Santander InnoVentures

Based in London, with a global reach, the fund builds on our philosophy of collaboration and partnership with small and start-up companies.

What we do

Santander InnoVentures is a $200 million corporate venture fund. SIV invests in start-ups in FinTech and adjacent verticals to accelerate their growth, support great entrepreneurs and teams, and support them with the capital, scale and expertise of the Santander Group.

Since launching in 2014, the fund has invested in nearly 30 companies, being one of the most active bank-backed FinTech corporate ventures in the world.

Our investment philosophy

We are not a passive investor. Our investments will have a sound financial case, but also a clear vision on how we can help your start-up grow and scale.

Our value proposition

Ecosystem Access

We play at the convergence of many ecosystems that entrepreneurs can use to thrive: we are a natural gateway to Santander’s 140 million clients and dozens of business lines for commercial engagement, collaboration and co-creation. Our portfolio ecosystem provides role models of successful entrepreneurs to compare notes on growth strategy, recruiting, governance, etc. And over the years, we have co-invested with over 70 VCs across the world that we can warmly activate to support your next phase of growth.

Business Expertise

SIV lives and breathes start-ups and financial services. Partnering with us means having access to world-class industry experts and getting a senior sponsor to help you extract as much strategic value as possible from our team.


We’ve deployed multiple financial products and services many times across business and geographies, so SIV know how to do it well. Our technology team can give you the technical support to guarantee the integration and scalability you need to be a feasible component of a major banking platform. SIV can also help you identify key hires to complement your team and provide you with local service providers, recruiters, managers, and so on, in all our markets.

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Santander Group

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful market share in 10 core markets in Europe and the Americas, and is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization.

At the end of June 2018, Banco Santander had EUR 981 billion in customer funds (deposits and mutual funds), 140 million customers, 13,500 branches and 200,000 employees. Banco Santander made attributable profit of EUR 3,752 million in the first half of 2018,, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year.

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