#Asia Meet the 8 startups for the 2.0 batch of the SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator


From blockchain to regulatory tech, the batch represents what startups are building amidst the fintech craze

Hong Kong

In places like Singapore and Hong Kong, there is no hotter word on the tip of the tongue of the startup universe than ‘fintech’. So naturally, a slew of accelerators have risen in an effort to find the most compelling companies in the sector.

In Hong Kong, one such accelerator, the SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator, sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank and Fidelity International, announced the finalists of its second batch today.

The programme directors said it received 200 applicants from 33 countries — a number that translates to a 24 per cent increase in interest from last year’s cohort.

The companies range from artificial intelligence, blockchain, wealth management, cyber security to regulatory tech companies.

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Let’s meet the finalists!


Bambu is a Singaporean robo-advisory company that wants to help companies improve their financial management. In some ways, the company takes the ethos many financial companies provide for individuals — turning spenders into savers into investors, and applies it to businesses.


Clare.ai is a white label solution for banks to help them better interact with their customers through chat messaging services. Based in Hong Kong, it has integrated an AI capability and is also working to leverage data for targeted marketing and improving customer management.


Headquarted in Brisbane, Entersoft is a a cybersecurity company for the financial services industry. Its strategy to approaching security is to have offensive assessment, proactive monitoring and pragmatic managed security.


A Singaporean startup that handles the compliance in order to help companies operating in regulated industries interact with their customers via chat. Chat messaging is increasingly becoming the most important way to communicate digitally, but some industries have rules and restrictions. FinChat will help companies navigate those regulations.


This Hong Kong company calls itself ‘Southeast Asia’s Universal Money App’ and is launching a multi-currency wallet, tied to a Visa card, to let people send and spend money at the best interbank exchange rate. It plans to launch in Q1 2017.

KYC Chain

This regulatory tech company uses distributed ledger technology (the same concept used in blockchain) to create users manage their digital identity while keeping regulators satisfied through a more convenient and secure process. It is based in Hong Kong and because users ‘own’ their identity, they get to choose which information is to be shared, and with whom.


Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Squirro is a big data visualisation company that works to build actionable data, that is also easy to understand and is highly scablable. It focusses on areas of risk, service and customer insights.

Xnotes Alliance

This startup builds enterprise solutions for companies on the blockchain. It has a few products, like a storage system, a software development kid and a transaction network, all using blockchain technology. It is based in Hong Kong.

So there we have it. The 2.0 batch of the SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator programme.

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