Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Pomelo is permitted to function as a fee establishment in Brazil

Pomelo, an Argentine startup centered on monetary options for LatAm fintechs, acquired right now authorization from the Brazilian Central Financial institution (BCB) to function as a fee establishment within the South American nation, with the modalities of digital cash issuer and post-paid fee instrument.

Pomelo’s COO and Common Supervisor in Brazil, John Paz, stated that getting the BCB’s approval is a wonderful achievement for Pomelo.

Making it simpler to entry the monetary system

“The authorization from the Central Financial institution permits us to increase our providers and entry unique methods obtainable solely to approved monetary establishments. We’re excited to proceed making entry to the monetary system simpler and uncomplicated for modern corporations, eliminating boundaries, and enabling new enterprise fashions,” stated the chief.

John Paz, COO and General Manager of Brazil at Pomelo.
John Paz, COO and Common Supervisor of Brazil at Pomelo.

Based on the authorization announcement revealed within the Diário Oficial da União, the brand new fee establishment will likely be headquartered in São Paulo, and its share capital quantities to $2.3 million. As well as, the controllers are the founders of the startup: Gaston Irigoyen, Juan Francisco Fantoni, and Hernán Alberto Corral.

Pomelo was based in April 2021 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a strategic companion of greater than 100 corporations and regional unicorns, with operations in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru.

Pomelo’s LatAm growth

The fintech operates out there infrastructure space, offering providers in digital identification validation, digital accounts, fee processing, playing cards, and crypto belongings.

In Brazil, Pomelo has been working since October 2021.


So far, the fintech has raised no less than $60 million in investments, primarily used to leverage its merchandise and increase additional in LatAm.

In October 2021, the corporate acquired $35 million in its Collection A, led by Tiger World. Subsequently, lower than a 12 months later, Pomelo secured a $15 million extension of the spherical with funds from SciFi, Perception, and Index Ventures.

  • Jorge C. Carrasco

    Jorge C. Carrasco is a Cuban journalist and author primarily based in Brazil. He has contributed to a number of publications, akin to Overseas Coverage, The Spectator Australia, Estadão, Época, Washington Examiner, and Quillette, amongst others.

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