About Rise

Rise brings together the world’s best and brightest start-ups and experts to create the future of financial services.

As an organisation with a history of technological firsts, Barclays is excited by the transformations currently taking place in finance, technology and business. The product innovations and industry developments that used to come from large corporations and institutions are now being created by entrepreneurial individuals around the world who are working with increased speed to disrupt the business models of the past. In order to work with these entrepreneurs in a mutually beneficial way, Barclays established Rise.

Through its global network of connected sites in seven of the world’s top FinTech ecosystems, Rise delivers numerous programmes that facilitate rapid engagement between Barclays and the Rise community in order to solve some of the biggest challenges facing financial services. These programmes foster long-term mutually beneficial relationships, designed to scale early prototypes and new business models into live products and services. By collaborating with Barclays, our members receive advice and mentorship from some of the world’s leading experts in financial services, as well as having access to a new global customer.

With a global network of talent, world-class innovation programmes and workspaces, Rise is a curated community where the best and brightest can develop, collaborate, and scale together.

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Rise is the Barclays open innovation programme

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7 locations

    London
    Manchester
    New York
    Vilnius
    Cape Town
    Tel Aviv
    Mumbai