INV Fintech, the sister accelerator to Bank Innovation, today announced the addition of nbkc bank as a member of its ecosystem.
Currently in its seventh startup class, INV Fintech fosters innovation through information sharing, interactions and potential collaborations between startups, financial institutions and technology providers. Since 2015, it’s supported more than 50 startups in their efforts to grow their businesses.
nbkc joins Fiserv, TIAA, Associated Bank and other financial institution members of INV Fintech. “We are excited to welcome nbkc,” said Rodrigo Suarez, principal of INV Fintech. “As a forward-looking community bank, nbkc will bring valuable perspectives to our startups, and it’s a great addition as we grow our ecosystem and continue pushing for fintech-bank collaborations.”
nbkc has been actively working with fintech startups through its own accelerator program, Fountain City Fintech, launched in 2018. “As an early adopter, we work with fintechs in many ways – as an early-stage beta partner, as an investor or with a bank of record relationship, for example. Our goal is to be the fastest and easiest bank to work with in mutually-beneficial relationships,” said Eric Garretson, chief financial officer at nbkc. “INV Fintech aligns perfectly with our desire to be part of the ecosystem of forward-thinking people and companies in the financial services space.”