Thyngs picked for Tech Nation FinTech startups initiative

Thyngs picked for Tech Nation FinTech startups initiative

Norwich-based mobile payments venture, Thyngs, is one of 20 early-stage companies selected for Tech Nation’s first FinTech growth programme.

"It's fantastic to be recognised by such an esteemed panel of industry leaders as one of a small number of high-growth FinTech companies with the potential to transform the way we pay,” says CEO Neil Garner.

“To be one of the 20 selected is testament to the strength of our model, team and prospects, but to be one of just seven firms headquartered outside London shows that great ideas and disruptive businesses don't just come out of the capital."

The programme is a key part of the UK Government’s FinTech strategy, endorsed by HM Treasury, and applications were judged by senior executives from the likes of EY, Motive Partners, Passion Capital, RBS and Starling Bank. 

Eileen Burbidge, Chair of Tech Nation and HM Treasury’s special envoy for FinTech, and one of the judges, comments: “The calibre of applications for the programme was incredibly impressive with a wide breadth of various business models. The companies chosen have already demonstrated that they are winners and will certainly have many more successes to come,”Burbidge, who is also chair of FinTech Delivery Panel and a partner at Passion Capital, added.

Over the next five months, Thyngs will get the chance to work with various UK FinTech entrepreneurs on such topics as the challenges of scaling, partnerships with incumbents, regulations and international expansion. The company will also attend insights sessions in Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and London. The programme will end with a trip to the US, with the opportunity to establish a network of potential investors and partners.

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