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    • March

      After experiencing frustration with banking services in Brazil, David Vélez sets out to build a new financial services startup in Brazil and raises USD $2 million as seed investment from Sequoia Capital and Kaszek Ventures.

      May

      David Vélez partners with Cristina Junqueira and Edward Wible to co-found Nubank with the mission of fighting complexity to empower people.

    • April

      Nubank starts testing its first product, a no-fee credit card that is fully managed by a digital app. After less than a year of development, the card is launched in Nubank’s hallmark purple and the first transaction takes place.

      September

      Nubank credit card is released to the public.

      In the same month, Nubank raises its Series A: USD $15 million - Investors: Sequoia Capital and Kaszek Ventures.

    • January

      Nubank moves from a small “casinha” to a three-story office building at Brigadeiro Luís Antônio Avenue in São Paulo.

      March

      Nubank is voted the Most Innovative Company by Latam Founders.

      May

      Nubank raises its Series B: USD $30 million - Investors: Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital, Kaszek Ventures and QED.

      December

      Series C: USD $52 million - Investors: Founders Fund, Tiger Global, Sequoia Capital and Kaszek Ventures.

      Nubank is voted the Most Innovative App by the App Store.

    • January

      Nubank moves to an eight-story building in the Pinheiros neighborhood in São Paulo.

      May

      The company wins the Marketers That Matter Award from Sage Group, Silicon Valley and voted Best B2C Company by Latam Founders.


      July


      Nubank chosen by Interbrand for its Breakthrough Brands List

    • August

      Voted one of the Best Companies to Work by Great Places to Work Brazil.
    • December

      Nubank raises Series D: USD $80 million - Investors: DST Global, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund and Tiger Global.
    • January

      Voted Best Card by clients on CVA Solutions research.
    • March

      Named for second consecutive year the best B2C company by Latam Founders.
      October
    • October

      Nubank launches its second product, a fully digital savings account.
    • December

      Nubank opens a tech hub in Berlin, Germany.
    • March

      Series E: USD $150 million - Investors: DST Global, QED Investors, Redpoint Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Dragoneer Investment Group, Thrive Capital.

      With this funding round, Nubank becomes a Unicorn.

    • May

      New app design release.

      Nubank releases its first advertising campaign: "The New Always Comes".

    • June

      Nubank rolls out its digital account to customers across Brazil. In the subsequent months, Nubank reaches 100% of the country’s municipalities, enabling still more people to access financial services.
    • September

      Voted the Most Desired Company to Work For by LinkedIn Top Startups Award.
    • October

      Raised USD $90 million through an investment by China’s Tencent.
    • December

      Debit function release for Nubank’s digital account users.
    • February

      New product launched: Nubank Personal Loan.

      Voted Latin America's Most Innovative Company by Fast Company Magazine.

    • March

      Voted Best Brazilian Bank by Forbes magazine.
    • May

      Nubank begins executing  its international expansion plan with the launch of Nu Mexico.

      Voted Brazilians’ Preferred Credit Card in CardMonitor Survey.

    • July

      Began testing a new product, digital accounts for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  

      Nubank raises Series F: USD $400 million - Investors: TCV, Tencent, DST Global, Sequoia Capital, Dragoneer, Ribbit Capital and Thrive Capital.

    • January

      Nubank completes  its first acquisition, the software consulting firm Plataformatec.
    • March

      Nu Mexico  issues its first credit cards in the country.
    • April

      Nubank enters the ranking of companies with the best reputations in Brazil and joins the list of the 100 businesses that most stood out for their corporate behavior, according to the Corporate Reputation Business Monitor (Merco).
    • June

      Voted Best Brazilian Bank by Forbes magazine.
    • September

      Nubank enters the investment sector with the acquisition of Easynvest, Brazil’s leading digital investment platform.

      Elected one of the Most Ethical Companies in Brazil by Virtuous Company, which takes into account criteria such as trust, empathy and freedom of speech.

      Acquisition of Cognitect, the American company that created the programming language Clojure and Datomic. Cognitec is a leading company in the software engineering market.

      Nubank launches operations in Colombia under the name Nu

    • October

      Instant payment solution PIX is introduced in Brazil and Nubank reaches the 6 million mark of customers with registered Pix keys, leading the market.
    • December

      Nubank wins, for the fourth consecutive year, the Época Negócios Reclame Aqui Award and takes the 1st place trophy in the  Digital Banks and Cards category.

      Nubank launches Life Insurance offering.

    • January

      Series G – USD $400 million. Investors: GIC, Whale Rock and Invesco. Nubank  becomes one of the five most valuable financial institutions in Latin America.

    • February

      Nu credit card released in Colombia.

      Guaranteed Credit Card released, a gateway for those who want a Nubank credit card.

      Voted one of Brazil’s most loved brands  according to eCGlobal market research platform.

    • March

      Nubank reaches 35MM customer mark.

      Semente Preta is launched, a seed capital investment fund focused on supporting businesses founded or led by black people.

      Voted one of 40 companies with the best reputation in Brazil in Corporate Reputation Business Monitor’s (Merco) list.

    • April

      Nubank joins TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies ranking.

      Release of investment functionality within the app, with three funds in the testing phase.

      Voted Best Financial Institution in Brazil for the 3rd consecutive year by Forbes magazine.

      NuCommunity, our dedicated forum in which customers exchange ideas, ask questions and help each other out, reaches more than  270,000 users in only two years.

    • May

      Nubank receives investment from Base10, a fund that supports companies that have a social impact.

      Named to CNBC Disruptor 50 as one of the 50 companies that are transforming the economy and people's lives,and the only Latin American company on the prestigious 2021 list.

      On its 8th anniversary, Nubank launches a new brand identity that reflects the evolution of the brand.

    • June

      Nubank raises an extension to its Series G, amounting to a total of USD $1.15 billion. In this round, Nubank welcomes Berkshire Hathaway with an investment of USD $500 million as well as other renowned investors.

      Nubank reaches 40 million customer mark.

      Nubank ranked by Merco as one of the 100 best companies in Brazil.

    • July

      Nubank launches Ultravioleta, a premium category credit card with an innovative design, made of metal and with exclusive benefits.

      Nubank partners with Remessa Online, one of the main international transfer platforms in Brazil, allowing customers to make global transfers vía the Nubank app.

      Launch of Nu Ultravioleta investment funds.

    • August

      Following its acquisition, Easynvest is fully integrated and rebranded as NuInvest.

      Focused on solutions for e-commerce, Nubank acquires Spin Pay, a digital payment platform.

      Apple Pay is launched for millions of Nubank clients.

    • September

      Nubank announces a strategic partnership with Creditas, to expand its partner’s products to its customer base.

      Nubank reaches milestone of 1MM clients  benefiting from its small business and entrepreneurs offering.

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Today Nubank is one of the Word's Largest Digital Banking Platforms with over 40 million customers in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia.

We have an NPS in the 90s and products that span the five financial seasons: Spending, Savings, Investing, Borrowing, Protecting.

We welcome on average 1.4 million new customers per month (in three months ended June 30, 2021).

We believe we have saved customers $4.5 billion in bank fees and over 100 million hours in wait time.

“Movido a capital de risco e uma plataforma de negócios digital, o Nubank lidera uma safra de unicórnios que já nasce com ambição global e capacidade de desafiar concorrentes tradicionais.”

Época NegóciosExternal Link

“Nubank serves unbanked or underserviced citizens in Brazil — about 30% of the population — and this approach can be extremely profitable because there are many more clients available.”

Tech CruchExternal Link

“Vélez e seus sócios — a brasileira Cristina Junqueira e o americano Edward Wible —reconhecem que a velocidade com que o Nubank deixou o papel e virou uma empresa avaliada em US$ 30 bilhões foi muito acima do que o imaginado no melhor dos sonhos.”

O GloboExternal Link

“Nubank, Latin America’s largest fintech company, is helping millions jump barriers by offering a variety of financial services via its smartphone app”

TIMEExternal Link

“David Vélez set out to kill off the fat fees and lousy service of Brazil’s big banks. The operation succeeded beyond his wildest dreams: Today, his no-fee Nubank is the most valuable digital bank in the world.”

ForbesExternal Link

“O presidente da Associação Brasileira de Fintechs (ABFintechs), Diego Perez, explica que o Nubank pretende usar o mesmo "encantamento" de experiência do usuário, marca da empresa para conquistar tantos clientes em tão pouco tempo, mas desta vez com as camadas mais altas.”

EstadãoExternal Link

“Todo lo que tuvo que hacer Nu es darle al cliente su lugar, no un boleto de número en la fila."

El FinancieroExternal Link

“O público feminino vem aproveitando as facilidades que a fintech oferece em três dimensões: sentiu um aumento na autopercepção de controle financeiro pessoal; vê uma clara contribuição a sua independência financeira o acesso aos serviços; e, no caso das empreendedoras, quase metade das clientes pessoas jurídicas teve acesso pela primeira vez a serviços financeiros para seus negócios, o que vem contribuindo para seu crescimento.”

Valor Econômico External Link

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