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Our mission at BBVA Ventures is to look for strategic opportunities that can support the bank’s innovation agenda. We are naturally interested in financial technologies, like mobile payment or alternative lending, as well as some adjacent areas, such as big data or ecommerce
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BBVA Ventures explores early and expansion stage opportunities that are strategically relevant.Through our venture capital investment activities, we seek to learn, collaborate and pursue new growth opportunities together with our portfolio companies
Radius makes sense of constantly changing local business information by collecting and matching disparate data on 26 million U.S. businesses. Their mission is to develop breakthrough technologies that make it easier to understand and transact with small- and medium-sized businesses. Invested in 2013 Geography: USA – HQ: San Francisco, California Vertical Investment: Big Data
SumUp is a German leader in the European market for credit card payments via mobile phone. The German start-up has developed a device that connects to smartphones and allows small businesses to accept credit card payments in a simple and cost-effective way. The startup operates in 11 European countries and its technology meets all the legal requirements in Europe, such as accepting card payments via EMV chip cards, and it is compatible with all major forms of credit card payments, including, MasterCard, Visa and American Express. Invested in 2013 Geography: GERMANY – HQ: Berlin Vertical Investment: Payments

SaveUp is a free online rewards program that is revolutionizing the way Americans think about and interact with their personal finances. Leveraging the combination of behavioral economic principals and gamification, SaveUp has successfully driven higher rates of engagement and smarter choices with personal finances by monitoring account balances and awarding credits to play for cash and prizes every time a user saves money or reduces debt.

Invested in 2012

Geography: USA – HQ: San Francisco, California

Vertical Investment: Gamification

Ribbit Capital is a venture firm driving global innovation in financial services including in lending, payments, insurance, accounting, tax preparations and personal financial management and is focused in 10 countries worldwide.

Invested in 2012

Geography: USA – HQ: Silicon Valley, California

500 Startups is an early-stage seed fund and incubator program, founded by Dave McClure, investing primarily in consumer and SMB internet startups and related web infrastructure services. 500 Startups has invested in over 475 companies since 2010, with initial investments typically ranging from $25K-$250K.

Invested in 2012

Geography: USA – HQ: Mountain View, California

  • group011.pngAccess to global industry expertise
  • group021.pngA broad distribution network
  • group031.pngcustomers, mostly individuals
  • group041.pngStrong corporate culture focused on innovation
  • group052.pngCore markets: Spain, México, Latin America, USA, Turkey, China
  • group061.pngCustomer as the center of our business

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