Perspectives

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. 

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.

Flourish Focus: Apollo Agriculture

August 26, 2021
Flourish Focus a series featuring 1:1 exchanges with fintech innovators around the world.