Perspectives

Celebrating Female Fintech Mavericks

We’re halfway through March Women’s History Month and in the spirit of this year’s theme #breakthebias we reached out to Female Fintech Mavericks and asked them two questions: 1) How do you encourage other women to pursue careers in fintech and 2) Who are fellow female mavericks you admire and who are living proof of the bias being broken. Here are three themes we picked up on.

Global Venture Capital Firm Flourish Expands Team and Regional Efforts

This year, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re expanding our efforts and expertise across new international markets by adding four exceptional team members who each bring deep technology, finance, and local market expertise along with a passion to create a more fair and equitable financial system.

Finally, An Operating System for Brazil’s Corner Stores

Why We Invested in Mercê do Bairro
Just as in every major economy, big box grocery stores and e-commerce are disrupting Brazil’s retail market, creating new retail channels that have the potential to threaten the small mom-and-pop stores that traditionally serve large segments of the consumer base.

“We Are on Life Support” – Stories of Small Business Resilience During COVID

A Firsthand Documentary Film by NPR’s “Out of the Blocks”

When COVID-19 first hit, Flourish responded, and we sought to uncover the stories of people hit hardest by the economic shock. So did journalist Aaron Henkin, whose award-winning podcast Out of the Blocks has told the stories of American neighborhoods for over a decade. 

Global VC Flourish launches Madica, an Africa-focused program to back pre-seed stage startups [TechCrunch]

Access to funding and lack of support systems are some of the greatest challenges faced by startup founders in sub-Saharan Africa. And while venture capital and founder support programs within the continent are growing, a lot still remains to be done to meet the financing, technology and social capital needs of the especially marginalized groups like women founders.

Celebrating Our Founders

December 14, 2021
Here's to the founders, partners, and thought leaders who are building a fair financial system to empower people

Flourish Focus: Mercê do Bairro

December 9th, 2021
Find out how Brazil’s fintech start up Mercê do Bairro recently raised a $10 million Series A round with a vision to deliver an embedded finance platform that empowers small business owners.

FTS Fest Hall of Fame 21

November 10, 2021
Managing partner Tilman Ehrbeck reflects on the evolution of FinTech and what the future holds.

Flourish Embedded Finance: Plug-ins

Oct. 28, 8:30pm PDT | Oct. 29, 9:00am IST
More and more non-bank businesses—such as fintech companies, retailers, small businesses, and manufacturers—are now offering online financial products within their apps to better serve customers.

Flourish Focus: Jetty

October 7, 2021
A conversation with Mike Rudoy, co-founder and CEO of Jetty.com—a high growth fintech start up that just raised a $23M funding round co-led by Citi and Flourish Ventures.