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Embedded finance outfit Hubuc joins Y-Combinator startup incubator

Source: Hubuc

The next generation banking-as-a-service platform, HUBUC has been selected to join one the world’s most prestigious start-up incubators, Y-Combinator (YC).

YC’s intensive three-month accelerator is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge and contacts to develop and scale their businesses as well as connecting them with potential investors. The scheme’s alumni includes the likes of Airbnb, Doordash, Stripe and Dropbox, and the combined valuation of YC companies is more than $300bn.

HUBUC enables companies to incorporate a number of payment capabilities into their offering, from onboarding and payments to FX and card issuance. It offers companies the convenience of having just one API, just one contract, and no regulatory requirements, meaning companies don’t have to sign up to seven different contracts and integrate seven APIs. It also helps them bring payment services online much faster than existing methods.

Hasan Nawaz, CEO of HUBUC added: “It’s a huge accolade for us to join such a renowned incubator and we hope to follow in the footsteps of its successful alumni. The embedded finance opportunity is set to grow and with the added firepower of Y-Combinator, we have the capabilities to help realise its full potential.

“As well as absorbing as much knowledge as possible, we plan to use the investment funds to build our compliance team, further product development and expand the sales and marketing teams in preparation of international expansion.”

Ignacio Javierre, COO of HUBUC commented: "To be selected to join the Y-Combinator is a significant step in HUBUC’s development. Hasan and I have experience launching a number of fintech solutions, all of which have contributed to the success of HUBUC today. To be recognised for this by YC is incredibly rewarding for us.

“We hope this experience will turn into an opportunity to accelerate the growth of our company so we can bring the benefits of embedded finance - such as improving payment methods, easy bank account opening, currency exchange and better analytics - to even more businesses.”

Securing a place with YC recognises both the expert team at HUBUC, as well as the wider value of the embedded finance opportunity, which is expected to be worth $3.6 trillion by 2030[1].

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