Katie Llanos-Small
Editor & Founder Iupana
Katie Llanos-Small is editor and founder of iupana, the only media publication dedicated to technology in financial services in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The iupana Fintech Tracker provides detailed, verified information on fintech startups from Latin America in a searchable platform. Additionally, iupana.com delivers exclusive, market-leading information on technology in financial services in Latin America, through news coverage and analysis articles.

Executives from banks, startups, investment firms and tech companies use iupana to understand the evolving opportunities, risks and trends in Latin American financial technology.

Before launching the publication, Katie spent a decade covering banking and finance in emerging markets globally, including as bank finance editor at Global Capital and editor in chief of LatinFinance. Over the course of her career, she has interviewed corporate, financial and political leaders from all over the world, including two sitting Presidents.

The experience gave her a deep understanding of how banking systems work and the financial dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean. It also showed her an opportunity: In Latin America, tech advances were changing not just finance, but society as a whole – and the revolution was scarcely being covered. Katie launched iupana in 2018 to address the need for deeper, more specialized reporting and analysis of how tech is transforming financial services and banking in Latin America and the Caribbean.