SERGE ELKINER of Yellow Pepper – Navigating the Miami Startup Ecosystem

Serge Elkiner

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Serge Elkiner is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of YellowPepper,an innovative company that provides mobile-banking and payment solutions across Latin America. Under Serge’s leadership, YellowPepper is revolutionizing the banking and payments industry by making mobile payments a reality.
His unique vision is bearing fruit forging partnerships with major banks, financial institutions and business enterprises alike. Across the region,YellowPepper currently provides financial services to more than five million monthly users. On the heels of YellowPepper’s success in the Latin American mobile banking space, Serge moved the headquarters to Miami, Florida in 2012.Under his tutelage, the company recently raised a $15 million Series Cventure round, bringing the total funding to $33 million. Overall efforts now support the sharpening of the company’s focus on the mobile payments industry with the launch of its latest product Yepex.
Serge was co-founder and CEO of CorQuest Medical, a company that specializes in developing medical equipment and technologies to facilitate minimally invasive cardiac surgical procedures, which sold to Cardio3 BioSciences, a publicly traded Belgian company, in 2014.
Prior to YellowPepper, Serge served as Vice President of Business Development at HelloTech Technologies, an Israeli firm providing remote monitoring and mobile payment solutions for vending machines.
Born and raised in Brussels, Serge earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston University.