Financial global giant FIS and Little Rock-based The Venture Center announced the 10 companies selected to participate in the 2021 FIS Fintech Accelerator program.
In its sixth year, the FIS Fintech Accelerator program is focused on identifying and fostering startup financial technology firms with promising, high-potential technologies that advance the way the world pays, banks and invests. The 2021 program received applications from fintech companies in the U.S. and 29 other countries.
The public is invited to learn more about the companies at the FIS Fintech Accelerator Virtual Kickoff on June 9.
Thirty percent of this year’s cohort features solutions created by women founders. The 2021 program again will be conducted virtually. The 12-week accelerator program begins on June 7 and is preceded by a four-week program to prepare company founders to work with FIS and its clients.
“The future of fintech will be impacted by innovators that bring forward breakthrough technology ideas that have real-world value for financial services organizations,” said Ariel Mendiola, head of FIS Ventures. “That’s the spirit of innovation we look for each year in our Accelerator program, and we are seeing it again with this year’s applicants. We congratulate these ten chosen participants and look forward to working with them as part of the program’s class of 2021.”
“FIS continues to lead the world of innovation through programs including the FIS Fintech Accelerator, in partnership with The Venture Center,” said Wayne Miller, Executive Director, The Venture Center. “This program has grown immensely in both scope and stature over the past six years, and we are proud to play a pivotal role ushering in a new era of technology alongside the most talented founders in the world.”
The 2021 program will culminate with a Demo Day on August 26, where leaders from each of the participating firms will demonstrate their refined solutions to hundreds of leading financial institutions, potential investors and industry participants.
The 10 selected fintech companies and their focus areas are:
- Array– Credit monitoring
- AtomicFI – Authentication / direct deposit
- Bankifi – Banking-as-a-service
- BankLabs – Lending
- Informed.IQ – Automation
- Long Game – Financial wellness
- OakNorth – Lending
- Railz– Data-as-a-service
- TaxStatus – Authentication / lending
- Vymo– Customer relationship management