LATAM • FINANCIAL SERVICES
MARCH 03, 2020
Martin has one arch-enemy in life and it’s cash. After studying in Canada and working in India, a consulting project with Accenture led him back to his home country, Mexico. Instead of returning to Canada, he decided to stay when the project ended. With a friend from university he started a software factory. While this company was doing well, he started to work on a problem he faced himself monthly: paying his rent, which included going to a bank. They published the tool and were surprised that other people used it for completely different purposes, such as paying back money that they owed to friends. This made them realize that cash flow was a bigger issue in Mexico than they had realized and it touched every facet of life. Recently, Martin’s startup Payit.mx was acquired by Rappi and the entrepreneur is now leading RappiPay Mexico, which gets him closer to his goal of going digital and killing cash.
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