Kiwibank and Lightning Lab join forces to make life better for Kiwis.
The Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator ran for the first time in 2017 and was an opportunity for high impact businesses to contribute to making Kiwis, New Zealand companies and the local financial system better.
In 2018, the programme worked with 9 startups, who worked in areas like cryptocurrency investing, tax compliance, payments, insurance, identity regulations or asset management. They used technologies such as Blockchain, AI, machine learning, bots and cryptocurrencies to bring their solutions to life.
Five of our teams pitched to a room of over 50 investors, with a combined ask of $3.4m across the companies and pre-existing commitments before all nine pitched to over 500 members of the public, including stakeholders from industry and key members in the fintech community.