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The world of financial technology changes so quickly that we must always be ready for the next big thing.



Join our Fintech accelerator in Silicon Valley.



Our Fintech program combines a Fintech startup accelerator, venture capital, and a platform connecting forward-thinking corporations with world-class startups.

We run 3 month programs, twice a year for 25-30 Fintech startups. These are chosen by our venture team, our VC partners, and our corporate partners.

Startups are selected from around 1,000 fintech startup applications sourced from across the world every year.

If you are a corporation looking for innovation, or a startup disrupting the industry, get in touch today.


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Matthew Murphy

Investor, Entrepreneur and Marketer

Hugh Molotsi

Innovation Leader at Intuit @hughmolotsi

Dan Rosenbaum

Dan Rosenbaum

SVP, Head of Corporate Strategy, M&A, and Innovation at Bank of the West

Professional background in corporate strategy, systems analysis, banking, insurance, asset management/investing, and finance. Enjoy helping start-ups understand how financial services companies think, how to navigate amongst them, and how to improve a start-up’s value proposition.

Alyse Killeen

Venture Capital Investor

Arti Kuthiala

Arti Kuthiala

Innovation Network, Citi Ventures at Citi

Paul Appleton

Paul Appleton

EVP, Consumer Banking & Payments at Bank of the West

Paul Appleton leads consumer and small business lending, payments and deposits at Bank of the West. Based in San Francisco, he partners with and advises FinTech enterprises focused on disrupting and enhancing the traditional role of banks.

P. Bart Stephens

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Blockchain Capital LLC

Anish Srivastava

Entrepreneurial Executive

Zhiyong Zhao

Zhiyong Zhao

Global Strategic Partnerships at PayPal

David Carrico

CEO and Co-Founder at PrimeMind

John Donovan

Financial Technology Entrepreneur

Farshad Nowshadi

Farshad Nowshadi

VC/Mentor-Level39 London, VP eStrategy-Saman

With over 25 years of practical experience in Finance and Technology, Farshad is VP of Technological strategy at Saman Bank for 10 years, which today is one of the largest Banks in the Middle East with 4 Million customers, 250+ Branches and over 250,000 POS merchants. Farshad has helped the bank and its many technological sub-companies to significantly grow in value – the Bank went from a $10 Million company to a Multi-Billion $ Company.

Farshad can advise and support Internet Start-ups especially in areas of Financial Services, eCommerce, Mobile Payment solutions and CRM systems. Currently part of the Investment/Mentoring program at Lever 39 Canary Warf, one of Europe largest Fin/Tech start-up community and involved in some of the largest VC Tech and Accelerates in Europe, US and Iran.

For 20 years, Farshad has been one of the key consultants to Reuters Financial global services working as a consultant to global Banks (such as Deutsche Bank and Barclays), Stockbrokers and at Microsoft HQ. Furthermore, Farshad is the Author of a number of internationally-selling books on technology in the financial world and an Intentional Speaker on Technology and Finance. He has an M. Phil(Computing) from Sussex(UK) University.

Robert Claassen

Emerging Growth Advisor and Investor

Chris Sweis

Investor & Business Architect With A Passion For All Things Digital.

Kim Østergaard

Kim Østergaard

Head of Innovationa at Spar Nord

A 200 years old (un)traditional bank. Future Finance is the brand of Spar Nord Bank’s innovation strategy. It is also a movement within the bank. We believe that innovation actually can happen in an old bank – especially in collaboration with startups. We have launched three initiatives to ensure that Spar Nord will be relevant for customers - both today and tomorrow. Fx a venture capital arm of Spar Nord.

We have already made our first investments in Danish startups, however, we also invest globally. We only invest smart money which is why we always back an awesome team rather than a great idea. All initiatives that will benefit from a bank with many years of experience, several specialists and of course a bank license. As a mentor I can support you with business related questions, but also aspects within PSD2 and why Denmark could be the perfect launch pad to enter the European market.

Santi Subotovsky

Maxim Nazarov

Analyst at FinSight Ventures

Lee Jacobs

Venture Investor, advisor @AngelList and @500startups

Mircea Mihaescu

Dr. Mircea Mihaescu, P.Eng. General Partner at SBT Venture Capital

Jon Cholak

FinTech Investor, Mentor and Advisor

Bill Tai

Venture Capitalist, Educator & Athlete

Edward Yip

Consumer Internet Investments @ Norwest Venture Partners

Jaidev Shergill

Head of Capital One Ventures

Rick Yang

Partner at New Enterprise Associateshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/rickcyang

Avish Bhama

CEO of Mirror

Roger Meike

Technical Executive with a passion for creating new technologies and products

Dana Stalder

Early stage venture capital @ Matrix Partners

Jeff Garzik

Founder of Dunvegan Space Systems

William Koenig

EVP Group Head Corporate Banking & Capital Markets at Western Alliance Bank (NYSE: WAL)

Jonah Lupton

Lupton Media, Serenity, Nutraspire, InterCapital Group, ProDessert, Parabolic Ventures, bStrong, DealBurglar.

Anjney Midha

Founding Partner at KPCB Edge

Nareg DerManuelian

Investor at Citi Ventures

Dan Rosen

Founder & General Partner at Commerce Ventures

Chris Haroun

Partner at Artis Ventures│Software, Cloud and Infrastructure

Alexey Garyunov

Co Founder - FinSight Ventures

Wences Casares

Founder & CEO at Xapo

Constance Choi

Co-Founder at COALA & Blockchain Workshops

Maja Lapcevic

Senior Vice President, Citi Ventures

Jared Fliesler

General Partner at Matrix Partners

Victoria Cheng

VC at Citi Ventures, InSITE Board Member,

Adam Boutin

Principal - Capital One Ventures at Capital One

Matthew Roszak

Bitcoin - VC, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist - Founding Partner, Tally Capital

Jim Griffin

Currency Risk Management and Cross Border Payments Pro

Richard Webster

Richard Webster

Richard Webster is an entrepreneur and advisor to the financial services and FinTech communities.

Richard co-founded Monterey Labs, a company that designs, builds, and delivers innovative software products for financial institutions and micro-finance organizations in emerging markets. He also provides consulting services to firms in the financial services and FinTech markets.

Prior to founding Monterey Labs, Richard led Cisco’s global banking and payments solutions development practice. Previously, he directed Hewlett-Packard’s worldwide marketing and solution development efforts for the financial services industry.

Richard was Corporate Vice President - Marketing for Fiserv, Inc., a worldwide provider of information technology services to financial institutions. He has held management and marketing positions with NCR and The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Richard also served as CFO for a California financial institution.

Richard has an MBA, with emphasis in corporate finance, and a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and management. He has studied and traveled throughout the Middle East.

David Chen

Principal Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners

Alexander Marquez

Executive Vice President

Darwin Lui

Darwin Lui

Company: Independet

Darwin Lui is a product and experience leader with over 15 years in FinTech, delivering innovative products and services for companies like PayPal, Financial Engines, and Charles Schwab. As the digital lead for Ernst & Young's Digital Finance Advisory practice, Darwin was responsible for corporate strategy and product innovation for some of the world's largest banking, wealth management, and insurance companies.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Darwin was a product and design lead for PayPal's Innovation Lab and Innovation Showcase teams, tasked with developing concepts and prototypes around the future of commerce and payments. This includes leveraging and developing nascent technologies like IoT, AI, robotics, AR, VR, wearable, and smart devices.

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