Brazil’s BizCapital raises $12M in a Series B

LatamListBizCapital, a Brazilian SME online lender, has just raised a Series B financing round of $12M led by the German development finance institution DEG, a subsidiary of KfW Group. MELI Fund, the Corporate Venture Capital Fund of MercadoLivre, also joined the round. 

The company raised a Seed Round in January 2018 from Monashees, Chromo Invest, and 42K Investments. In September 2018, in Series A financing, it raised $5M led by Quona Capital. Current investors have also joined the Series B round.

The capital raised will be directed at accelerating the development of new product offerings to Brazilian SMEs, as well as to continue developing new distribution channels. 

“What we aim to achieve with these new resources is to continue helping entrepreneurs during the entire lifecycle of their companies. With the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, BizCapital continues to support companies with an increasingly active role,” said Francisco Ferreira, the CEO and Co-Founder at BizCapital.

The fintech has already served more than 5,000 customers in more than 1,200 Brazilian cities. Since its inception, BizCapital has grown at a rapid pace, with its mission to reduce red tape in the Brazilian SME lending market, offering entrepreneurs a fast and reliable way to access financing for working capital and growth. 

“BizCapital’s tech-driven business model as an online lender enables an innovative, efficient, and effective way of providing financing to SMEs that are the backbone of the Brazilian economy,” said Felix Schneider, the Vice President of DEG FinTechs Global Markets.

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