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Banktech for the Community Banks of the Future

Mission

Investing in Companies Solving Problems That Banks Face

JAM FINTOP is helping community banks proactively identify, invest in and implement the right technology to remain relevant and competitive.

Maintain relevance by accessing new technologies

We invest in companies developing solutions that allow banks to more effectively compete against megabanks, neobanks and fintechs.

JAM FINTOP Bank Network

We actively engage with our bank partners to understand their needs, introduce them to new technology and foster an innovation mindset.

Partners

About Our Partners

66 community bank partners across the country

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The $600+ billion of combined assets of the fund’s limited partners would rank as the fifth largest bank in the nation.

Assets ($B)

*JAM FINTOP LPs represents the combined bank assets of the 66 limited partners in JAM FINTOP Banktech, LP based upon bank filings as of March 31, 2021. Chart above excludes the four larger banks: JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup.

Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence.

News

Matt Kelley Joins JAM Special Opportunity Ventures to Manage JAM FINTOP Bank Network

In this role Matt will engage with banks and tech companies to understand the opportunities, challenges and pain points they face. He will also manage programming and facilitate connections between banks and innovators with the goal of helping banks provide the best experience for their customers.

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S&P Global Market Intelligence: Bank sell-side veteran Kelley moving to the buy side

Kelley, a former bank equity research analyst who later moved to sales positions at Piper Jaffray Cos. and most recently Stephens Inc., said he is joining Jacobs Asset Management LLC to become director of the JAM FINTOP bank network starting May 17.

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Bank Director: Why Community Banks Are Investing in Startups

JAM Special Opportunity Ventures, an affiliate of New York based-bank investor Jacobs Asset Management, and Nashville-based technology investor FINTOP Capital announced the joint raise last month, which will plow Series A funding into startups that cater to community banks.

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Tearsheet: JAM FINTOP’s new fund has 66 community bank LPs

A new fund, built in partnership between a fintech investor and bank investor, brings capital from community banks to tech firms.

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JAM FINTOP Banktech and ICBA Partner

JAM FINTOP Banktech, a $150 million investment fund designed to help accelerate technology adoption at community banks, announced that the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), which represents community banks through advocacy, education and innovation, will serve as a strategic advisor.

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S&P Global Market Intelligence: Community banks investing in start-ups to gain fintech edge

For the 66 banks participating in the investment vehicle, the start-ups present both a return-on-investment opportunity and a potential upgrade for their own digital offerings. The banks will act as limited partners in the $150 million fund.

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Finledger: 66 community banks place their trust in a $150M fund

But this isn’t your typical investment fund. Its 66 limited partners are all community banks that have more than $600 billion of combined assets, according to the news release.

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American Banker: Community banks lead investment in $150M fintech fund

Several dozen banks have invested in a $150 million fund created to provide capital to fintechs.

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JAM FINTOP Banktech Investment Fund Raises $150M from 66 Community Banks

JAM Special Opportunity Ventures (JSOV), an affiliate of Jacobs Asset Management (JAM), and FINTOP Capital announced the closing of JAM FINTOP Banktech, a $150M investment fund designed to help accelerate technology adoption at community banks across the United States.

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Strategic Advisors

Leveraging Deep Banktech Insights

Charles Potts, SVP & Chief Innovation Officer at ICBA

Dan O'Malley, CEO at Numerated

Lisa Shields, Founder & CEO at FISPAN

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Team

Decades of Industry Experience

Our team includes seasoned entrepreneurs and bank experts. FINTOP has ridden the ups and downs of the startup world and found success, while JAM has spent 26 years meeting with and investing in community banks.

Adam Aspes

George Cecil

Rick Holton

Sy Jacobs

Tom Jonovich

Luke Kautzer

Matt Kelley

Rick Kushel

Millys Lee

Joe Maxwell

Jim McKelvey

John Philpott

Brittani Roberts

Jared Winegrad

Ryan Zacharia