After over a decade of working in Latin America, we have witnessed the region’s vast improvement in infrastructure – particularly in connectivity. This and the continued increase of foreign investment led to a new surge of innovative, digital services. Yet, at the same time, most international companies struggle to extend their foothold and make their services truly accessible.
We are experienced in building market leaders in the payment space in Brazil, such as PagSeguro (NYSE: PAGS) and MercadoPago, the payments-arm of MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI). These have proven to be an invaluable growth-catalyst for local companies in both the online and offline payments landscape across most of South and Central America.
epag was created to provide full access to the region from afar. In a region where local particularities are the rule – maneuvering the complexity of local regulations and taxation can be difficult waters for international merchants to navigate.
We want to bridge the gap between Latin America and the rest of the world, providing merchants with a technology platform with the same level of functionality that is expected and common in most developed markets. While allowing the user to pay in ways familiar and with means accessible to them.
We do this, because we believe in truly open markets and that any person in the world should have equal opportunities to access goods and services.
We look forward to welcoming you as our partners on this journey.
Ricardo Dortas Schönhofen, Co-founder & CEO