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FinovateEurope 2015 Sneak Peek: Part 1


2014 was an exciting year for fintech, and we estimate 2015 to be even bigger, with the ongoing battle for mobile wallet share, growth of alternative lending, and burgeoning VC funding.

At FinovateEurope, our first conference of 2015, we’re hosting more than 70 companies who will showcase their products centered on the newest trends, and some we’ve never seen before. 

For Finovate’s fifth time in London, we’re returning to the Old Billingsgate Market Hall on February 10 & 11. Register now and be the first to see the newest fintech of 2015.


In the weeks leading up to FinovateEurope, we’re giving you a taste of what will be on stage in our Sneak Peek series. Below are the first six companies in this installment.


ebankIT is an omnichannel banking software company that provides innovative solutions with centralized management, allowing banks to communicate faster, easier and more efficiently with their customers.


    • Seamless access to financial products and services
    • Allows banks to extend its customers’ network
    • For any device and wearable technology
Why it’s great
Omnichannel & Social banking provides a consistent experience across channels to provide customers with seamless access to financial products and services.



João Pinto, Board of Directors
Pinto is an administrator with nearly 20 years of solid experience in the financial sector, actively participating in the design and implementation of innovative Omnichannel Solutions.
Paulo Oliveira, Omnichannel Speacialist
Oliveira is a Project Manager, Omnichannel Specialist and Software Architect in ebankIT. He has been developing solutions in the financial sector for more than 15 years.


Jumio’s Netverify turns your customer’s computer/smartphone into an ID scanning terminal that captures customer data and verifies customer ID documents, increasing online account opening rates.


    • Reduces abandonment during digital account opening 
    • Creates fast & intuitive experiences for digital account opening 
    • Helps meet KYC & AML compliance requirements

Why it’s great
Jumio’s Netverify has been developed to meet the challenge of verifying identity in a connected-device environment, decreasing online account opening abandonment by up to 40%.



David Pope, European Marketing Director
Pope is a tech marketing specialist, having helped brands like 192business, Experian & Jumio balance the need for customer convenience with KYC compliance requirements.

John McIntosh, Sales Engineer EMEAJumioPresenter2.jpg
McIntosh is the EMEA Sales Engineer for Jumio and is responsible for all information about the Jumio Product and Technical Information.

SOFORT AG, based in Germany, offers Europe-wide,

SOFORTLogo.jpginnovative services for the secure purchase of goods and digital products on the internet.

SOFORT Banking Paycode is an efficient method for purchasing on an account, whether online or offline. The online link contains all relevant transfer information.

Why it’s great
SOFORT Banking Paycode – the faster, smarter and easier way to pay bills online


Christian Mangold, Managing Director Sales
At SOFORT, Mangold is in charge of the German market and the sales strategy. He has been on the SOFORT Management Board since late 2012.


TradeRiver Finance is a non-bank online funding solution which finances trade, both cross-border and in the U.K.


    • Online tool and finance for trade buyers
    • Pay global suppliers in cash and in local currency
    • Finance and execute local and cross-border transactions online  

Why it’s great
The TradeRiver platform provides a business funding and transaction execution solution which changes completely the nature and operation of cross-border trade finance.



Toby Lanyon, Chief Operating Officer


Mike Mumford, Business Development Executive

provides real-time, reference financial data via cloud-based APIs to fintech innovators Wealthfront, Betterment, Personal Capital, Motif Investing, Robinhood, Stocktwits, Yodlee & more.


    • New API offers trusted FactSet fundamental data, including company financials & estimates
    • Covers more than 75,000 publicly listed global companies
    • Easy integration into apps & websites

Why it’s great
The leading fintech innovators use Xignite market data APIs



Stephane Dubois, CEO & Founder
Dubois is a fintech revolutionary in the process of disrupting the financial services industry. He founded Xignite to pioneer market data in the cloud.


Yoyo is a mobile platform that seamlessly blends payments, loyalty, and discovery – done right.


    • Combines payment, loyalty and discovery
    • Yoyo ‘magic’ button on the till – we integrate into the epos software
    • Ability to link card to mobile and to give and receive social gifts

Why it’s great
Pay fast, get rewarded.



Michael Rolph, Co-founder and CCO
Rolph is ex Barclaycard, First Data and PayPal. He was formerly a Director at Anthemis Group and is currently a Mentor at Seedcamp and advisor to Azimo.

Check back later this week, when we’ll explore six more presenting companies. To learn about all of the presenting companies, check out our presenter page.

Space is limited; get your FinovateEurope ticket now to reserve your seat.