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IBOS member Santander Group’s “Santander InnoVentures”, the fintech venture capital fund, today announced that it has added UK-based Pixoneye and Curve, as well as US-based Gridspace to its portfolio in the latest round of strategic fintech investments.

Mariano Belinky, Managing Partner of Santander InnoVentures, commented:

“By adding Curve and Pixoneye to our portfolio, we’re delighted to support international entrepreneurs innovating in the UK’s fintech scene and help exciting start-ups with strong London-based teams gain access to the global financial services landscape.

As we invest in our core areas of artificial intelligence, open banking and customer centric solutions, we continue to position Banco Santander as a leader in financial services innovation and support the Group in its strategy of collaborating with disruptive companies, to make meaningful leaps in how we serve customers.”

Pixoneye offers predictive personalisation technology delivered on device, to capture consumers’ changing needs, offering predictive accuracy that can be integrated with brands’ customer relationship management systems and recommendation platforms. Additionally, Curve will contribute to its aim of opening up a new ‘connected finance’ category within banking by combining multiple payment cards and one mobile app, making moves towards effectively serving customers in a new open banking world.

Gridspace is the leading platform for conversational intelligence, and it enables companies to analyse and operationalise the conversational speech and text inputs.

Read the full press release via Banco Santander here.