Mariano Belinky, head of Santander InnoVentures, explains how the $100m fund is focused on helping promising fintech companies achieve scale.
Santander InnoVentures is the $100m fintech VC fund of Santander Bank – investing in the promising and most innovative fintech start-ups globally.
The fund has made five investments to date: iZettle, Cyanogen, MyCheck, Ripple and Kabbage.
“Ours is a global mandate. The way we think about investment is not just capital. We look at ways to collaborate with companies and bring value.
“This is not just capital but scale and access to clients, branding and expertise,” Belinky said.
Words by John Kennedy