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SC Ventures was lauded at the SBR Technology Excellence Awards for exploring digital asset potential

The innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm of Standard Chartered has achieved a significant milestone in cross-border payments and financial innovation.   SC Ventures took home the SBR Technology Excellence Awards 2024 for the Blockchain – Financial Technology category for its successful completion of the first Universal Digital Payments Network (UDPN) proof-of-concept (PoC) that addresses the […]

SC Ventures and ENGIE Factory partner on startup to bolster funding for conservation projects

The venture will leverage emerging technology to identify, evaluate and drive capital into critical conservation efforts worldwide. Singapore, April 17, 2024 – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, and ENGIE Factory, the startup studio of ENGIE Group, a French multinational utility company, are joining forces to invest in a venture aimed […]

SC Ventures makes strategic investment in Algbra, establishes partnership with its UK sustainable finance platform Shoal

LONDON, April 15 2024 – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, has announced a strategic investment in Algbra, an ethical finance focused and sharia-compliant UK-based fintech. As part of the agreement, Shoal, SC Ventures’ sustainable finance platform, will partner with Algbra. The terms of the deal are undisclosed. Demand for sustainable […]

SC Ventures and NEXT176 to launch a wealth platform that makes financial and wealth planning accessible to all

Singapore, April 4, 2024 – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, and NEXT176, the venture building and investment arm of Old Mutual, a Pan-African financial services group, have joined forces to launch an inclusive financial wellness platform. With a shared vision to address financial inclusion, and improve access to budgeting and financial […]

SC Ventures Leads Hive’s €12M Series A, Enabling Sustainable Distributed Cloud Computing for the Masses

Hive’s technology aims to transform 70% of the world’s unused device capacity into a global supercomputer.  Geneva, March 20, 2024 – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, is leading a €12 million (USD $13 million) Series A round for distributed cloud provider Hive, to increase access to sustainable, high-powered computing resources […]

Crypto Without Compromise Podcast: New Episode featuring Standard Chartered’s Bill Winters

The first episode of Zodia Markets‘ new podcast series “Crypto. WithoutCompromise” is out now! 🎙️ Tune in to hear from Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered, and Nick Philpott, Co-Founder of Zodia Markets, as they discuss the profound impact of Digital Assets on the financial sector. They share unique insights on the evolution of digital assets, the collaborative efforts between banks […]

Podcast: Kelvin Tan – Chief Executive Officer, audax | Navigating Intrapreneurship

In this episode of Leaders with Ambition – Asia Edition, host Michael Nette (Senior Managing Director, Ambition Singapore) engages in a captivating conversation with Kelvin Tan, the CEO of audax. Kelvin’s extensive background at Standard Chartered Bank and his journey into the digital banking space provide valuable insights into the evolving landscape.

SC Ventures launches SOLV Ghana to empower MSMEs to scale operations, integrate into Asia-Africa trade corridor

Accra, February 28, 2024 – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, is launching SOLV Ghana, a business-to-business (B2B) online marketplace that offers micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), short-term invoicing financing, buy now pay later services, and business loans via a trusted marketplace of verified buyers and sellers. “At SOLV, our […]

audax Financial Technology and Thought Machine announce strategic partnership to create customised end-to-end digital banking solutions, at faster speeds and lower costs

Designed to deliver pre-integrated digital banking and Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions to meet modern customer needs. The joint solution integrates audax’s scalable digital banking platform with Thought Machine’s highly configurable core banking technology to provide institutions with fully customisable financial products for their end customers. Output will seamlessly coexist with existing legacy core systems, facilitating the […]

Podcast: Breaking Banks Asia – Will banking as a service trump core banking?

Banks replacing their core banking has been likened to ‘doing brain surgery with a spoon’ and there are plenty of public examples where the surgery partly or completely failed.Is Banking As A Service a new pathway for banks struggling with aging core banking platforms? We speak with Sachin Sharma, chief product and commercial officer at […]

Podcast: Syed Ali, CEO of myZoi Financial Inclusion Technologies at SC Ventures Event

Join Ornella Hernandez at Hub71 offices in Abu Dhabi for an exclusive interview with Ali, CEO of myZoi Financial Inclusion Technologies, a portfolio company of SC Ventures. In this insightful conversation, Ali sheds light on myZoi’s mission to achieve financial inclusion for the underbanked and unbanked communities, starting with the blue-collar migrant workers in the […]

SC Ventures launches Libeara to provide a tokenisation platform, which will aid creation of the first tokenised Singapore Dollar Government Bond Fund for investors

Singapore, November 14, 2023 – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, is launching Libeara, a tokenisation platform democratising investment by creating more accessible, transparent and secure markets. In partnership with FundBridge Capital Pte. Ltd. (FundBridge), a Capital Market Services License holder, regulated to conduct fund management activities by the Monetary Authority […]

Saturday Mornings: Alex Manson on how SC Ventures is working to promote innovation and alternative business models for clients

Saturday Mornings host Glenn van Zutphen and co-host, award-winning author Neil Humphreys discuss SC Ventures with Alex Manson and how they’re reaching out to provide a platform for Standard Chartered to promote innovation, invest in disruptive financial technology and explore alternative business models for clients and their ecosystem partners in the developed and developing world.