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SC Ventures Sells Incubated Venture CardsPal to utu

Travel-tech firm utu will leverage CardsPal’s hyper-localized rewards tech expertise for rollout in major tax-free shopping markets. Singapore, June 28, 2023 – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, has completed the sale of CardsPal, a Singapore-based platform offering hyper-localized rewards, to utu, a Singapore-based travel-tech firm transforming customer experiences in tax-free […]

Meet Jason Wiggin, leading Intrapreneurship at SC Ventures

  👋 Hi Jason, tell us about yourself! What are 3 words that best sum you up? J: Direct, Social and Plucky What do you do at SC Ventures, and how are you rewiring the 🧬 DNA in banking? J: I basically harvest ideas from internal folks – whether at SC Ventures, Standard Chartered or […]

SC Ventures exits stake in Metaco SA


SC Ventures was an early investor in Metaco’s vision for institutions to operate digital assets in a safe and compliant ecosystem Singapore, May 25, 2023 – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, has exited its stake in Metaco SA (Metaco), a Swiss-based tech firm offering critical software infrastructure that enables institutions […]

Meet Cherotich Rutto, venture lead of Tawi, our digital marketplace connecting farmers to commercial kitchens

Wrapping up our series of interviews with our venture leads this International Women’s Month, we speak to Cherotich Rutto, venture lead of Tawi, our digital marketplace, offering secured e-commerce transactions, financing and value-added services from farm to fork. Tawi’s mission is to create a more connected, trusted and transparent agriculture and food ecosystem while positively […]

Meet Lynette Lee, venture lead of Huma, our solution focused on demystifying ESG due diligence

Celebrating International Women’s Month, we speak to Lynette Lee, venture lead of Huma, our solution focused on demystifying ESG due-diligence, about what three traits she thinks every successful entrepreneur should have, how she approaches gender biases along her founder journey, and the advice she would give her younger self – and budding entrepreneurs embarking on […]

Meet Fernn Lim, Chief of Staff of Standard Chartered nexus, our BaaS solution

Kicking off the first in our series of interviews with our female venture leaders this International Women’s Month, we speak to Fernn Lim, who is the Chief of Staff for Standard Chartered nexus. Standard Chartered nexus is our white-label plug and play Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) solution powered by Standard Chartered with a vision to redefine the […]

#IWD2023: Celebrating Our Female Venture Leaders

At SC Ventures, we believe that International Women’s Day is a necessary celebration of diversity. We are by design, a group of highly diverse individuals – former entrepreneurs, design thinkers, technologists, bankers and investment and risk professionals – across genders, nationalities and generations. While it can sometimes be challenging and uncomfortable, our magic lies in […]

Standard Chartered-backed Zodia Custody and SBI establish joint venture to set up the first tier 1 crypto asset custodian in Japan

London, UK — 02 February 2023 — – Zodia Custody Limited (“Zodia Custody”), a leading crypto asset servicing provider for institutional investors and a subsidiary of Standard Chartered, and SBI Digital Asset Holdings Co., Ltd. (“SBI DAH”) announce that they have entered into definitive agreements to launch a joint venture in Japan. Subject to anti-trust […]

Digital assets move one step closer to standardised processing in multibank partnership

26 January 2023, Singapore/Frankfurt – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) one of the largest banks in Germany, DekaBank and financial software specialist Comyno have entered into a joint venture to create SWIAT, a blockchain platform that enables real time settlement and trading of traditional and digital data, […]

SC Ventures by Standard Chartered and VinUniversity partner to launch Intrapreneurship programme for students

SC Ventures, the innovation, fintech investment, and ventures arm of Standard Chartered, and VinUniversity have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the launch of the Intrapreneurship programme for VinUniversity (VinUni) students to help them develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills. Under the MoU, the Bank will host an  innovation challenge that VinUni students will be invited to participate […]

Rewiring the DNA in banking through Client Engagement

At SC Ventures, we’re set up to rewire the DNA in banking. To this end, partnerships with clients are critical. Corporates and institutions are thinking about how their industries are changing and how the needs of their customers are evolving – but they don’t always know where to start. This is where we come in. […]

Podcast: myZoi Financial Technology Solutions x Fintech Surge

Syed Ali, Co-Founder and CEO of MyZoi and Christian Buckles, Founder and Chief Product Officer of MyZoi discuss how the UAE is the ideal testing ground for their state of the art financial inclusion software, ensuring everyone can manage their wealth with ease.