38: How to pitch to a Corporate Venture Capitalist? In conversation with Harald from Standard Chartered Ventures
🔍 Exploring Corporate Venture Capital with SE Ventures
In a recent episode of the FS Brew podcast, Harald, the head of Venture Building at SE Ventures, shared some insightful perspectives on the role of corporate venture capital in shaping the future of FinTech.
SE Ventures, the corporate venture-building arm of Standard Chartered Bank, operates independently, focusing on areas that complement the banking sector. They have invested in about 25 portfolio companies and launched over 30 ventures in just five years! 🚀
The best approach for startups looking to partner with Standard Chartered Bank is through the SE Ventures bridge application. Patience is vital when dealing with corporates, but the potential rewards are significant. SE Ventures provides support around the business models, tech, and regulations during the incubation stage and continues to offer guidance post-incubation.
SE Ventures is particularly interested in startups that can complement the more significant financial services sector, focusing on the digital economy, SME and trade, digital assets, and sustainability and inclusion. They are also keen on Insurtech startups that offer embedded insurance and innovative credit scoring solutions.
Harald's advice to startups? Focus on revenue overgrowth and have a clear proposition that can complement the more significant financial services sector.
SE Ventures is not just about investment; it's about building a future where the customer is at the center of the proposition and banking is rewired to reconnect with society meaningfully.
For startups looking to make a significant impact in the financial industry, SE Ventures could be the partner you're looking for.
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