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 […]

B2B marketplace Solv launches in Kenya to unlock MSMEs’ growth potential

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Nairobi, October 19, 2022 – Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya will now be able to access working capital financing and a wide range of other business solutions following today’s launch of Solv in Kenya. In addition to providing access to multiple financial institutions, the full-stack platform promises to be a growth partner, […]

We’ll be at Singapore FinTech Festival & Hong Kong FinTech Week 2022

As a corporate sponsor of Singapore Fintech Festival 2022 and Hong Kong Fintech Week 2022, Standard Chartered will be hosting an entire week of events between 31st October and 4th November. Against the backdrop of profound global challenges, there lies the opportunity for businesses to be a force for good. Join our panels and visit […]

Bukalapak and Standard Chartered launch BukaTabungan

A digital banking service that combines the reach of Bukalapak’s all-commerce platform and the technology of Standard Chartered’s Banking-as-a-Service solution to offer users greater convenience, security; and drive financial inclusion. BukaTabungan, the first digital banking service from Bukalapak in partnership with Standard Chartered, provides digital banking access to Bukalapak’s ecosystem of more than 110 million […]

Zodia Custody becomes the first dedicated cryptoasset custodian registered in Ireland

Dublin – Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 – Zodia Custody (Ireland) Limited has been added to the Central Bank of Ireland’s Virtual Asset Service Provider Register, becoming the first dedicated cryptoasset custodian to be registered to provide commercial services to clients in Ireland. Zodia Custody, an institutional cryptoasset servicing company headquartered in London, established its Irish […]

SC Ventures launches Appro to streamline and simplify retail banking application processes

Dubai-based fintech offers bank-agnostic digital onboarding platform which reduces processing time to just three minutes. 2 August 2022, Dubai, UAE – SC Ventures today announced the launch of Appro, a fintech startup that digitises, streamlines and simplifies the retail banking user journey. Backed by SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, the […]

Standard Chartered-Backed Zodia Markets Receives FCA Crypto Registration

Standard Chartered-Backed Zodia Markets Receives FCA Crypto Registration, Launches Institutional Exchange and Brokerage in UK and EU London, 28 July 2022 – Zodia Markets, a UK-based cryptoasset exchange and brokerage for institutional clients backed by Standard Chartered, today announced that it has received cryptoasset registration from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and officially launched […]

Solv raises US$40 MN to deepen operations in India and expand globally

27 June 2022, Singapore – Solv, a trusted B2B digital marketplace for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), raised US$40 million in Series A funding led by marquee investor, SBI Holdings, with participation from SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm. SC Ventures has played a leading role in building and incubating the Solv franchise.  Solv […]

Panel: Do you need a Chief Metaverse Officer?

What is the metaverse? A huge thank you to our speakers Kevin Brisebois, Victoria Wells, Mathew Sweezey and Simon Figures for a really educational and fun conversation where we discussed the metaverse vs. web3, whether the time to dive in is now, and how companies can start thinking about their metaverse strategies. Some key takeaways: 👾  What is the […]