Silicon Valley Bank and First Data Welcome Class 8 of Commerce.Innovated.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, and First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, have selected five startups to participate in Class 8 of Commerce.Innovated., an accelerator designed to help commerce, payments and fintech companies grow their businesses. The four month program provides participants with operational mentorship from Silicon Valley Bank, First Data and their respective networks.
The five companies selected to participate in the current class come from across the U.S., and provide a variety of solutions for businesses and consumers:
- Haven: A wealth manager for millennials, based in San Francisco
- Honeyfi: A platform that helps couples integrate their finances and achieve their goals, together, based in Charlotte, North Carolina
- PayStand: A blockchain-based, commercial payments network transforming the B2B cash cycle, based in Scotts Valley, California
- Quadpay: A payment platform that gives shoppers the choice to pay for their purchases via four simple, interest-free installments, based in New York
- Siftery: A platform that helps businesses better discover, buy and use software, based in San Francisco
“We are excited to welcome another outstanding group of companies to Commerce.Innovated.,” said Reetika Grewal, Head of Silicon Valley Bank’s Payments Strategy and Solutions Group. “These innovators are driving important advancements in payments, fintech and commerce to make experiences for businesses and consumers simpler and more transparent. We are happy to be part of helping these companies realize their goals.”
“It is a privilege to work with entrepreneurs in the fintech space and get a glimpse of the future of our industry through the Commerce.Innovated program. Startups drive new thinking and creativity in every industry and our Class 8 participants will be applying cutting edge technology to complex financial businesses to bring simplicity and automation to consumer and B2B financial transactions,” said Chris Foskett, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate & Business Development, First Data.
Commerce.Innovated. launched in 2014 and has worked with 32 commerce, payments and fintech-focused startups to date, including Alloy, Domuso, FutureFuel, Earny, and Splitwise. Since graduating from the program, more than half of the companies in the program have raised funding or been acquired.
Full program details are available at www.commerceinnovated.com.
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About First Data
First Data (NYSE: FDC) is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,800 transactions per second and $2.2 trillion per year.