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World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology solution provider, has announced a multi-year partnership with SixThirty, a venture fund and startup accelerator that invests in financial technology-based startups.
As part of the partnership WWT’s Matt Horner, senior vice president, Global Enterprise Sales, and Philip Farah, digital transformation lead, Global Financial Services Institutions will now join SixThirty’s Investment Committee which evaluates the investment pipeline and selects FinTech startups to invest in, and guides them through the process.
Each year, SixThirty invests in eight to 10 financial technology (fintech) start-ups from a globally diverse pool of more than 300 companies seeking investment. As part of this investment, the companies participate in business development programs focusing on mentorship, as well as networking opportunities with some of the leading technology and financial services institutions in the region and across the country.
WWT will also provide selected members of the SixThirty cohort with access to their Advanced Technology Center (ATC), an opportunity that will enable the startups to utilize the latest in technology for testing and rapid experimentation purposes. Current WWT customers will also benefit from the cutting-edge knowledge and expertise of these entrepreneurs as they all work to innovate.
“WWT is a leading technology provider, rapidly expanding its innovation leadership globally and consistently recognized for our great culture and as one of the best places to work in the United States,” said Matt Horner, senior vice president, Global Enterprise Sales, World Wide Technology.
The relationship between the two St. Louis-based companies further cements the city as one of the fastest growing startup cities in the United States. The partnership strengthens a shared mission to attract entrepreneurs who strengthen the job and talent pools, accelerate the economy, and create a place that fosters innovation.
“SixThirty drives collaboration between incumbents and FinTechs by uncovering promising solutions and nurturing entrepreneurial talent from across the globe with our deep Financial Services and Insurance network,” said Atul Kamra, SixThirty’s Managing Partner. “WWT is a leading technology provider, consistently recognized as among the best places to work in the United States. We look forward to pairing our FinTech expertise with their technology experience to help our partners and portfolio companies grow.”