Rise Accelerator Cohort Launch

India’s first fintech-focused accelerator programme, Rise Accelerator has announced its first cohort, including 10 fintech startups. During the 18-week programme, the cohort will get to engage closely with internal stakeholders at Barclays, and do a focused POC. The selected startups will also get access to Barclay’s technology as well as mentors, and adviser support. Additionally, […]

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Barclays Hackathon

Barclays Bank, Ace Hackers & Zone Startups India came together to conduct the largest FinTech themed hackathon in India on 24th & 25th of September. The Rise Hackathon, dubbed ‘Rise: Episode II, The Bank Awakens, had three tracks on consumer banking, corporate banking, and payments tracks to surface innovation across a broad area of fintech […]

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ZSI Press Coverage : CNBC India Business Hour Show

First time VC funds finding it difficult to raise money First-time fund managers are struggling to attract money from startup backers, also called limited partners. The correction in the startup arena does not bode well for debut venture funds. First-time fund managers are struggling to attract money from startup backers, also called limited partners, report […]

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FlexiLoans raises 100 crore funding

The FlexiLoans funding success story recently found itself in the Economic times. Here are some snippets from the article.. A bunch of marquee investors including Sanjay Nayar, chief executive of KKR India, and Vikram Sud, former head of operations and technology at Citibank, are investing about Rs 100 crore in a digital lending platform FlexiLoans […]

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BabyChakra raises Series-A funding from Seattle-based RoundGlass

A recent article by YourStory talked about the BabyChakra Series-A funding success. Read the entire story here.. Baby industry boom continues in India. Yesterday, FirstCry announced $34 million funding and consolidation with Mahindra Retail(BabyOye). And today, BabyChakra, a social discovery platform for young parents in India, has raised its Series-A funding from Seattle-based RoundGlass. The […]

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Press Coverage : Thomson Reuters launches Fintech Innovation Challenge, Partners with Zone Start-ups in India

Thomson Reuters in partnership with Zone Startups India launched the fintech innovation challenge and opened the EIKON innovation platform for fintech startups. Read this article from the Business Standard to know more.. Thomson Reuters on Friday announced the launch of Fintech Innovation Challenge. This if for the first time in APAC region that Thomson Reuters […]

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Press Coverage : Barclays’ Rise Accelerator announces first cohort with 10 FinTech startups

The Rise Accelerator set up by Barclays and managed by Zone Startups India recently announced its first cohort, comprising ten FinTech startups. Read this article from TOI to know more.. The 10 shortlisted startups include four startups from Bangalore (Customer XPS, Fund Expert, CrediWatch, MegDap), two each from Mumbai (RockMetric and Arrow AI) and Delhi […]

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ZSI Press Coverage : Global network of accelerators look to cash in on India’s fintech goldrush

Accelerators and incubators specialising on financial technology startups are increasingly coming to India, with 2016 witnessing the launch of several of them. Economic Times talked about Zone Startups India’s contribution to this ‘Gold Rush’.  Read the article excerpts below: They expect to see global products emerging out of the Indian financial services and insurance industry. […]

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Choose the best accelerator program for your business

The growth of a company, especially that of a startup isn’t always easy to achieve. Even with a revolutionary business idea, a thriving demand for your product or service and an excellent team to lean back on, it can still be hard to make profit when you’re first starting out. To cope with the multiple […]

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Incubator & Accelerator – How Are They Different

Startup organizations looking to start off on the right foot often turn to incubators or accelerators for help. The terms “incubator” and “accelerator” are often used interchangeably and assumed to represent the same thing. But, in reality, they are two very different processes with key differences that every startup founder should be aware of if […]

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