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Global FinTech Venture Capital by the world’s thought-leaders in FinTech

Why we will win

Strong tailwinds

  • ~3.8x growth in FinTech funding in 5 years; ~USD 27 Bn in 2017 to ~USD 104 Bn in 2022
  • 350+ unicorns globally​
  • Open-minded Financial Services ecosystem

Strong competitive edge across the investment process​

  • Multiple proprietary sources of founder relationships and deal flow ​
  • 100+ in-house FinTech experts to supplement the due-diligence process
  • Significant ability to create value and operate portfolio companies, leveraging Cedar-IBSi’s platform

We are FinTech super-specialists

  • 30+ year track-record of transforming 300+ banks and globally whilst driving business and FinTech strategy​
  • Trusted advisor to 500+ global FinTechs across segments on product, growth, and market strategy​
  • Proprietary research and data portals on FinTech players and trends. 2,800+ FinTechs profiled by our teams​
  • In-house team of FinTech experts and consultants. 500+ years of cumulative experience

Our own FinTech Lab

  • Cedar-IBSi’s FinTech Lab has been home to 35+ well-recognized FinTechs since 2017​
  • Marketplace model and cohort programs help FinTechs boost growth across areas
  • Multi-region lab between the GCC, India, and Europe

IBSi GalaxyTM

Proprietary FinTech intelligence portal

Vendor SalesVision

  • Comprehensive module that tracks exclusive data of global banking technology vendor system sales and implementations. This module provides subscribers access to 27,300+ deals across 2,400+ global technology vendors9,000+ banks, covering 190+ countries since 2009
  • Compare vendors and cut and slice data as per your focus areas


Birds-eye view into the real-time banking system architecture of 9,000+ global banks, including key financial statistics, relevant IT leadership team members, system upgrade information and lots more

Market Data

  • A holistic view on all the latest trends and events across the financial technology world, presented through 100+ charts
  • An IBSi-authored market commentary of the global financial technology sector, comprising regulations, threats, trends, and lots more
  • Leaderboard matrix of global 100+ vendors brought to you by IBSi’s global research team

Annual IBSi Sales League table

  • The IBS Intelligence Annual Sales League Table (SLT) is the industry-acknowledged barometer of global banking technology vendor performance
  • Single-point repository assists in comparing the performance of various system types from a global perspective
  • Gain insights on ~6,000+ vendor deals across 2016 – 2022 covering the globe


  • Comprehensive proprietary BankTech and FinTech directories covering the global landscape
  • In-depth vendor profile coverage of over 200 vendors, covering key information such as their product suite, customer list, use-cases, and lots more
  • An exhaustive directory of 2,400+ global FinTechs, consisting of key facts along with product and client information
  • Proprietary IBSi PE/VC FinTech deal tracker consisting of 2,500+ deals, covering weekly happenings in the global investing space
  • 100+ use cases of global FinTech vendors, authored and validated by IBSi’s research team

Monthly IBSi FinTech Journal

Get access to monthly editions of the iconic IBSi FinTech Journal – the go-to place for technologists looking to build competitive intelligence, bankers looking to define their IT strategy, management consultants looking to make their clients smarter, and institutional investors who are seeking to make high-return investments

Many more additional Insights

  • A constant hourly feed of IBSi news with global coverage. Brought to you by IBSi’s editorial team.
  • Elevate your thought leadership quotient via IBSi whitepapers, webinars, analyst views, and more
  • Explore Cedar-IBSi’s proprietary FinTech indices and compare them against market indices from around the world
  • Become a member and get access to our state-of-art digital infrastructure in the Cedar-IBSi FinTech lab, based in Dubai.
  • Chat with an IBSi analyst directly via the live chat feed within the portal
  • Much more….

Our FinTech lab’s soon-to-be-launched cohort programs will focus on supporting founders with growth, across workstreams, leveraging our 100+ in-house FinTech experts and global experience. Cohort graduates will be eligible to gain funding from Cedar-IBSi Capital’s fund​











FinTech Lab

A platform for global FinTechs to access the multi-billion-dollar Middle-Eastern market opportunity
Market Access/Collaboration

  • Joint Ideation workshops, giving Fintechs opportunity to display capabilities to regional banks and gain knowledge of local requirements
  • In-person roundtable where we invite bankers to speak and invite members
  • Select Industry Introductions

Market Intelligence

  • Tailored In-person advisory session by a senior Cedar-IBSi member (request submitted 30 days in advance)
  • Dedicated Analyst block hours with an expert IBSi Analyst (request submitted 30 days in advance)
  • Complimentary access to the iconic monthly IBSi FinTech Journal + 1 relevant research report
  • 3 Month Free Trial for IBSi Galaxy


  • Mentions in IBSi’s weekly global FinTech newsletter (readers include technology buyers)
  • Leadership interviews/podcasts with coverage in IBSi’s global platforms​
  • Detailed solution demo to IBSi’s analyst team and potentially covered in IBSi GALAXY
  • Feature on Website with sharing of impression analytics


  • Opportunity to pitch to Cedar-IBSi fund team for your planned capital raise
  • Get access to interesting co-investment opportunities via Cedar-IBSi’s Venture Capital fund
  • Use of lab physical infrastructure and meeting rooms

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