INV Fintech runs a 5-month startup accelerator dedicated exclusively to financial technology. Leveraging our pioneering virtual model, we foster innovation by facilitating information sharing, interactions, and potential collaborations between startups, financial institutions, and technology providers.
Participating startups benefit from:
Access to FIs and Fiserv
Interactions with INV Fintech acting as facilitator between startups, Fiserv, and Financial Institutions to increase the success of potential collaborations.
Support from the INV Fintech team and numerous mentors with extensive experience in strategy, fundraising, regulatory compliance, technology integration, partnerships, and more.
Our network has 40+ alumni startups and 700+ applying startups covering a wide range of the fintech space, as well as financial institutions with over $1.5 trillion in combined assets.
Our sister publication, Bank Innovation, provides exposure to accelerator events and developments. Startups are invited to present to a group of engaged innovation executives at BI demo events.
Deals from and access to INV Fintech's
API partners, including:
Since 2015, we have helped over 50 startups grow their
business and pursue partnership opportunities
with financial institutions and technology companies.
Startups can apply to our highly selective accelerator program and/or join INV Fintech Link, a global database of fintech startups seeking to connect with industry decision-makers.
Financial Institutions and Technology Providers catalyze their corporate innovation by participating as Members in INV Fintech's accelerator program. Members have options to mentor, partner, invest in and source our startups.
Our ecosystem includes:
In addition to our accelerator experience, we offer tailored support to further enable our clients' innovation efforts with advisory services ranging from setting strategic direction to evaluating opportunities and facilitating execution.
JJ Hornblass is the CEO of INV Fintech. A long-time entrepreneur, JJ has been in the banking industry for 25 years. In 1995, he founded Royal Media, an information company based in New York, and as the founding author of Bank Innovation is one of the nation’s key advocates for creative customer experience in banking. He has a Masters from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and was a Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Banking.
Rodrigo Suarez, Principal of INV Fintech, has extensive experience advising banks, startups, pension funds, and other players in the financial services industry. His projects have covered strategy, operations, customer experience, product design, and have touched on multiple aspects of financial innovation. Prior to joining INV Fintech, he was a Principal at Delos Advisors and a Senior Consultant at First Manhattan Consulting Group. Rodrigo has Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Max Goldstein is the program manager for INV Fintech, running day-to-day operations for the class. Max is a former consultant for Corporate Insight, focusing on the technology of major trading brokerage firms as well as trading startups. He is a graduate of Brandeis University.
Seth Kenvin is INV's lead executive in Silicon Valley. He has two decades of technology industry experience in the Bay Area and in Israel, as an investment banker, venture capitalist, journalist, and two-time tech company co-founder, including of BigBandNetworks which went public and was acquired. He holds engineering and business degrees from Cornell and Stanford.
Laurence Berkowitz, Director, has over 15 years of experience with startups and has raised over $50 million for a number of companies. In his role as CFO, he has helped companies grow from seed stage to profitability. He holds an MS in accounting and an MBA in International Finance from NYU.
Mitchell is a partner at Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP. A former Investment Professional at Seneca Capital, Mitch, who has a JD from NYU Law School, is an experienced deal professional. Mitch handles all INV deal matters.