Barclays Accelerator program

How Rise Companies Are Transforming Financial Services


A year ago this month, Rise London moved to a bespoke new Shoreditch headquarters, becoming the largest fintech workspace in Europe. With the ink still fresh on transformative new deals with the bank, we talk with start-ups Cutover and Flux – two graduates of the Barclays Accelerator programme based at the east London hub.

When Rise London left its Whitechapel home for seven floors and 30,000 square feet of architect-designed workspace in London’s ‘silicon roundabout’ last year, Barclays’ Group CEO Jes Staley said: “Barclays is a technology company at its core now.”

Barclays Accelerator Game Changer: Hello Soda


When you are doing something disruptive, it can be difficult to get people to back your ideas. Innovative companies tend to get excited about new ideas before the rest of the pack. Slower-moving businesses, however, start embracing innovation once the proof of success is already out there.

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