Contxto – Big moves mean big purchases, best exemplified by Colombian last-mile delivery startup Rappi. The thriving company recently bought out Mexican startup Payit. The investment terms were undisclosed.
Most likely, Rappi saw how the Mexican home delivery service earned MXN$100 million from transactions last year. At the same time, the Colombian startup also saw an opportunity for Rappi to improve its payment platform within the app.
Both firms now seem happy with the acquisition. On one hand, Rappi will inevitably improve its payment service. On the other, Payit will continue to see continuous growth and more sales in 2019.
“We want the experience of using the application to grow, for this my entire team joins Rappi to reinforce it,” said Martín Mexía, co-founder and
“We will be constantly innovating, for example, at this moment we are working to use the
balance within Rappi.” Payit
Matín Mexía, Payit’s founder and CEO
Users will still be able to download
We believe it was a smart move by Rappi, due to the increased competitiveness in the industry. Allowing users to improve the overall experience (especially through blockchain-powered payment systems) is certainly one way to stay on top of the food chain.