London-based data enablement software startup, WCKD RZR, has been selected to take part in the inaugural Amazon Web Services (AWS) FinTech Accelerator programme.

Hundreds of European startups applied to be part of the highly prestigious first intake and WCKD RZR is among the 50 successful applicants.

Chuck Teixeira, founder and CEO of WCKD RZR, said: “We are proud and privileged to be among the cool and eclectic intake of fintech startups across Europe chosen for the 2022 cohort of the AWS FinTech Accelerator programme.

“We’ll be using the opportunity to take on board the best advice on growing and scaling WCKD RZR, networking, partnering and learning from an impressive list of companies and individuals involved, each of whom has had phenomenal business success. We can’t wait to get started.”

WCKD RZR’s Data Enablement software, Data Watchdog, unlocks the potential of any multinational organisation’s data by allowing them to find, govern and access data in each country, in real time, fully compliant with relevant data sharing, privacy and governance rules.

The software is easily installed onto an organisation’s internal network allowing seamless access to data. It begins to work within minutes, spidering and mapping all identified databases, using proprietary machine learning technology, auto-labelling the data so that it can be easily accessed by users.

AWS Fintech Accelerator is an online and equity-free programme bringing the best of Amazon’s infrastructure and partners network to support early-stage fintech startups developing their projects in world-leading fintech centres.

The initiative is powered by Vestbee, the biggest online matchmaking platform for startups and scaleups in Central and Eastern Europe. 

The programme is supported by a global community of corporates, VC funds and business angels, and includes, HSBC, Visa, Onfido, Sequoia Capital, Anthemis, Breega, Blackfin Capital Partners, Finch Capital, Burda Principal Investments and EBRD Venture Capital.