Application Period Opens for Second INV Fintech Accelerator Class

  • Philip Ryan
  • August 15, 2016
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© Can Stock Photo Inc. / deandrobotCalling all fintech startups — today marks the opening of the application period for the second class of INV Fintech, a global accelerator operated by Bank Innovation and Fiserv.

Interested startups can apply here.

The application period will close Friday, September 9.

INV, which launched in January, is the first non-geographically specific fintech accelerator, open to startups from anywhere in the world, with a particular focus on four of the world’s major fintech hubs: Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel and New York.

The partnership between Bank Innovation, one of the world’s leading fintech strategy news services, and Fiserv, a leading provider of financial services technology, will foster startup success via INV.

INV’s partners, aside from Fiserv, include U.S. Bank, BB&T, BBVA, and Navy Federal Credit Union. Additionally, the following companies have made their application programming interfaces (APIs) available to INV startups: Xignite, ChartIQ, Estimize, Open Bank Project, QuantConnect, StockTwits, OutsideIQ, and

The first INV class was comprised of Dyme, a savings tool for messaging platforms; GoldBean, a wealth management and financial education service; CrossCues, a marketing and servicing tool that employs machine learning; Hermetic, a security provider for digital banking; and Spare, a cash-access app looking to replace the ATM.

Interested fintech startups should apply here. For more information, visit

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Philip Ryan is Associate Editor of Bank Innovation. He worked as a web developer for the Fund for the City of New York for six years, and was an HTML developer at Ocean-7 Development back in the go-go ’90s. He has more than 15 years' experience in online journalism. He can be reached at

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