Rise Growth Academy

Rise Growth Academy

Applications are closed, register your interest for future dates

Rise Growth Academy helps you develop a high-growth mindset to accelerate your path from founder to CEO with learnings on growth marketing, how to build a board, and recruit key talent. You’ll have access to a range of modules, insights from experts, a wealth of exclusive content, and a community of growing fintech businesses with whom you can share challenges whilst supporting each other.

Mentoring and coaching is offered 1:1 with experienced CEOs who’ve built and exited businesses. In these sessions you’ll be challenged and supported by an expert who understands you and your business. A dedicated relationship with a senior Barclays stakeholder will provide you with unique insights, guidance and a sounding board that will help you reflect on and build out your growth plans.

  • The Basics
  • Programme Details
  • Programme Applicants
  • Programme Leadership
  • Investments

Is the Rise Growth Academy the best fit for you?

You're a fintech founder who has secured seed-stage funding and has a  minimum team size of 10 (outside of your co-founding team).

You're based in the US/ UK.

Your fintech is focused on one of these focus areas: 

  • Evolving customer and client needs: data commercialisation, payments, solutions for complex customer needs and climate fintech
  • When finance meets real life: embedded finance, seamless personalisation and financial wellbeing
  • Building the bank of the future: AI and machine learning, RegTech, risk monitoring, fraud and financial crime

Applications are now closed. Register your interest for our future cohort.

Rise Growth Academy 2024 Cohort

Discover our latest Rise Growth Academy cohort. These innovative companies are working on various aspects of fintech, such as AI, inclusive finance, SaaS, ESG and more. To learn more about each company, download the lookbook.

Rise Growth Academy alumni

"The coaching and mentoring that we got alongside the playbooks allowed us to find our own DNA."

Anton Padmasiri, CEO of WealthOS

"The key takeaway for us was gaining perspective from the daily operations and really focusing on the big priorities of our business."

Irina Albita, Co-Founder and CO-CEO of FilmChain

"The playbooks allow you to start putting what you know is in your head into a certain framework. Once that framework is there, you can then apply that at scale with your corporation."

Zohar Hod, Founder and CEO of One Creation Corporation