Fintech Innovation Platform



Our mission is to connect world-class startups with forward-thinking corporations devoted to innovation and improvement. Our Fintech program combines a Fintech startup accelerator, venture capital fund, and a large industry-specific network.



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We operate a 12-week program twice per year for 20-25 industry relevant startups. We filter through 1000+ applications and shortlist startups that are addressing the technology needs provided by our Corporate Partners prior to each batch. We run an intense selection process in collaboration with our partners to ensure the startups selected are meeting a specific need, increasing the chances of converting a pilot or POC.

With a clear focus on business development opportunities we operate a stage-agnostic program that’s free for all startups. Our goal is 3-5 meaningful introductions per startup per week with a mix of corporations, investors, and mentors; the ultimate objective is to convert at least one pilot or POC per startup. Based on traction over the 12 weeks, our ventures team makes selective investments in companies.

If you are a financial institution looking for a curated suite of solutions, or a startup enabling the advancement of banks, get in touch today.


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Robert Claassen

Robert Claassen

Emerging Growth Advisor and Investor

Chris Sweis

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.

Will Rose

Will Rose

Will Rose is an operator, advisor, investor, and founder who has spent the last decade helping startups go to market, scale teams, and grow revenues.

Santi Subotovsky

Santi Subotovsky

Maxim Nazarov

Maxim Nazarov

Analyst at FinSight Ventures

Daniel Chatelain

Daniel Chatelain

Managing Director, The BayPay Forum

Serial entrepreneur. Started several companies that were sold. One of them was backed by Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) funds. Another one raised $32M from Silicon Valley VCs. Been on several company boards. One of them (part of PnP) was acquired by BNP Paribas. Participated in several startups funding rounds involving a CVC. Mentor at 500 Startups on Fintech.

Benjamin Jorgensen

Benjamin Jorgensen

I have helped over 30 companies implement a sound narrative to help develop fundraising efforts, execute sales and marketing strategies, and articulate clear product roadmaps. Over the past several years, I have built businesses from advertising technology - Klick Push (acquired in 2015) to restaurants to meat distribution to blockchain. I have invested in over 15 businesses ranging from Augmented Reality, FinTech, restaurants, B2B hardware, and cryptocurrency. I believe that every business and industry can learn from one another and present secrets to unlocking abundance in their respective horizontal industries.

Lee Jacobs

Lee Jacobs

Venture Investor, advisor @AngelList and @500startups

Mircea Mihaescu

Mircea Mihaescu

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

Jon Cholak

Jon Cholak

FinTech Investor, Mentor and Advisor

Miroslav Lysyuk

Miroslav Lysyuk

Product Management + Design + Growth, Thinktiv

Product-oriented mentor with expertise in applying Product Design, Market Research, and Data Analytics across all phases of product building to generate Product Market fit and Growth. Previous projects span cybersecurity, social media, autonomous driving, e-commerce, content publishing, AI/chatbot services, and online education. Product Strategy & Design, Branding, and Marketing.

Benjamin Saul

Benjamin Saul

I represent banks, non-banks, fintech and regtech companies of all sizes in a wide-range of matters, with particular expertise in retail banking and consumer financial services issues. I have a full scope practice that includes handling regulatory, enforcement, litigation and transactional matters for such clients. Of special relevance to startups, may be my work advising on product/service design (in light of regulatory requirements).

Bill Tai

Bill Tai

Venture Capitalist, Educator & Athlete

Edward Yip

Edward Yip

Consumer Internet Investments @ Norwest Venture Partners

Jaidev Shergill

Jaidev Shergill

Head of Capital One Ventures

Bo Begole

Bo Begole

Huawei Technologies Machine Learning, Media Technologies and User Interaction R&D Leader

Dr. Bo Begole has led teams to create new technologies in major corporate R&D labs including Xerox PARC, Sun Labs, Samsung and Huawei. His work has created new business opportunities for corporations by developing technologies in machine learning, context-based recommendation engines, predictive behavior modeling, intelligent agents, computer vision, advertising and immersive media.

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Andrea is founder and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory and a global governance, risk, ethics, reputation and compliance strategist to businesses (from start-up to Fortune 10), non-profits and governments. She assists start-ups with critical early-stage, value-creating advice in these areas. She is Ethics Advisor to the Puerto Rico Financial Oversight Board, a board member and author of The Reputation Risk Handbook (2014); Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance (2016) and co-author of The Artificial Intelligence Imperative (2018). She was born and raised in Europe and previously held senior executive roles at global media, tech and infrastructure companies (Bertelsmann, Verint and PSEG).

Rick Yang

Rick Yang

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

Avish Bhama

Avish Bhama

CEO of Mirror

Roger Meike

Roger Meike

Technical Executive with a passion for creating new technologies and products

Jeffrey Reitman

Jeffrey Reitman

Principal, Nyca Partners

Prior to joining Nyca, Jeffrey was an Associate within J.P. Morgan’s Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group, focusing on the Specialty Finance sector. In his previous role, Jeffrey worked on transformative transactions such as Navient’s $7.3bn spin-off from Sallie Mae and Synchrony Financial’s $2.9bn IPO. Before J.P. Morgan, Jeffrey was a Co-founder, Board Member, and the Chief Technology Officer of GXStudios, Inc., a media and entertainment company responsible for creating massively multiplayer web-based games. Jeffrey received his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his BA from Yale University.

Dana Stalder

Dana Stalder

Early stage venture capital @ Matrix Partners

Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik

Founder of Dunvegan Space Systems

William Koenig

William Koenig

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

Randy Fernando

Randy Fernando

CEO, Vault

Vault CEO and Founder Randy Fernando is responsible for igniting a movement to bring financial service and literacy tools to a segment of the population that has been widely underserved. With a background in finance and investments from JPMorgan, Randy had a particular frustration that proper financial advice was only reserved for the affluent. His dream was to build a company that would allow all customers, regardless of how much they have or how much they make, to access tools that would allow them to have a better future.

Jonah Lupton

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

Anjney Midha

Founding Partner at KPCB Edge

Nareg DerManuelian

Nareg DerManuelian

Investor at Citi Ventures

Cory Isaacson

Cory Isaacson

Advisor, Extraordinary Re

Most recently I was CTO of Risk Management Solutions, helping to turn around a major software project. Earlier in my career I started and built several startups, ran a division of a public company (Rogue Wave Software), and have been through 5 software acquisitions. Currently I'm working on two new startups of my own in the InsurTech space, and am interested in helping other entrepreneurs achieve great success.

Dan Rosen

Dan Rosen

Founder & General Partner at Commerce Ventures

Chris Haroun

Chris Haroun

Partner at Artis Ventures│Software, Cloud and Infrastructure

Alexey Garyunov

Alexey Garyunov

Co Founder - FinSight Ventures

Joe Lynam

Joe Lynam

Co-founder & CEO, xPressTap

Joe is a product focused fin-tech executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building startups and executing strategies for growth companies in payments, digital commerce, mobile technology and financial services. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of xPressTap, leading a team of entrepreneurs and engineers building a disruptive payment platform and APIs designed to turn every smart phone into a mobile POS terminal. Prior to xPressTap Joe founded PaymentOne Corp. (DBA PayOne) and VRS Billing Systems (Acquired by AT&T). Under his direct leadership as CEO, Joe grew the company to greater than $35 million in ARR and accounted for more than $3 billion in retail payments by its fourth year of operation.

Joe holds 11 patents supporting his work in mobile commerce, mobile wallets, data analytics and authentication technologies. He is an Inc. 500 alumnus and oft-requested speaker and commentator at industry events and leading media journals such as Business Week, Forbes, Bloomberg, AdWeek, CBS MarketWatch, Investor's Business Daily, CNN and others.

Joe graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelors of Science and Commerce degree.

Wences Casares

Wences Casares

Founder & CEO at Xapo

Constance Choi

Constance Choi

Co-Founder at COALA & Blockchain Workshops

Maja Lapcevic

Maja Lapcevic

Senior Vice President, Citi Ventures

Angus Champion de C...

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Angus Champion de Crespigny

Financial Services Blockchain Leader, EY

Engineer-turned-financial services consultant. Helping turn blockchain innovations into useful enterprise products, working across many areas including identity, regulatory, financial services, health, supply chain and IoT. I can assist startups in making their businesses enterprise and financial services friendly.

Jared Fliesler

Jared Fliesler

General Partner at Matrix Partners

Victoria Cheng

Victoria Cheng

VC at Citi Ventures, InSITE Board Member,

Adam Boutin

Adam Boutin

Principal - Capital One Ventures at Capital One

Tony Ng

Tony Ng

Since 2001, Mandra Capital has built a vast network in both US and China and has been instrumental in bringing our portfolio companies to various degrees of success from IPOs to M&As. Prior to Mandra Capital, Tony has 10+ years of operational cross-border experience between USA and Asia.

Matthew Roszak

Matthew Roszak

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

Jim Griffin

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.

Parker Crockford

Parker Crockford

Working in startups for the past 10 years helping technical products/founders discover how to develop revenue. My focus is now on regulated businesses that are providing a service/product and need helping defining their Go To Market, Sales Strategy, New Markets or anything that drive revenue.

David Chen

Principal Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners

Alexander Marquez

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.

Ho Nam

Ho Nam

Co-founder and managing director of Altos Ventures. 20+ years of experience as a lead investor and board member of startups that have grown from zero to $100M+ in revenue.

Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy

Investor, Entrepreneur and Marketer

Hugh Molotsi

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.

John Clark

John Clark

John Clark leads Business Development efforts for Long Ridge Equity Partners. Long Ridge is a private equity firm that focuses on growth capital investment opportunities in a range of financial sub-sectors including financial technology, business services, wealth management, and specialty finance. At Long Ridge, John focuses on cultivating and managing relationships with technology companies across business verticals and size, ranging from startups to established financial companies.

Alyse Killeen

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.

Lamya Alaoui

Lamya Alaoui

Lamya Alaoui is a Behavioral Consultant with 14+ years corporate background in Talent Acquisition. She designs and leads workshops to help startups improve their efficiency, master negotiation skills and grow their business by understanding how behavioral dimensions influence interactions.

P. Bart Stephens

P. Bart Stephens

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Blockchain Capital LLC

Anish Srivastava

Anish Srivastava

Entrepreneurial Executive

Zhiyong Zhao

Zhiyong Zhao

Global Strategic Partnerships at PayPal

Bonnie Ruf

Bonnie Ruf

Bonnie Ruf is a UX designer, product leader, and startup advisor. She's currently leading new product development at Envoy, previously she managed product & design team at Capital One. Bonnie has designed & shipped product to millions of users at 3 startups (2 got acquired). She has studied IoT product design at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and design thinking at Stanford d. school.

David Carrico

David Carrico

CEO and Co-Founder at PrimeMind

John Donovan

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.

Murray Newlands

Murray Newlands

I advice 2 funds about investing and have had a number of startups of my own.
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