About us

Rewiring the DNA in banking

SC Ventures is a business unit that provides the platform & catalyst for Standard Chartered to promote innovation, invest in disruptive financial technology and explore alternative business models

eXellerator

Facilitate innovation & culture change within the Bank & ecosystem partners

Investment

Invest in validated fintech to develop future tech capabilities

Ventures

Create new business models as independent business ventures

eXellerator

Drive innovation and culture change internally and changing the way the Bank serves clients

Innovation ecosystems across our markets

We have six eXellerator labs in Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Kenya, Shanghai & one scouting location in San Francisco

They facilitate business units and clients' adoption of innovation & fintech solutions using Human Centered Design, lean & agile methodology

Intrapreneurprogramme

An innovation platform within the Bank providing employees with the resources and tools to bring their ideas to life.

Our SC Innovate ideation platform for staff to submit ideas or respond to published business challenges.

SC VenturesFintech Bridge

Our platform connecting startups, investors, ecosystem partners and our corporate clients

Facilitated by the proof of concept framework which enables fintech partners start a POC in the Bank within two weeks

Go to Fintech Bridge

22,000+

SC innovate members

2000+

Ideas submitted

1300+

Fintech engaged & evaluated

700+

Fintech Bridge members

Investment Fund

Integrate technologies and capabilities into the Bank and ventures to drive speed and scale

$100M

Fund (USD)

$0.5 -5M

Ticket size (USD)

7

Fintechs in portfolio

Mandate

Technology companies that are
relevant to Standard Chartered

Fund

Focus on series B+ companies globally

Governance

Consist of investment committee and independent advisors

Ventures

Provide optionality and potentially new sources of revenues for the Bank and our clients through Joint Ventures

30+

Business ventures

8

Accelerated / Commercialisation

9

Incubation

Themes

Related to but not restricted to financial services, underpinned by demographics / trends

Market

Mostly in Standard Chartered’s footprint, however not restricted by the Group’s strategy

Proposition

Commercially viable and investible business

Governance

Eventually a separate legal entity with own board & under SC Ventures Committee for risk governance

Ownership

Seed and VC type funding by the Group, expected to attract strategic / financial investors over long term

Linkage with the Group

Not directly solving for existing Group business - a venture can leverage clients, infrastructure, people, licensing etc