Why Barclays is partnering with Fintech Disruptor HedgeFlows for the Rise Growth Academy 2023

HedgeFlows, the fintech solution that offers a smart financial toolkit for small and medium-sized businesses, has been selected for Barclays’ prestigious 2023 Rise Growth Academy.

The Barclays Academy partnership consists of a ten-week programme beginning on the 19th of October 2023 and recognises the 16 most innovative FinTech ventures globally. HedgeFlows joins a virtual community of world class innovators to partake in a course that will develop the impact of their solution and support founders in fintech.

Whilst enrolled in The Academy, cohort members will receive exclusive, educational modules and 1:1 sessions with industry leaders. Rise 2023 mentors include Ilias Sarris, the Senior Strategy Manager at Accenture, and Joel Perlman, founder of OakNorth Credit Intelligence.

The digital-first programme is designed to accelerate the journey of founders as they scale their Fintech ventures. Partaking in the opportunity will accelerate HedgeFlows’ progress in helping businesses with easier and safer international finances.


HedgeFlows Co-founder Neh Thaker commented: “We are overjoyed to be part of the Barclays Rise Growth Academy and by the prospect of spending the next ten weeks working alongside a cohort of great fintech innovators who share our high-growth aspirations. This opportunity stands HedgeFlows in great stead to continue to address the empowerment of SMEs within the UK economy and when making the cross-border payments required to grow internationally.” 


70% of SMEs won’t expand beyond the UK because trading costs remain too high. HedgeFlows’ SME empowerment report outlines the challenges that growing businesses face when accessing the financial services required to trade internationally. HedgeFlows has made these resources accessible to SMEs, implementing the best treasury and risk management practices to scale globally and encourage the spread of innovation and prosperity.


Learn more about Barclays Rise Growth Academy here: https://aspirelearner.com/riseacademies/growth/


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