BankTech & FinTech Venture Capital by the world’s thought-leaders in FinTech

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About Us

Cedar-IBSi Capital (SEBI-registered trust, CAT II – AIF. Registration No. IN/AIF2/22-23/1185) is the BankTech/B2B FinTech-focused Venture Capital brainchild of global management consulting firm, Cedar Consulting, and global FinTech market intelligence firm, IBS Intelligence.

The fund is independently structured and follows a classic LP-GP model.

Not many know FinTech the way we do. Cedar-IBSi Capital will leverage the combined brainpower and experience of two global 30+ year-old Financial Services/FinTech research and consulting firms, to back founders and FinTechs that will fuel disruption in the coming decades.

Our unique competitive edge

Cedar-IBSi Capital has multiple competitive advantages over other emerging and established FinTech funds
60+ years of experience focused on the financial services ecosystem
Global in-house team consisting of FinTech consultants and experts
Dedicated FinTech lab with sandbox facilities. Moonshot accelerator program for BankTech startups.
Strong understanding of the buy-side (banks + users of FinTech) will help with assessing targets and facilitate exit opportunities
Proprietary league tables and rankings to help identify “winners”
Multi-region focus covering the hottest FinTech markets
Proprietary intelligence in a variety of forms
Pure-play FinTech focus

Top insights

AI in Accounting: Moving Beyond the Hype

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NextGen Core and Digital Banking Summit, London

Watch Video

A centralised hub to manage and access a range of financial services

Listen Podcast

FIDA Unleashed | Beyond Open Banking & Data Privacy

Watch Webinar

Sales League Table Report 2024

Read Research Report

Navigating The FinTech Landscape: Powering Corporate Banking Through Interoperability

Read Whitepaper

FinTech Lab

Our in-house platform for global FinTechs to access the multi-billion dollar India & Middle East market opportunity
Market Access & Collaboration

  • In-person thematic knowledge sessions (peer-to-peer learning) with subject matter experts and thought leaders (one-to-many format)
  • In-person thematic round-table discussion with representation from 2-3 regional banks, moderated by Cedar-IBSi senior leaders. The lab members will get a chance to interact with the bankers in-person
  • Pre-qualified industry introductions for CIFL lab members to get the foot in the door with the industry players. (5% T&C applies)
  • Digital community access (Virtual community on digital platform)

Market Intelligence

  • Tailored in-person one-to-one advisory session by a senior Cedar-IBSi senior member
  • Training and Masterclass sessions hosted by senior Cedar-IBSi expert
  • Complimentary access to the iconic monthly IBSi FinTech Journal
  • Exclusive access to the iconic IBSi Galaxy Portal – a self-service insights and intelligence portal, tracking and analyzing the global BankTech and FinTech landscape weekly.


  • Special visibility and promotion at FinTech happy hours hosted in multiple cities throughout the year.
  • Exclusive interviews of leaders covered on IBSi Intelligence website and digital channel with 1mn+ pageviews annually
  • Leadership coverage on IBSi’s exclusive FinTech podcast – IBS Intelligence Podcasts
  • Detailed solution demo to Cedar-IBSi’s team and potentially covered in IBSi GALAXY (subscribers include global banks, funds, consultants)
  • Banner feature on IBS Intelligence’s popular website (1mn+ pageviews annually) and weekly FinTech newsletter (15,000+ subscribers)
  • Exclusive access to IBSi Intelligence’s 10+ annual events hosted in the region (


  • Opportunity to pitch to Cedar-IBSi fund team for your planned capital raise
  • Get access to interesting co-investment opportunities via Cedar-IBSi Capital (SEBI AIF) Venture fund
  • Pitch coaching sessions by an industry expert to review of your pitch content, the story and flow of your pitch, recommendations on your deck design, and public speaking skills
  • Use of lab physical infrastructure and meeting rooms

Technology and Resources

  • Access to open developer platform and data marketplace to unlock innovation
  • Access to the network of Technology Partner Credits
  • Access to Job Board on the IBS Intelligence website to recruit high calibre candidates for your team

Our recently launched Moonshot accelerator program focuses on supporting BankTech founders with growth across workstreams, leveraging our 100+ in-house FinTech experts and global experience. Cohort graduates will also be eligible for funding from Cedar-IBSi Capital’s (SEBI AIF) fund.











IBSi GalaxyTM

Proprietary FinTech intelligence portal

Vendor SalesVision

  • Comprehensive module that tracks exclusive data of global banking technology vendor system sales and implementations. This module provides subscribers access to 30,000+ deals across 3,300+ global technology vendors, 10,000+ banks, covering 190+ countries since 2009
  • Compare vendors and cut and slice data as per your focus areas


Birds-eye view into the real-time banking system architecture of 10,000+ global banks, including key financial statistics, relevant IT leadership team members, system upgrade information and lots more

Market Data

  • A holistic view on all the latest trends and events across the financial technology world, presented through 100+ charts
  • An IBSi-authored market commentary of the global financial technology sector, comprising regulations, threats, trends, and lots more
  • Leaderboard matrix of global 100+ vendors brought to you by IBSi’s global research team

Annual IBSi Sales League table

  • The IBS Intelligence Annual Sales League Table (SLT) is the industry-acknowledged barometer of global banking technology vendor performance
  • Single-point repository assists in comparing the performance of various system types from a global perspective
  • Gain insights on ~7,000+ vendor deals across 2016 – 2023 covering the globe


  • Comprehensive proprietary BankTech and FinTech directories covering the global landscape
  • In-depth vendor profile coverage of over 500 vendors, covering key information such as their product suite, customer list, use-cases, and lots more
  • An exhaustive directory of 3,300+ global FinTechs, consisting of key facts along with product and client information
  • Proprietary IBSi PE/VC FinTech deal tracker consisting of 3,300+ deals, covering weekly happenings in the global investing space
  • 100+ use cases of global FinTech vendors, authored and validated by IBSi’s research team

Monthly IBSi FinTech Journal

Get access to monthly editions of the iconic IBSi FinTech Journal – the go-to place for technologists looking to build competitive intelligence, bankers looking to define their IT strategy, management consultants looking to make their clients smarter, and institutional investors who are seeking to make high-return investments

Many more additional Insights

  • A constant hourly feed of IBSi news with global coverage. Brought to you by IBSi’s editorial team.
  • Elevate your thought leadership quotient via IBSi whitepapers, webinars, analyst views, and more
  • Explore Cedar-IBSi’s proprietary FinTech indices and compare them against market indices from around the world
  • Become a member and get access to our state-of-art digital infrastructure in the Cedar-IBSi FinTech lab, based in Dubai.
  • Chat with an IBSi analyst directly via the live chat feed within the portal
  • Much more….