PitchIt Podcast #17: Antonio Diaz of Dapp

In episode 17 of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast we talk with Dapp Co-Founder & CEO Antonio Pelaez Diaz.

Dapp is a payment wallet that uses QR codes and biometrics to make payments faster and more secure for Mexicans. One of the things I love about fintech is how much innovation is taking place all over the world. Mexico, and LatAm more generally, is one of those places that fintech is taking off.

Dapp is a fascinating story as they are creating a payments ecosystem outside the traditional payments rails. Users and merchants can use digital wallets to send money or pay for purchases. Antonio explains how the Dapp ecosystem works, why this payments ecosystem has eliminated the fear of fraud, trying times early on in the pandemic, raising capital, and a whole lot more. I hope you enjoy the show.

In this podcast you will learn:

  • Antonio’s founder story
  • The new payments ecosystem Dapp is creating
  • The importance of QR codes
  • Passwordless sign in can eliminate fraud
  • Dapp has yet to see a case of fraud
  • Crypto is growing rapidly in LatAm
  • Dapp’s tech is crypto friendly
  • How they grew from 100 merchants to 25,000 in one year
  • Dapp is in a pilot with UnionPay for Asia users who travel to Mexico
  • Antonio recommends The Code of an Extraordinary Mind and The Miracle Morning
  • And more…

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  • Todd Anderson

    Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.