Siam Commercial Bank completes investments in PayKey and IndoorAtlas, extending its global reach and access to critical technologies | Techsauce

Siam Commercial Bank completes investments in PayKey and IndoorAtlas, extending its global reach and access to critical technologies

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), through its financial technology subsidiary Digital Ventures, completed Series B investments in PayKey, an Israel-based social payment solution provider, and IndoorAtlas, an Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) technology provider from Finland.  The investments mark a major step in furthering Digital Ventures’ mission of expanding knowledge in deep technologies, strengthening relationship with global startups and exploring new business opportunities for Siam Commercial Bank. 

Orapong Thien-Ngern, CEO, Digital Ventures, said that, “The investments in PayKey and IndoorAtlas are significant strategic moves in broadening Digital Ventures’ technology footprint in key technologies such as blockchain, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and location-based technologies essential to shaping both the near and long-term future of business and financial services. They also grant us a toehold in the Nordics and Israel, vitally important fintech and core-tech markets for SCB. It has been our strategy from Day One to identify and learn from the best and most relevant technologies and startups, wherever in the world they may be found, resulting in the development of new services and enhancement of customer experience for both SCB and its corporate customers.”

Currently, Siam Commercial Bank has successfully expanded its investment network in fintech and innovation throughout Asia, the United States, Scandinavia and Israel.

About PayKey

PayKey is an Israel-based startup, developed first of its kind secured payment keyboard that enables bank customers to do money transfer on various social networks, including Facebook, LINE, WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, etc. With the platform embedded into the bank’s mobile banking application, customers enjoy the security of the trusted bank within their favorite social network application, making everyday banking easier and more efficient than ever before. Siam Commercial Bank is currently conducting the feasibility study on the integration of this new payment platform.

About IndoorAtlas

IndoorAtlas is a developer of Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) technology from Finland with strong partners including Baidu in China and Yahoo! in Japan.  IndoorAtlas’s patented technology utilizes built-in magnet in smartphone to locate people in indoor environment. IPS is a core technology for proximity marketing, helping merchants offer rewards and promotions relevant to consumers in commercial buildings like shopping mall, office building, hotel, airport, etc., in real time basis. Digital Ventures utilized this technology to develop the ‘Chatuchak Guide’ mobile application, a digital platform that helps place merchants on online channel while enable buyers to accurately search and find merchants with an intelligent geomagnetic navigation technology to identify locations, and to allow buyers to get sale promotion real time. The application is available for downloading now.


Responsive image

SG FINTECH 2021: Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park on Web 3.0 and NFTs

In a conversation with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, he discussed the activism in helping other artists and empowering the community during COVID-19, as well as his history with blo...

Responsive image

GIZTIX Backed Series B Funding Deal Value Total 10M USD Co-led by Bualuang Ventures and WHA

Bualuang Ventures joins WHA Group to become the main investor in the Series B funding round of 'GIZTIX', a Thai startup that provides a digital platform for e-Logistics, with total...

Responsive image

MAS and Industry to Pilot Digital Platforms for Better Data to Support Green Finance

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today that it will partner the industry to pilot four digital platforms under Project Greenprint, to address the financial secto...