Scaling Breakthrough Business Models, Together

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

30+

New Ventures

2500+

FinTech Bridge community

21

Portfolio Companies

4+

Years of Journey

Rewiring the DNA in Banking

About Us

Driving Transformation

Our Business

Community Engagement

FinTech Bridge

Our Themes

Considering changing global dynamics, we have developed high conviction themes which reimagine how banks will serve society.

Digital banking and lifestyle

Finance needs to be an integrated component of digital lifestyles for it to be efficient in addressing consumers’ needs

Online economy and payments

The rise and integration of the online economy is a key driver for economic growth, which banks must fully enable

SMEs and world trade

World trade is a crucial engine for global welfare and GDP growth, but SMEs still struggle with inclusion with the global economy and access to the financial system

Digital assets

Digital assets are here to stay but in need of a sustainable and safe infrastructure, which banks are well positioned to provide

Capabilities as a service

Banks have expertise in building core capabilities and processes, which could be leveraged commercially

Sustainability and inclusion

Corporates and banks have the opportunity to fully integrate sustainability and financial inclusion into their business models

Ventures

Minority Investments

Digital banking and lifestyle

Finance needs to be an integrated component of digital lifestyles for it to be efficient in addressing consumers’ needs


Ventures


Minority Investments

Online economy and payments

The rise and integration of the online economy is a key driver for economic growth, which banks must fully enable


Ventures


Minority Investments

SMEs and world trade

World trade is a crucial engine for global welfare and GDP growth, but SMEs still struggle with inclusion with the global economy and access to the financial system


Ventures


Minority Investments

Digital assets

Digital assets are here to stay but in need of a sustainable and safe infrastructure, which banks are well positioned to provide


Ventures


Minority Investments

Capabilities as a service

Banks have expertise in building core capabilities and processes, which could be leveraged commercially


Ventures


Minority Investments

Sustainability and inclusion

Corporates and banks have the opportunity to fully integrate sustainability and financial inclusion into their business models


Ventures


Minority Investments

how we operate

The whole is greater than the sum of our parts

SC Ventures is designed and structured such that the combination of key pillars enable the transformational impact.

Ventures

Build and scale new business models involving banking and financial services

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Investment

Cement relationships via minority stakes in fintechs and partners

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FinTech Bridge

Access a powerful community of fintechs to address business challenges

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Intrapreneurship

Bringing innovation to corporates and SMEs through SC Ventures’ certified intrapreneurship process and whitelabel technology

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The SC Ventures Advantage

01

We have the DNA to operate in hyper regulated environments, creating ventures that have a significant competitive edge in assessing risk and creating compliant business models

02

We have a distinct approach to venture building and corporate structuring, which has resulted in 30+ nimble ventures that are backed by a regulated financial institution

03

We operate in the world’s most dynamic and innovative economies, predominantly focused on Asia, Africa and Middle East

04

We have built a very diverse team, across multiple which brings a wealth of different perspectives to venture building

05

We leverage partnerships as key building blocks for ecosystems of the future

Stories

SC Ventures provided us the platform to kickstart and nurture the co-creation process with our first client, Lenovo. By leveraging SC Ventures’ tech and venture building expertise, as well as SCB’s (expand) global footprint and regulatory framework, we were able to create a secure, automated and bank-agnostic platform that locks economic value for clients and their ecosystem partners.

Kingshuk Ghoshal

Co-founder & CEO, TASConnect

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