Lattice80, SuperCharger partner to create Singapore and Hong Kong fintech bridge
By Digital News Asia July 4, 2018
- Mentorship programmes for startups will facilitate an exchange of knowledge
- Investors will be able to access and invest with support from the fintech bridge
LATTICE80 is partnering with SuperCharger to establish a bridge between the fintech ecosystems in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Lattice80 is a fintech hub with over 11,000 fintech & blockchain startups in its database globally.
SuperCharger an Asian leading fintech accelerator with over 30 alumni companies.
Singapore and Hong Kong are recognised as the major hotspots of fintech innovation in the Asian region supported by their respective local regulators - the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
The partnership between Lattice80 and SuperCharger will allow fintech startups in both the markets to benefit from a shared network for expansion and innovation.
SuperCharger founder Janos Barberis (pic), says, "We are glad to add more value for our startups and alumni by building partnerships with institutions like Lattice80. As companies start to scale in Asia, having a strong network for closing business deals becomes critical. We look forward to sharing success stories from this partnership."
Mentorship programmes for startups in Singapore and Hong Kong will also facilitate an exchange of knowledge to create and scale unique solutions for the respective markets.
In addition, investors in Singapore and Hong Kong will be able to access and invest with support from the fintech bridge.
Graduates from SuperCharger will receive support from Lattice80’s Kaya Network - a digital platform that connects more than 11,000 startups and 200,000 professionals in fintech and blockchain.
Lattice80 will continue to expand this network to co-create next generation financial services with partners within the Kaya Network.
Charlotte Miu, head of Hong Kong / manager at Lattice80, says, “Hong Kong is the world’s freest economy and has long been established as a top financial centre of the world. The Hong Kong Government started initiatives to boost the innovation and technology industry only two decades ago and with the emergence of blockchain technology, it is only natural for Hong Kong to dial into the fintech industry and make its impact.
“I am impressed with the results SuperCharger has had in the past three years, promoting Hong Kong as a centre of excellence for fintech.
Our partnership with SuperCharger definitively strengthens Kaya Network. The bridge we form between Singapore and Hong Kong will offer startups a wider reach to opportunities and talent from each other’s markets; mutually benefiting both nations in terms of innovation. I also look forward to working with SuperCharger on Impact blockchain initiatives, in particular, developing human capital.”
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