About Cedar-IBSi

Cedar is a global strategy consulting, research, and analytics firm with a 35-year track record and clients across multiple industry sectors. Since 1985, our teams have assisted clients in areas of strategy, process innovation, strategic human capital, and business technology, among others, with a strong focus on the Financial Services sector. As a full-suite management consulting firm, Cedar assists clients across these areas in an integrated fashion – from strategy formulation, to execution, and implementation.

The firm’s heritage includes being part of the former US$1 billion Renaissance Worldwide, whose leadership included the creators of the Balanced Scorecard – the world’s leading strategy deployment and performance management tool used by organizations globally.

Our specialist Financial Services practice serves as the firm’s center of excellence, and offers innovative advisory, research, and accelerator capabilities to the players in the global Financial Services ecosystem, covering all aspects of their business models.

About IBS Intelligence

Established in 1991, UK-headquartered International Banking Systems (IBS) Intelligence (IBSi) is the world’s only pure-play Financial Technology (traditional and new-age) research, advisory, and media firm, with global coverage, and a 360° portfolio of intelligence offerings.

For over 30 years, IBSi’s expert teams have delivered independent, in-depth, actionable insights, with a laser focus on everything from Financial Technology to the global banking, consulting, technology, and institutional investor world.

As an Analyst firm, we take pride in covering 2,000+ FinTech vendors in-depth globally – the largest by any global research firm in this space. IBSi’s iconic annual Sales League Table has been the industry-acknowledged barometer of global Financial Technology vendor performance for 20+ years, covering 100+ leading technology participants from 150+ countries across 20 system types. Every year.

The Cedar-IBSi platform also runs the Cedar-IBSI FinTech Lab, a BankTech/B2B FinTech accelerator that has been home to 35+ successful FinTechs since 2017, and aims to become the go-to FinTech Lab in the region in the years to come.

Cedar’s independent Venture Capital fund (SEBI-registered trust, CAT II – AIF. Registration No. IN/AIF2/22-23/1185), announced in 2023, will leverage the strong knowledge and intelligence backbone of Cedar-IBSi’s 30+ year track record in global financial services and technology research and consulting. The $30-50 million fund will build a portfolio of 15-20 companies with a strong focus on the BankTech and B2B FinTech space, hoping to create value for founders in multiple strategic areas beyond capital.

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