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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SC Ventures, SBI Holdings to partner in setting up a Digital Asset Joint Venture in UAE

The joint venture will focus on investing in companies across the digital assets spectrum including market infrastructure, risk and compliance tools, DeFi, tokenisation, consumer payments, and the Metaverse. Dubai, November 9, 2023 – SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, is partnering with SBI Holdings, a Japanese financial conglomerate, to establish a […]

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 […]

SC Ventures exits stake in Metaco SA

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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 […]

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 […]