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.

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Years of Journey

Our Themes

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

Online economy and payments
The rise and integration of the online economy is a key driver for economic growth, which banks must fully enable
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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
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Minority Investments
Sustainability and inclusion
Corporates and banks have the opportunity to fully integrate sustainability and financial inclusion into their business models
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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
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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
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Minority Investments
Capabilities as a service
Banks have expertise in building core capabilities and processes, which could be leveraged commercially
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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

Investment

Cement relationships via minority stakes in fintechs and partners

FinTech Bridge

Access a powerful community of fintechs to address business challenges

Intrapreneurship Programme

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

The SC Ventures Advantage

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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

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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

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

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

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

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