Our focus.

Global reach

Santander InnoVentures (SIV) is one of the most active corporate VCs in the FinTech space. We want to help create sustainable companies by using a “invest + partner” model that is fit for purpose. SIV has a global reach, with a particular focus in the UK, US and Latin America, where Santander Group has a strong presence in 10 major geographies serving over 145 million individual customers.

Vertical sectors

While SIV keep an open mind to all areas of FinTech, SIV focuses on the new technologies which are shaping financial services in the broadest sense of the term. This includes verticals shaping the work life of tomorrow including:

  • Payments
  • Lending
  • Wealth, savings and advisory
  • Core banking infrastructure and analytics
  • Alternative channels and client value propositions
  • Blockchain enabled businesses
  • Insurtech
  • Alternative customer journeys at the fringe of financial services

And much more! We are always reinventing our areas of focus based on how the market evolves and where we see opportunities.

Investment size and stage

SIV want to help teams scale and grow by opening our bank and giving them access to distribution, expertise and brand exposure. We invest in early stage companies with a product or service that is mature enough for us to take to customers.

 

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