Kushki is a payments infrastructure company that create modern, efficient and secure payment solutions, capable of accelerating a business or opening new markets.

Kushki aims to help make it easier for businesses across LATAM to send and receive/process digital payments.

Kushki was founded in 2017 by Aron Schwarzkopf, Daniela Espinosa, Jose Santacruz, Madeleine Clavijo Verjel, Melissa Castro & Sebastian Castro.. The company is headquartered in Quito, Ecuador, and has operations in Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Chile.


Kushki offers clients an integrated payments platform for physical stores, e-commerce, and m-commerce. The startup’s API standardizes the ecosystem’s fragmented payments landscape, including credit and debit cards, bank transfers, and cash networks with over 300,000 physical points of payment.


Kushki has “hundreds” of customers, including Telefónica, Claro, Credijusto, Colombian on-demand delivery unicorn Rappi, Santander and others.


Kushki is backed by Kaszek Ventures, Clocktower Ventures, SoftBank Latin America Fund, DILA Capital, Magma Partners, Conexo, and others. The company raised $100M in a Series B extension round on Jun 07, 2022. This brings Kushki's total funding to $194M to date. The latest round mints Kushki a unicorn with a valuation of $1.5B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $194M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1.6B as of Jun 07, 2022
  • City/Town: Quito
  • State: Pichincha
  • Country: Ecuador
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