AlphaCode – FinTech Entrepreneurs Solve Our Problems

Editors Note: AlphaCode is for financial services entrepreneurs. At ZApreneur, we believe the financial services industry in South Africa needs to become much more innovative. We support financial services that target enttrepreneurs, and that are not based on interest. Go forth, and transform this industry.

AlphaCode – RMI launches groundbreaking African fintech hub

The concept is modelled on the leading fintech development hub, Level 39 in London’s Canary Wharf, which has become a successful catalyst for emerging fintech players. Thanks to the weight of major industry players, AlphaCode has already signed up over 50 diverse, rapidly-growing financial services entrepreneurs.
AlphaCode is powered by Rand Merchant Insurance Holdings (RMI) and Rand Merchant Bank Holdings (RMBH), which are strategic active managers of a R759 billion financial services portfolio, which includes FirstRand, Discovery, OUTsurance, MMI Holdings, Merchant Capital and RMB Structured Insurance. RMIH and RMBH are active, value-adding partners and enablers of innovation and leadership in financial services.
Commenting on the creation of AlphaCode, RMI Senior Investment Executive, Dominique Collett said: “RMIH’s investment in this development gives a clear indication of the future direction of financial services. The fintech business models of the future are agile, disruptive ventures, often started by emerging entrepreneurs. With this in mind, AlphaCode provides a vehicle to identify strategic key investments in the financial services industry and be a catalyst for the development of fintech in Africa.”
Head of Ecosystem Development and Management at AlphaCode, Chipo Mushwana says, “African fintech businesses have provided some of the most exciting developments in global financial services in recent history, and we will help to grow promising, impactful businesses.”
There is no charge to belong to AlphaCode. It is fully funded by Rand Merchant Insurance Holdings (RMI). There are four membership tiers which range from green entry level membership up to diamond. Green membership is open to everyone and approval is immediate. Gold, platinum and diamond memberships are subject to AlphaCode team approval.
Green membership is offered to all aspiring entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and service providers. The benefits include a monthly newsletter and access to open networking events.
Gold membership is available to full-time founders and co-founders of financial services businesses only. Members have access to the Sandton based AlphaCode co-working offices, facilitated networking and VIP events, informal mentorship and exposure to the RMI investment team and portfolio companies.
Platinum membership is offered to high-potential, broad-based black economic empowerment entrepreneurial businesses with five or fewer team members. AlphaCode offers free private office space at AlphaCode, business support services, informal mentorship and access to networking events including exclusive pitches for enterprise funding.
Diamond membership is offered to businesses which are poised for high growth and investment from RMIH. These businesses are offered access to workspace and exclusive networking events as well as dedicated mentorship from senior executives within the RMI group.
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Through its offering of access to market and critical resources, AlphaCode is to become the centre of a world-class financial services ecosystem in Africa.

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