Barclays, a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank, and Anthemis, a global FinTech investor, have partnered to co-launch a New York City-based studio targeting female entrepreneurs to establish sustainable, valuable FinTech businesses.
The Female Innovators Lab is a hands-on program targeting founders at the earliest stages. Barclays and Anthemis will work with female entrepreneurs and their founding teams to shape and execute a vision, from concept development through to business launch and seed investment.
Once established, the startups will move into Barclays’ newly expanded Rise building in New York’s Silicon Alley, where they will have access to mentoring and networking opportunities from the world-class FinTech hub.
Anthemis is a global venture investment firm focused on fintech with $380m+ in assets under management. It invests in and builds early stage fintech companies trying to transform the financial services industry for the Information Age.
Since 2010, the firm has made more than 90 investments.