Fintech Matchmaking: event highlights

Innovate UK AI for Services, in partnership with ScaleX Invest, hosted a Fintech Matchmaking Event at Level 39 on Friday 14 June.

Posted on: 25/06/2024
Astrid Ayel, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Blockchain & Fintech, welcomes participants to the event.

The event brought together major leading banks and financial institutions including HSBCLloyds Banking, and Citi with sixteen selected startups including Auquan, Ryft and SkenarioLabs for an exclusive session of speed networking. The format of the event allowed corporates to formulate their own innovation challenge statement and brought them together with selected startups who have solutions to meet these priorities. The startups met each corporate for five minutes, facilitating hundreds of connections in a few hours.

Now home to 3,200 fintech firms, the UK is Europe’s largest fintech ecosystem. However, a significant barrier for fintech startups and SMEs in partnering with major financial institutions has been the initial contact; identifying the right person within a large organisation to engage with, presenting their solutions, and receiving prompt feedback.

We would like to thank all of the participants and organisations who joined the event: HSBC, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, EY, Lloyds Bank, Deloitte, Citibank, J.P.Morgan, London Stock Exchange, Auquan, Charisma AI, Deriskly, Freyda, Mettle Capital, Mighty, Good With, Housecure, Mercurium Analytics, Oxford Risk, Ryft, SkenarioLabs, Keyless, Zinia, Tikos, WInvest Collective.

Following the success of this event, we are looking to plan similar matchmaking events for the professional services sectors including Legal services and Accountancy. If you are a corporate organisation looking to participate in future events, please get in touch with our expert Astrid Ayel to discuss collaboration opportunities.

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