Augusto Ruiz-Tagle

Co-Founder, Destacame


Latin America




Augusto is Co-founder of Destácame, the first behavior-based credit score in Latin America that aggregates utility and other alternative data to give access to credit to the unbanked.

He has worked in both the financial and real world. First, he structured derivatives to decrease financial risk of companies. Then, he was director of international sales at the biggest Chilean forestry company and worked as management consultant advising companies in several industries in Latin America. He has led different social programs ranging from education to building schools and houses in remote villages in Chile.

Augusto holds a BS in Civil Engineering at Universidad Católica in 2007 and a MBA degree from Sloan MIT. He is happily married and father of 2 girls.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020