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HDFC Bank and Pravega Ventures select two Startups under Co-Lab initiative to drive innovation in Fintech sector

HDFC Bank and Pravega Ventures select two Startups under Co-Lab initiative to drive innovation in Fintech sector

Kolkata, May 22 (UNI) HDFC Bank in collaboration with Pravega Ventures on Wednesday announced the selection of two innovative startups under its Co-Lab initiative.

As co-owners of the Co-Lab program, the Bank and Pravega Ventures have identified startups that demonstrate exceptional potential to address modern banking challenges and drive innovation in the fintech sector, according to a media statement on Wednesday.

Co-Lab, a joint program between HDFC Bank and Pravega Ventures, aims to identify and partner with startups offering cutting-edge solutions in fintech. Launched last year, the Co-Lab program seeks to foster collaboration between established financial institutions and emerging startups to deliver innovative products and services to customers.

"We are happy to welcome Grayquest and Epaylater to the Co-Lab program," said Ramesh Lakshminarayanan, Group Head - Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, HDFC Bank. "These startups bring unique expertise and solutions that have the potential to transform the fintech landscape."

“We are excited about the immense potential that exists in fintech-BFSI collaboration” said Vinay Menon, partner at Pravega Ventures. “Given the ringside view that we have of the entire ecosystem, we believe that the Co-Lab program provides great opportunity for these startups to scale new heights.”

The selection process involved evaluation by HDFC Bank and Pravega Ventures, followed by extensive discussions with the business team to ensure alignment with the Bank's strategic objectives. The selected startups will now collaborate with HDFC Bank to explore innovative solutions and drive mutual growth.


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