Brazil QI Tech Raises $200M Series B

Brazil QI Tech Raises $200M Series B

QI Tech, the first Direct Credit Company (SCD) approved by the Brazilian Central Bank, announced an investment of US$200 million (R$1 billion) in a Series B round led by General Atlantic, with participation from existing investor Across Capital, which is doubling its initial investment in the company.

QI Tech plans to leverage the new capital to further expand its leading product position and explore strategic M&A opportunities.

Founded in 2018 by Pedro Mac Dowell, Marcelo Bentivoglio, and Marcelo Buosi, QI Tech is transforming the credit market by simplifying the loan process, with a mission to decentralize credit away from major banks. QI Tech offers a comprehensive set of APIs that allows any business to offer financial products to its customers.

The company’s “one-stop-shop” solution provides digital registration tools, data validation, credit scoring, digital account opening, wire transfers, Pix, bank slips, and credit underwriting for various sectors of the economy. To complete the range of services offered, QI Tech also holds a brokerage license (DTVM), used to structure, administer, and safeguard investment funds in credit rights (FIDC). The fintech holds a top-tier Fitch rating of A+ (bra).

Pedro Mac Dowell

Pedro Mac Dowell

“This new partnership lays the foundation for the size of the opportunity we are pursuing. We plan to use the new capital to strengthen our leadership position in Brazil, keeping an eye on potential local opportunities and executing an aggressive growth strategy for each business unit,”

continued Pedro Mac Dowell, founder and CEO of QI Tech.

In 2021, after two years of operation, QI Tech raised a Series A round of US$50 million (R$270 million at the time), led by the Sovereign Investment Fund of Singapore (GIC). The company has been profitable since its first year of operation.

Luiz Ribeiro

Luiz Ribeiro

Luiz Ribeiro, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Brazil office at General Atlantic, added,

“We have tracked QI Tech for several years and are impressed by the vision of the leadership team. By building native connectivity with the national financial system, as well as through a modular API, QI Tech has enabled the development of credit, payment, and banking solutions for a range of asset managers, corporates, and fintechs. As digital payments and credit adoption in Brazil continues to accelerate, QI Tech is capturing an exciting opportunity to power high-quality financial infrastructure for their customers. We look forward to supporting the company in its continued expansion.”

“In a world where fintechs continue to proliferate and companies want to offer financial solutions to their end customers, we create opportunities for these businesses to offer a complete range of financial products, increasing engagement with their customers and also creating new revenue streams,”

Mac Dowell added.

QI Tech engaged J.P. Morgan as its leading placement agent, Vinci Partners as its financial advisor, and Freitas e Leite Advogados as its legal counsel.


Featured image credit: Luiz Ribeiro, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Brazil office at General Atlantic and Pedro Mac Dowell, founder and CEO of QI Tech

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