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We are thrilled to announce and welcome the next twelve companies to the 2017 Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars. This programme has become, arguably, the most selective Fintech Accelerator in the world with a growing list of alumni that are literally changing the face of financial services. Today is the first day of the programme that will run for the next thirteen weeks.

The programme brings together two powerful networks: Barclays, a global bank at the forefront of change and digitization, and Techstars, a 1.5 million person ecosystem that literally helps entrepreneurs from innovation to IPO. Our nearly 900 portfolio companies have raised over $2.7 billion in capital and 100 have had been acquired.

In addition to being selective, this programme is remarkably global and diverse. Incredible British founders will be joined by entrepreneurs from France, Sweden, Ireland, Tunisia, Israel and the USA. They were selected from an applicant pool focused on next generation technology for the financial services industry. Companies in this class are working on solutions in artificial intelligence, regulation-technology, simulation-as-a-service, payments, identity, banking API’s, alternative data-sets and blockchain.

I’d like to thank our mentors, sponsors, partners and alumni for their generous support.  We look forward to another great class this winter!

Here are the companies:

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Shieldpay – Simple Secure Escrow.

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Courtsdesk – Courtsdesk is the ultimate legal reporting service, extracting new information from the legal system for up-to-the minute news, legal and financial risk research, and business insight.


Alyne – We enable organisations to painlessly comply with standards, laws and regulations and measure compliance and cyber security risk.


Citizen – Citizen is an identity-as-a-service company using encryption and tokenisation for the frictionless and secure exchange of identity, ownership and reputation.

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Bokio – Your digital controller always at hand for you and your business, free of charge.

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HaloTrade – HaloTrade is an application to drive sustainable and transparent global supply chains, combining blockchain technology, mobile apps and supplier financing.


Bean – Bean is the simple way to find, track and manage all your bills and subscriptions.


Barac – We help financial institutions, telecoms and retailers detect and predict fraud in real-time across their network.

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Homeppl – Homeppl is an intelligent risk assessment tool for landlords about tenants.


Nevis – Creating the future of open banking through secure and trusted instant messaging.

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Flux – Flux solves the problem of keeping track of receipts by automatically linking them to payment cards whilst making use of key receipt data.


Simudyne – Artificially intelligent simulations for financial institutions.


Chris Adelsbach
Managing Director at Barclays Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in London. Entrepreneur and Angel Investor. Love working with smart, driven and fun entrepreneurs who run fintech businesses….especially Payments, Blockchain, Cyber-security, AI, Insurance-tech and banking the unbanked. @ChrisAdelsbach