30 most popular Fintech influencers in Brazil. Here is what we found.
Brazil is the most active country in Fintech in Latin America. With more than 200 start-ups in sectors ranging from payments to insurance, the country has become a major Fintech hub over the past years. More specifically, the city of São Paulo is the epicenter of the sector, where most start-ups, incumbents and investors are established and where top events such as Fintech Venture days, CIAB, São Paulo Fintech Summit or InnovationPay are held.
Fintech in Brazil: key figures
Brazil has one of the highest Fintech adoption rates in the world: ‘74% of bank customers adopted Fintech services’.
Nubank is the most funded Fintech start-up in the country and received almost $180 million since its launch in 2013.
As of today, Brazil has only half of its 200 million inhabitants online.
More than 55 million adults in Brazil still don’t have a bank account.
Mobile phone penetration is above 115% in the whole country.
More than 40% of the population remain excluded from traditional banking systems.
Top Fintech influencers in Brazil
We based our analysis on a series of metrics reflecting the engagement of each professional on the list in the Brazilian Fintech ecosystem, such as:
- Professional achievements (founding / being a member of a Fintech company, having a relevant current role in the sector, attracting considerable amount of investments to one’s companies)
- Participation in the Fintech community (organizing, hosting, speaking at or being a panelist at key events; being part of accelerators or associations fostering the development of the industry; being a thought leader in the sector)
- Social media activity (having a relevant number of followers, sharing interesting content across different social media platforms)
Please keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. There are many more people currently contributing directly or indirectly to the Brazilian Fintech ecosystem.
Last update: 20 November 2016
|1||Bruno Diniz||Co-founder at InnerCore Solutions | Fintech Advisor||Fintech||São Paulo|
|2||Fabricio Dore||Executive Design Director at|
McKinsey & Company | Community Manager at Fintech Brasil
|3||Sergio Furió||Founder & CEO at BankFacil||Personal Finance||São Paulo|
|4||Sergei Terentev||FinTech & Payments Leader | Entrepreneur||Payment||São Paulo|
|5||Alexandre Lara||Managing Partner at Clay Innovation | Managing Partner at FintechLab||Fintech||São Paulo|
|6||Bruno Gambier||CTO at Kitado||Payment||São Paulo|
|7||Denisse Cuellar||Fintech Specialist at Clay Innovation||Fintech||São Paulo|
|8||José Prado Villela dos Reis||Founder at|
|9||Marcos Cavagnoli||Managing Director at 4FINANCE||Payment||São Paulo|
|10||Daniel Bento||Co-Founder at Bravo3||Payment||São Paulo|
|11||Marcelo Eisele||Partner at|
Rnet Consulting | Co-Founder at Blockchain Academy
|12||Otto Bertanne||Co-Founder at Libor Fintech | CFO at|
|Asset Management||São Paulo|
|13||Fabio Gonsalez||Partner at Clay Innovation | FintechLab||Fintech||São Paulo|
|14||Marcelo Bradaschia||Co-founder at|
Clay Innovation | Co-founder at FintechLab
|15||Fabio Silva||Fintech Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist & Innovator||Fintech||São Paulo|
|16||Thiago Alvarez||Founder at GuiaBolso||Personal Finance||São Paulo|
|17||Juliana da Cunha Assad||Director at LCR Capital Partners||Investment||São Paulo|
|18||Duarte Simões de Carvalho||Global Insurance FinTech Leader at EY||InsurTech||São Paulo|
|19||Fabiano Fialho Camperlingo||COO Brazil at SumUp||Payment||São Paulo|
|20||David Velez||Founder and CEO at Nubank||Personal Finance||São Paulo|
|21||Marcelo Maisonnave||Co-Founder at XP Investimentos||Investment||São Paulo|
|22||Eldes Mattiuzo||Co-Founder and CEO at Youse Seguros||Personal Finance||São Paulo|
|23||Igor Senra||CEO at Moip Pagamentos||Payment||São Paulo|
|24||Joao Canhada||CEO at Foxbit||Bitcoin||São Paulo|
|25||Marcelo Coelho||Country Manager at MercadoPago||Payment||São Paulo|
|26||Milton Tavares Neto||Co-Founder at Konduto||Security||São Paulo|
|27||Tom Canabarro||Co-Founder at Konduto||Security||São Paulo|
|28||Candice Pascoal||Co-Founder at Kickante||Crowdfunding||São Paulo|
|29||Vinicius Roveda||Co-Founder and CEO at ContaAzul||Accounting||Santa Catarina|
|30||Henrique Dubugras||Founder at Pagar.me||Payment||São Paulo|
Please, feel free to add influencers in the comments below that we may have missed !