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For the past few months, we’ve been sweating it out hard at Open HQ, prepping for one of the world’s largest Fintech events — the Singapore Fintech Festival.
And what a great event it has been! 😍
We had the best time putting together a couple of much awaited launches and interacting with the best in the fintech community around the globe.
Here’s a round up of the highlights of the power-packed #SGFinTechFest. 👇
The Credit Card everyone’s been waiting for
We joined forces with VISA to launch the sought after Open Founders Card — Asia’s first ever Credit Card that’s designed exclusively for SMEs & startups.
It was a pinch me moment for all us Openers to watch the crowd at the edge of their seats, as they had a first look at the card.
And we couldn’t contain our excitement when Vikram Kshettry, Head for B2B Partnerships & B2B Connect at VISA & Manish Daswani — Director, Business Solutions — India & South Asia at VISA along with our Co-founder & CEO Anish Achuthan, finally unveiled the card.
At Open we always have our ears to the ground on the business banking demons that entrepreneurs fight daily. And that’s why we built the Open Founders Card — a power packed credit card, just the way entrepreneurs have always wanted.
Right from uncomplicating their team’s expenses & letting finance teams manage subscriptions with ease, the founders card has got it all.
But hey, don’t take it from us
Take it from the startup community. We were blown away by the number of people who shared their excitement around the card on social media.
So much so that, we are currently at a waitlist of 6500 cards, in a week of the launch! 🎉
Feeling left out? Don’t!
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The BaaS report that turned heads
We kicked off yet another reveal by teaming up with the folks at MEDICI to launch the first-ever extensive report on Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS).
It was a packed house at our stall at Singapore Fintech Festival as people headed over to grab a copy of the report & read all about the impact and pace at which Baas is driving a disruptive change in the industry.
The timing of this report couldn’t have been more perfect — a time when banks & fintech players in the Indian market are opening up to this golden opportunity of collaboration. At Open, we are really excited to see how BaaS is now turning out to be a win-win for all the players in the ecosystem.
We work hard. But we party harder.
And if these things got you pumped, you’re in for more excitement.
So, we at Open are big believers of the community. And we were super thrilled to host the ‘India Fintech Party’ at 1-Altitude, the world’s highest alfresco bar in the world, in association with Mumbai Fintech Hub.
It was an amazing evening of some lip-smacking food, cocktails and awesome conversations. And of course — the SURREAL VIEW of the Marina Bay Sands!
And with that, I’m happy to wrap up — thank you Singapore! You’ve been amazing.
But wait, did you miss out on all that live action? Go follow us on Twitter to catch all the action live next time we are dropping something big. It’s sooner than you’d expect 😉.