Moni (IFC-38704)

  • Argentina
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 25, 2016
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 11, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 23, 2016

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Project Description
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The proposed project consists in an up to US$3 million equity investment in the Series B Equity Funding Round in Moni (“the Company”), a mobile wallet and financial services provider in Argentina to expand their operations that help to extend financial services to underbanked and increases efficiency in the country’s financial services market.
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
The project sponsors are Alejandro Estrada (Founder & co-CEO) and Juan Pablo Bruzzo (Founder and co-CEO). Alejandro Estrada was formerly CEO & Board Member of Banco Privado (sold to Banco Macro), Founder & Co-CEO of DineroMail, I-billionaire, and investor on several internet ventures. Juan Pablo Bruzzo was formerly Marketing VP at DeRemate, also co-Founder and co-CEO of Dinero Mail and an investor on several internet ventures.

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Local access to project documentation: Ale Estrada, co-CEO Juan Pablo Bruzzo, Co-CEO Finven Latam Inc. / Moni Patagones 2665, 5A Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel: +5411 5263 3647 For inquiries about the project: Leila Search, Investment Officer Financial Institutions Group IFC 2121 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20433 +1 202-473-7511 mailto:LSearch@IFC.ORG ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC/MIGA The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at

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