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

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About Us

Cedar Capital is the BankTech/B2B FinTech-focused Venture Capital brainchild of global management consulting firm, Cedar Consulting, and global FinTech market intelligence firm, IBS Intelligence.

Not many know FinTech the way we do. Cedar 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.

Why we will win

B2B FinTech/BankTech Focus

  • An under-leveraged opportunity and is core to the evolution of the wider FinTech ecosystem
  • Cedar-IBSi’s strong competitive advantage lies in our 60+ year research and consulting track-record in the BankTech space
  • Allow the fund to focus on profitable and scalable technology businesses with clear unit economics

In-house FinTech Lab

  • Cedar-IBSi’s FinTech Lab has been home to 35+ well-recognized FinTechs since 2018
  • Marketplace model and cohort programs help FinTechs boost growth across areas
  • Multi-region lab between the GCC, India, and Europe
  • $500 mn+ successfully raised by past and current lab members

Strong competitive edge across the investment process

  • Multiple proprietary sources of founder relationships and deal flow ​
  • 100+ in-house FinTech experts to supplement the due-diligence process
  • Significant ability to create value and operate portfolio companies, leveraging Cedar-IBSi’s platform

We are FinTech super-specialists

  • 30+ year track-record of transforming 300+ banks and globally whilst driving business and FinTech strategy​
  • Trusted advisor to 500+ global FinTechs across segments on product, growth, and market strategy​
  • Proprietary research and data portals on FinTech players and trends. 3,000+ FinTechs profiled by our teams​
  • In-house team of FinTech experts and consultants. 500+ years of cumulative experience

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 29,000+ deals across 3,000+ 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 ~6,000+ vendor deals across 2016 – 2022 covering the globe


  • Comprehensive proprietary BankTech and FinTech directories covering the global landscape
  • In-depth vendor profile coverage of over 200 vendors, covering key information such as their product suite, customer list, use-cases, and lots more
  • An exhaustive directory of 3,000+ global FinTechs, consisting of key facts along with product and client information
  • Proprietary IBSi PE/VC FinTech deal tracker consisting of 3,000+ 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….

Our FinTech lab’s soon-to-be-launched cohort programs will focus on supporting founders with growth, across workstreams, leveraging our 100+ in-house FinTech experts and global experience. Cohort graduates will be eligible to gain funding from Cedar Capital’s fund​











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 Capital 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

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