Afthonia Lab partners with DBS Bank India to nurture FinTech innovations
By Leandra Monteiro
Afthonia Lab, a private FinTech incubator, announced a strategic partnership with DBS Bank India Limited to empower FinTech start-ups to bring innovative solutions to transform the traditional Indian financial industry. Through this partnership, start-ups from Afthonia Lab can tap into the DBS network to receive a safe ecosystem to experiment, test their ideas and grow.
Startups with Afthonia Lab will access a secure and safe ecosystem and blueprint to conduct their business operations supported by DBS. With Afthonia Lab’s technological expertise and DBS Bank’s digital infrastructure, these startups can prepare for the next inflexion point in their journeys to move ahead in their respective marketplaces.
Speaking on this partnership, Tanul Mishra, CEO, Afthonia Lab, said, “We are glad to be associated with DBS Bank since we believe that the traditional financial industry is on the cusp of a digital revolution, and fintech start-ups are leading this change. Partnering with DBS was an obvious choice because of our shared ideology that fintech start-ups are the principal growth drivers of the economy, currently in the aftermath of Covid. With DBS, we want to ensure a holistic and safe environment for start-ups to not only grow but thrive.”
Commenting on this partnership, Sudarshan Chari, Executive Director & Head – Business Banking, DBS Bank India, said, “The world today is moving towards integrating seamless digital experiences for various banking requirements of users. As a digital-first bank, we are aligned with the vision to empower innovation and design end-to-end digital solutions that would ease financial access for customers. True to Startup India’s ethos, we take pride in partnering with a like-minded fintech incubator like Afthonia Lab to catalyse startup culture and build an inclusive ecosystem for innovation. The partnership offers an opportunity for startups to build an integrated platform that will shape the future of financial services in the country. This shift to platform-based models is a win-win for both fintechs and banks as it provides benefits to both.”
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