Rise, the home of FinTech

The Home of FinTech

We bring together the world's top innovators to create the future of financial services

Rise exists to create the ultimate conditions for innovation and growth in financial services.

We are a global community of FinTech innovators that seeks to disrupt, challenge and confront the way things are done in our industry, building solutions that harness the power of the latest technologies to transform the world of financial services. Today, we have over 150 FinTech companies in London, Mumbai, New York and Tel Aviv who call Rise home, and a virtual community of over 7,500 members.

Connect with state-of-the-art workspaces

State-of-the-art workspaces, designed for FinTech companies.

Companies can apply to make Rise their home, and as a member, get unparalleled access to our bespoke programme of training, workshops and events, and an exclusive opportunity to connect into the wider Barclays network of top-tier clients, partners, investors and experts.

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Create with Rise

We continuously pivot, evolve and adapt at Rise.

FinTech companies can apply to join our award-winning range of programmes which are geared to supercharge a FinTech’s progress: from developing the first PoC to becoming enterprise-ready and perfecting the pitch for a major partnership deal.

This includes the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, run in London, New York and Tel Aviv.

Find out more about the Barclays Accelerator.

Scale with Rise

Going from startup to scaleup is a challenge.

We focus on the growth and success of our Rise members, and seek to provide the highest levels of training and support to build solid foundations to go from high-potential startup to industry-leading scaleup, tapping into Barclays’ global network of expertise.

Find out how Rise can help you scale.

What makes Rise unique

It’s about that bond of working with people, for the people and being part of the ecosystem. That's what's unique about Rise, especially if you are in FinTech.

Zvi Goldstein

Senior Quantitative Analyst at Ontic Capital

The Rise FinTech Podcast

Stay up to date with the latest trends and topics in FinTech from industry experts, founders, entrepreneurs and investors, who bring their unique take on the industry and its future.

See all our podcasts here.

Our latest podcasts

Judopay podcast

Jeremy Nicholds talks payments with Charlotte Roberts

In the first episode of the new year, Charlotte chats with Jeremy Nicholds, CEO of mobile payments company Judopay. And kicking off a new decade in style, Jeremy and Charlotte discuss what it's like to live cashless now - even in a kebab shop, what a future without cash might look like, and a really interesting discussion on the psychology of payments.

New Frontiers 2019 podcast room

Barclays New Frontiers 2019

A special series of mini-podcasts, recorded in front of a live audience during the 2019 Barclays New Frontiers conference, and featuring a range of special guests from across FinTech and Financial Services - including FinTech influencer Liz Lumley, Eileen Burbidge MBE founding partner of Passion Capital, and Roland Palmer, Head of Europe at Alipay Europe.

Andy Elphick and Magdalena Krön share the hosting duties.

Yeming Wang talks FinTech with Andy Elphick

Yeming Wang talks FinTech with Andy Elphick

In this special Alibaba episode, Andy chats with Yeming Wang, General Manager for Alibaba Cloud EMEA. In an informative and wide ranging discussion, Yeming and Andy discuss cloud technology, Alibaba’s strategy around their five business units, personalisation, as l as top tips for entrepreneurs. Their conversation provides a fascinating and unique insight into Alibaba, their use of cloud technology, and how they support the FinTech community.

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What's happening at the Home of FinTech

We have a number of events happening across our global locations. Find out what's happening near you.

FinTech Fridays at Rise London
Rise London

FinTech Friday at Rise London

Friday 21 February

This months programme welcomes all FinTech start-ups to receive feedback from our mentors.

Our guest mentors include individuals from around the FinTech community and have expertise in marketing, legal, business development and other fields to accelerate your startup's growth.

  • Daniel Packham, Director at Barclays, Group Technology, Applied Research and Development and Innovation Office. 
  • Helen Lin, Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships for FINCA Impact Finance (FIF). 
  • Ian Rae, Director and Co-Founder of Strategia Advisory Limited. 
  • Daniel Lowther, Head of Fintech, CC Group. 
  • Charlotte Roberts, Innovation Director, Barclays UK Coverage at Barclays 
Rise Presents: Innovation in Cloud
Rise Mumbai

Rise Presents: Innovation in Cloud

Thursday 27 February


  1. Mr. Arihant Jain - (Managing Director- Cards and Payments Technology, Barclays), “Arihant is a Managing Director, Head of Technology with Barclays. In his current role he is the Global Head of Engineering Centre of Enablement (CoE) for the Bank. 
  2. Mr. Ganesh Parkar - (Chief Technology Officer, Decimal Technologies), 
  3. Mr. Sanachit Mehra - (Founder/ CEO, Cateina Technologies), 
  4. Mr. Shashank Shekhar - (Co-founder & Head Of Consulting, The Digital Fifth) 
Applications open for 2020 New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars
Rise New York

Applications open for 2020 New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars

Monday 17 February

Applications are now open for the 2020 New York Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars. It is an intensive 13-week programme designed to fast-track the next generation of FinTech businesses, while also bringing innovation and application opportunities to Barclays. Starting in March, the team will be hosting a series of webinars, office hours and AMA sessions to provide key insights about the community and the programme.

FinTech Friday
Rise New York

FinTech Friday at Rise New York

Friday 21 February

We are excited to welcome you back for to our monthly FinTech Friday mentoring series! This monthly program welcomes FinTech start-ups to receive feedback from our mentors. Our guest mentors include individuals from around the tech community and have expertise in marketing, legal, business development and other fields to accelerate your startup's growth.

Registration closes Monday, February 17th at 11:00am.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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