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Welcome to Rise India

Rise India

Rise, created by Barclays, is a global community of the world's top innovators working together to create the future of financial services.

Rise operates FinTech hubs around the world, where cutting-edge startups and scale-ups can connect, create and scale their businesses, backed by our Barclays' global network of industry experts, mentors, investors and partners.

Get unparalleled access to mentorship, insights, guidance and world-class facilities to accelerate your business, right in the heart of India's FinTech community at Rise India.

Meet the Rise India team

We're here to help you connect to mentors and talent, and provide access to global corporations and capital to help your business grow.

Lincy Therattil, FinTech Platform Lead

FinTech Platform Head

Lincy Therattil

Lincy is a startup evangelist and FinTech thought leader, with over 17 years of corporate innovation, strategy and research experience. She specializes in enabling FinTech partnerships, building digital capabilities and driving adoption of emerging technologies.

As the head of Barclays Open Innovation platform and leading FinTech hub in India - Rise India, she has been instrumental in setting up a dynamic FinTech ecosystem in India.

She started her career at eClerx, a start-up then, and helped set up its financial services unit. She has spent a major part of her career with Deloitte’s Banking Strategy and Innovation division, leading various banking teams and working with client teams to draw up strategic roadmap and tech adoption strategies for global banking clients. She was also part of Capgemini’s innovation arm - Applied Innovation Exchange, which was responsible for creating MVPs for emerging technologies.



Director India Innovation, Rise India & Vendor Partnerships

Sanjaya Shrestha

Sanjaya Shrestha leads Rise India, Innovation & Vendor Partnerships for Barclays in India.

In September 2018, he moved to India from Barclaycard in London, where he was Director of Innovation. He has been in the payments and lending industry for 15 years, and has held a variety of roles across digital, marketing, product, partnerships and strategy in American Express and Barclays. He has also worked as a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (New York Office).

He holds an MBA from The Wharton Business School and a BA from Harvard University.




Fintech Platform Manager, Rise India

Ayush Singh

Ayush is the Fintech Platform Manager at Rise India and drives engagements and events to nurture an active FinTech community in India.

Ayush plays an important part in building meaningful relationships with early age fintech startups through collaboration and value creation. With an inquisitive mind, Ayush constantly explores new developments in the fintech space and analyzes industry trends to identify growth opportunities.

He has close to 5 years of work experience in the IT industry and has worked with senior stakeholders across geographies.


Lincy Therattil, FinTech Platform Lead

FinTech Platform Analyst

Aakash Poojary

Aakash is FinTech Platform Analyst at Rise India and supports efforts to nurture the growth of early-stage FinTechs.

He is passionate about building communities that support businesses in their growth through mutually beneficial connections and collaborations.

He has extensive experience in setting up and managing business operations, forging relationships with key business partners, and startup operations.


Programmes at Rise India

Supporting innovation and growth by bringing you and acknowledged experts together.

FinTech Super Mentor
Rise Programmes

FinTech Fridays

FinTech Friday is our monthly mentoring programme for FinTech startups, where industry experts share their expertise with startups around various topics in one-on-one meetings.

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Unreasonable Impact

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