Startup Support Program by LenDenClub Alpha launches their first cohort of fintech startups

Startup Incubated

Mumbai, 31st January 2023: LenDenClub Alpha, the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of LenDenClub, announced its first cohort of the ‘Bharat FinTech Program’. It launched last quarter to foster innovation, encourage, and support fintech start-ups in semi-urban and rural India. From over 150 applications received for joining the incubation program, six innovative fintech startups across India were selected, which will be nurtured under the program in association with Startup Reseau.

‘Bharat Fintech Program’ by LenDenClub Alpha concentrated on identifying, incubating, and accelerating early-stage start-ups building cutting-edge solutions, helping boost new-age budding entrepreneurs in the fintech space across India. LenDenClub Alpha conducted nationwide start-up engagement drives in Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and various other cities. Basis, which received more than 150 applications to join its program.

The fintech startups being incubated through the program by LenDenClub Alpha, span different areas, such as multi-asset investment, alternate investment, digital banking services, P2P aggregators, and AI-led investment advisors. The selected fintech startups will receive specialized mentorship in verticals such as Tech & Product upgradation, driving customer acquisition, Innovation audits, and Go-to-Market, and Industry connections from LenDenClub Alpha. A three-month-long cohort-based program will mentor the selected five startups with potentially disruptive technologies that could reshape the fintech sector in the future.

Rajat Sinha, Principal at LenDenClub Alpha, said, “We are thrilled to receive such an amazing response from the Fintech startups. The Bharat Fintech Program is aimed to promote innovation and inclusivity for the budding startups and to give them a necessary push to grow faster. We are eager to work with startups with disruptive technology to advance technology growth and provide greater value to a larger population in Bharat. Helping all possible startups who can cater to Bharat to make Bharat the real leader in the FinTech ecosystem in a global landscape. In the future, we are planning many such programs to help FinTechs in the areas of Technology, Product and Operations.”

The program is in line with the government’s “Startup India Initiative” by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship and tackling the difficulties that new businesses confront.

Recently, LenDenClub Alpha, Artha Venture Fund, and Unicorn India Ventures invested USD 1.5 million in the no-code platform, Hubble. As things advance, LenDenClub Alpha plans to introduce more cohorts under the ‘Bharat Fintech Program’ to accelerate the fintech startups from semi-urban and rural regions that offer unique solutions.

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