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BitPagos

Bringing easy electronic payments to Latin America

News and Press

BitPagos, now Ripio, lands $1.9M to promote financial inclusion in South America using bitcoin

TechCrunch • Jan. 5, 2017

BitPagos, a bitcoin and digital payments startup that was a Battlefield finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2016, has closed a $1.9 million Series A round to expand its services in its native South America.

BitPagos uses the blockchain to enable credit for online payments in emerging markets

TechCrunch • May 13, 2016

The Buenos Aires-based company, which has raised funding from Draper Associates, Digital Currency Group and others, started out offering a bitcoin wallet which, like others, enabled consumers to turn currency into bitcoin and vice versa, while also paying for goods online using bitcoin.

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Founders / Key Team

Sebastian Serrano
Sebastian Serrano
CEO & Co-Founder

Prior to BitPagos, Sebastian worked on multiple FinTech projects including Paymentez, Metatiendas (a SaaS ecommerce platform), and moni.com.ar (an online lending platform). He has also led the devsAr.com development team, working for high-profile clients and deliver first class products using web and mobile technologies for many US startups. Sebastian's first experience programming was at the age of 7 and since high school helped build the first Internet Service Provider in his hometown in Patagonia. He received his B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA from Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Luciana Gruzchezkna
Luciana Gruzchezkna
COO & Co-Founder

Prior to BitPagos, Luciana co-founded devsAr with Sebastian, a technical consulting company specializing in web and mobile application development for clients around the world. She received her MBA from Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

Javier Perez Santoro
Javier Perez Santoro
Head of Business Development

Prior to BitPagos, Javier was former sales at Paymentez, Dineromail, and Vostu. Javier received his degree in UI/UX design from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional.

David Garcia
David Garcia
SVP of Corporate and Regional Development

Prior to BitPagos, David has worked in the internet industry for the last decade in the online payment ecosystem, ranging from QBien.com, Paymentez, and DineroMail. His speciality lies in business development plans, building management teams, setting up operations in the main LatAm countries, taking care of the company revenue goals and making plans and ideas become reality. David recently became a Bitcoin Certified Professional (CBP 2014) and is a fanatic supporter of Bitcoin.

																		Antonio Ceraso 
Antonio Ceraso 
Lead Developer

Prior to BitPagos, Antonio worked at devsAr, a technical consulting company specializing in web and mobile application development for clients around the world. He was also previously a backend developer and former security consultant for Banco Patagonia.