Sunday, March 13, 2016

Announcing The First Class of The Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars in Tel Aviv

We are incredibly excited to announce and welcome the first ever class of The Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars in Tel Aviv!

After success in London and NYC, we could not be more excited to be a part of the Israeli FinTech and Cyber communities. The number of fantastic companies we spoke to during our application process is symptomatic of extremely strong ecosystems.

This diverse, talented group of entrepreneurs has joined us from Israel and beyond – we have companies from London, Berlin & NYC coming to Tel Aviv for the 13 week program. They encompass a wide array of verticals within FinTech and Cyber – including international payments, remittance and malware detection. By combining Barclays 300+ years of financial services experience with the mentorship-driven model and entrepreneurial network of Techstars, we offer a game-changing advantage to our startups. We are in for a serious ride.

We also want to take this opportunity to thank our mentors. Their time and support is essential for this accelerator. We couldn't do it without you!

Without further ado, here are our 10 companies:

B2B Pay: Free IBAN for international exporters to Europe. Collect payments in 34 European countries and get 80% cheaper fees.

Bstow: Round up your spare change on debit/credit card transactions to charity.

Civilize: Communication and Consumer Advocacy Platform for people in debt.

Cyber DriveWare: We've made a new layer of traffic visible – the I/O layer. There we detect and block new malware in real-time.

FinancialJuice: A real-time breaking financial news and content discovery platform helping traders and investors find the very best financial content.

Metapacket: Turns networks into malware jail.

Samurai: Data driven decision support platform for market professionals.

Slidepiper: SlidePiper gives businesses total control over their important documents after they are shared externally.

Vala: offers online money transfer and remittance services by building a marketplace for remitters and local affiliates using sophisticated risk technology.  

Wisor: Build your own diversified, optimized portfolio for your mortgage.

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