Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes.
BBVA Open Talent forms part of the Group’s open innovation strategy through which BBVA collaborates with entrepreneurs, developers and the main players who are changing or influencing the financial industry. These initiatives come on top of the investments made by BBVA Ventures and the Group’s M&A activity, which have resulted in the acquisition of companies such as Simple, Madiva or Spring Studio.
Collaborating forms part of BBVA’s global strategy to lead the technological transformation of the financial service industry.
CheBanca! the FinTech Bank. We started-up first.
CheBanca! is the retail bank of the Mediobanca Group. Born in May 2008, CheBanca! was the first financial institution to enter the Italian market with a multi-channel distribution model that includes website, customer service and innovative branches.
Born as a start-up, CheBanca! made innovation the heart of its strategy and key of its success. Many are the initiatives supporting (FinTech) innovation in Italy.
Earthport is a leading provider of open network cross border payments, serving some of the world’s largest and most admired financial institutions, digital commerce companies and public sector entities. With one connection to Earthport, our clients benefit from the wide range of cost effective cross border payment options, coupled with sophisticated validation and compliance services.
Earthport is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange. Earthport plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Service Regulations 2009 for the provision of payment services. Among the FinTech50, Earthport has been defined as a disruptive force, transforming the future of finance, and is also the recipient of the 2015 Grant Thornton Technology company of the year award and FStech Retail Systems’ 2014 B2B Payments Innovation of the Year.
Santander InnoVentures is the $100m, Early Stage VC arm of Santander Group, one of the world largest banking groups with over 100 million customers in 10 key geographies (Spain, UK, Portugal, US, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Germany, Poland)and over 25 countries.
The fund was launched in July 2014 by Chairman Ana Botín as part of Santander Group’s broader innovation agenda. The objective of the fund is to help FinTech companies grow by leveraging the banks resources across all its geographies, while at the same time ensuring Santander customers around the world benefit from the latest know-how and ideas.
Besides the funding component (we can invest as little as $100,000 or as much as $10M), we also aspire to bring all the value and resources Santander has to offer as a bank to every start-up we partner with.
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