Industry Leading FinTech Accelerator is Back

After an extensive selection process, we are pleased to announce that nine phenomenal companies are joining the 2019 Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in New York.

Taking place in the heart of New York City, the program was created by Techstars and Barclays and allows us to pursue a shared goal of supporting entrepreneurs inventing the next generation of financial services. Together, we’ve built a model that reimagines corporate innovation and has resulted in tremendous value for Barclays and our 160+ FinTech portfolio companies. The bottom line is this: Since being established in 2014, the program has become one of the industry’s leading FinTech Accelerator programs, which is supported by the collective value of our alumni companies that has now reached over $1 billion to date.

Opportunities to invest in FinTech have never been greater, and I couldn’t imagine a more ideal partner than Barclays to run this program. Together with Mariquit Corcoran, Managing Director, Group Innovation at Barclays, we’re thrilled to welcome these nine companies to our program, and look forward to working with them to accelerate their businesses over the next 13 weeks. Mariquit notes, “This year’s New York class spans across a diverse and exciting set of sectors addressing challenges faced by the financial services industry including accounting, lending, travel, payments, data and analytics, personal finance and savings, and wealth management.”

Without further ado, here are the nine companies that will form the 2019 class:


Hubly is building technology to power the future of financial advice



Lance is empowering freelancers to navigate their financial future.


Lifesaver empowers young consumers with financial literacy resources and matches them to financial institutions in their community.

Revelio Labs

Revelio Labs provides an in-depth view into the workforces of companies around the world.



Swipedom maximizes cash flow for startups by splitting their invoices into installments.


Taptrip is a self-serve business travel and expenses platform for small and medium sized businesses.



TomoCredit helps millennials get credit cards they deserve by analyzing their alternative data sets.


Trio is an all-in-one brokerage and checking account that lets you earn investment returns on your checking balance.


Vestive is a digital investment advisor creating solutions that are better for the environment, our society, and our user’s financial futures.

140 FinTech Investments: The Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars

Applications are now open for the fifth Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars in New York.

Over the last 6 years, Techstars and Barclays have become two of the most active FinTech investors in the World.

So what’s behind the success? Because let’s be honest… FinTech is really (really) hard.

The program creates an unfair advantage by marrying the banking expertise and unparalleled distribution of Barclays with Techstars’ proven track record of accelerating technology companies.

Now, this program is not for the faint hearted. You have to be tenacious, resilient and – most importantly – you have to be pushing the known boundaries in capital markets, consumer banking, insurtech, risk management, payments/credit, lending, regtech, credit solutions, blockchain, and more.

Starting in March, we’ll be hosting a series of webinars, office hours, and AMA sessions. These will help you to get to know the community and provide information on Techstars’ approach to entrepreneurship.

Do you have questions about the program and what we look for?

Register for an upcoming interactive webinar & AMA session to learn more:

Request office hours if you want to meet us one-on-one to receive mentoring and advice on your startup, business model, and product.  If we’re not coming to a city near you, you can always select a virtual meeting when applying.

Open Office Hours:

  • Vancouver, Canada | March 12
  • Boston, USA | March 20
  • Toronto, Canada | March 25
  • Washington, DC, USA | March 28
  • New York, USA | April 2
  • Chicago, USA | April 17
  • Atlanta, USA | April 24
  • New York, USA | April 30
  • London, UK | May 1
  • Tel Aviv, IL | May 6
  • San Francisco | May 10
  • Virtual Meetings | Anytime!

We’ve also designated specific dates dedicated to office hours for founders from underrepresented groups (women, people of color, veterans, founders over age 50, LGBTQ, etc.). If you’re an underrepresented founder, we’d love to hear from you! You can request virtual or NYC-based office hours with us on March 22nd or April 16th.