The longest and the most exciting program we have ever been a part of just came to an end, leaving us with a lot more than we came with. We were selected as one of the best 8 companies out of around 200 applicants to enter the 2017 version of Supercharger Fintech Accelerator.
First things first, a huge shout out to our 7 fellow startups, the 2017 Cohort,
Bambu – Wealth Management: Bambu is a Singapore-based robo-advisory company. It provides innovative, cost-effective and efficient entry points into investing and wealth management.
Clare.ai – Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots: Clare.ai is building a white-label chatbot to help banks deliver customer service with more controls and cost efficiencies. It provides a conversational solution based on machine learning algorithms and natural language processing.
Entersoft – Cybersecurity: Entersoft is an application security provider based in Australia. It integrates offensive assessment, proactive monitoring and managed security to provide cost-effective and reliable solutions.
FinChat – Regulatory Techology: FinChat Technology is a mobile-compliance monitoring service provider based in Singapore. Through its all-in-one mobile compliance solution, FinChat ensures regulatory compliance and facilitates collaborative pursuits between financial institutions.
Foris – Payments: Foris is Southeast Asia’s universal money application. Launching in Hong Kong and Singapore in Q1 2017, it will provide a multi-currency account that allows users to manage money at perfect interbank exchange rates.
KYC Chain – Regulatory Technology: KYC-Chain is a novel platform built over the convenience and security of Distributed Ledger technology. It helps users manage their digital identity and comply with regulatory norms.
Squirro – Big Data / Data Visualisation: Squirro is a data insights solution developer based in Zurich. Squirro works with global data-driven organisations and provides solutions in risk, service, and customer insights.
Xnotes Alliance – Blockchain: XNotes Alliance provides business-driven, currency-agnostic and energy-efficient enterprise class blockchain-based solutions. It provides users with full accessibility control across the transaction process, empowering them to run more efficiently and securely.
Some key achievements and figures from Supercharger 2.0
- 214 Business Leads Introductions
- 12 Contracts + 28 Deals in the Pipeline
- 16 Workshops
- 88 Mentors
- 9 Events with 960 People attending
- 7 Awards
- US$670,000 investment committed
- 80 Media Coverage
16 workshops were hosted to by SuperCharger’s partners, alumni and Hong Kong regulators, to share expertise on banking, technology, legal advice, regulation, PR, etc.
We had 88 mentors from all around the world in Financial Services, Technology, VCs & Investors, Legal, Academia, and other successful startups.
In 6 weeks, the Supercharger team visited 12 cities around the world, interviewed over 90 startups and networked with 500+ FinTech community members.
The FinTech-FinTech Hackathon represented an opportunity to foster collaboration between the companies in the SuperCharger 2.0 cohort. Entersoft paired up with XNotes to test the security of enterprise applications on the blockchain to make them more resilient to cyber attacks.
The Grand Finale of SuperCharger 2017 program, the Demo Day was hosted at the iconic Hong Kong Exchange and Clearings Trading Floor.
Now to call out the awesome supercharger team and their tremendous efforts in making the program a huge success! Kudos!