FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: Topicus.Finance

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

Fyndoo, powered by Topicus, unlocks financing for the agricultural sector with automated lending processes combined with satellites providing real-time insight into crop development.

Features

  • Lending processes are accessible, efficient, and transparent
  • Investment progress can be monitored in real-time
  • Automated loan management varies with progress and quality of the crops

Why it’s great
Fyndoo bridges the financing gap for entrepreneurs as well as farmers in developing countries by combining state-of-the-art business lending technology with the ability to monitor crop progress real-time.

Presenters

Jamie Burink, Head of Business Lending
Burink is head of business lending at fintech company Topicus.Finance. He has roots in business administration and a strong passion for making banking simple, social, and transparent.
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Johan Stokking, Tech Lead and Co-Founder
Stokking is tech lead and co-founder of The Things Network: an open, crowdsourced, and decentralized internet of things data network. He also serves as CTO of The Things Industries.
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FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: Yoco

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

Yoco is an African technology company that builds tools and services to help small businesses get paid, run their businesses better, and grow.

Features
Yoco Capital includes:

  • Fast, simple access to a cash advance
  • No security or collateral required
  • One-of-a-kind payback method with no debit orders or late fees.

Why it’s great
Yoco Capital is the simplest, fastest way to access a cash advance for your business with an effortless, one-of-a-kind payback method.

Presenters

Bradley Wattrus, CFO and Co-Founder
Highly experienced in business strategy and venture development, Wattrus enjoys the daily challenges of the fintech industry.
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Clayton Brett, Capital Product Owner
Brett has 15 years of financial industry experience in business analysis and project management.
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FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: OUTvest

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

OUTvest is a new generation wealth platform. The company has integrated wealth planning and execution and management, online or with human advisors.

Features
OUTvest built its own capabilities to design proprietary advice algorithms, investment exposures and user experience, and deliver it in a simple client experience.

Why it’s great
Imagine if investing was as easy as driving a car: all the technology is there, it’s just as easy to use.

Presenters

Grant Locke, Head of OUTvest
Locke is a CFA charterholder and has worked in the investment industry for more than 15 years in the U.K. and South Africa. He is a passionate advocate that investing is a personal finance solution.
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Niel de Bruin, Head of Operations
de Bruin is a CA(SA) and has been in the financial services industry since 2002. “He is one hell of an operator and a phenomenal business partner,” says Grant Locke.
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FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: DocFox

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

DocFox automates compliance for the new FICA Act with document processing, client screening, risk rating, and bank account verification.

Features

  • Automate cumbersome and manual processes in compliance
  • Breeze through regulatory audits
  • Branch into new areas of business previously too high risk to enter

Why it’s great
DocFox handles the compliance needs of any organization, of any size, serving all types of clients from individuals to complex offshore structures.

Presenter

Richard Cohen, Director and Co-Founder
Cohen has been a shareholder and board member of DocFox from the inception of the company. He is a qualified economist, Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: Craft Silicon

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

Craft Silicon is a global leader in financial technology services and consulting. The company enables clients in more than 32 countries to craft and execute solutions for their digital transformation.

Features

  • Significantly enhances a bank’s acquisition process
  • Provides a true “anyplace is a banking place” experience to bank customers
  • Offers an Instant Loans On Phone solution for banks’ customers and non-customers

Why it’s great
Craft Silicon offers a single engagement platform to open new accounts and loan services through any handheld device. These tools significantly enhance the “anyplace is a banking place” experience to clients of financial institutions.

Presenter

Kamal Budhabhatti, Chief Executive Officer
In his more than 20 years of international experience, Budhabhatti has developed deep expertise across a range of technology solutions that moved him to build complex products in the financial space.
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FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: XENO

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

XENO is a goal-based, automated investment platform that helps users plan, save, and invest for financial goals like retirement, education, income, etc. The company will demo a group-linked investment account.

Features

  • The group is on-boarded as a sponsor and members are on-boarded as investors
  • Each member has a unique investment portfolio
  • Users are able to track individual and group contributions and manage their portfolio

Why it’s great
The XENO group linked account introduces a robo-advisor that savings and investment groups can use to save and invest for financial goals together transparently.

Presenters
Aeko Ongodia, Chief Executive Officer
Ongodia is a former pension fund manager with the largest pension fund in East Africa. He has extensive industry experience and training.
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Joel Niwogaba, Software Developer
Niwogaba has extensive experience developing software applications for firms.
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FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: truID

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

truID is a South African fintech that has created a data sharing ecosystem inspired by Open Banking. truID’s innovative Collect platform enables consumers to safely and rapidly share their digital banking information with third parties in a manner that guarantees ease-of-use and privacy.

Why it’s great
truID has made bank integration simple. With just a few lines of code, developers can securely access real-time bank data from South Africa’s largest banks.

Presenters

Dmitry Drabkin, Co-founder
Drabkin started his career as a chartered accountant, specializing in financial services. His passion for technology and innovative solutions led him to co-found truID.

Paris Valakelis, Co-founder
Valakelis has a background in actuarial science. He gained his experience as an equity analyst covering banking and insurance, where his deep insights inspired the co-creation of truID.
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FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: Bambu

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

Bambu is a leading robo-advisor technology provider, transforming digital wealth globally. The company enables businesses by making saving and investing more straightforward and intelligent for their clients.

Features

  • Customizable, goal-based robo advisor platform
  • Natural and effortless experience
  • Combination of personalization advice, investment strategies and the latest technology

Why it’s great
A smarter way to invest and save for the future.

Presenters

Ned Phillips, CEO and Founder
Former MD and now an entrepreneur, Phillips is the founder and chief executive officer of Bambu. Based in Asia for the past 25 years, he started his journey in fintech in 1999 with E*TRADE.
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Nick Wood, Senior Representative, Middle East and Africa
With over 20 years of work experience in the international financial services environment, Wood is a successful business builder with extensive South African and global contacts and track records.
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FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: Drive Revenue

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

Drive Practice, a Drive Revenue Holdings product, provides real-time online accounting and practice management for the legal profession.

Features

  • Instant insight into practice and professional performance
  • Visibility of trust monies held and disbursements incurred
  • Automation created management by exception.

Why it’s great
Legaltech is a buzzword, focused on operational innovation. Drive Practice innovates the strategic management of the business practice, critical for the survival of the #21stCenturyLawyer.

Presenters

Jenny Assheton-Smith, CEO
Assheton-Smith is experienced in Business Process Re-engineering, design and implementation of business systems. She is passionate about automating business processes, strategic alignment, and management by exception.
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FinovateAfrica Sneak Peek: RISQ

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAfrica on November 27 and 28, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Register today and save your spot.

RISQ empowers corporate/SME banking divisions with a solution that combines an efficient platform with intelligence, data integration, and AI, presented in a radically intuitive user experience.

Features

  • Manages complex credit decisions with ease
  • Provides integrated analytics and AI components to support the process
  • Integrates “out-of-the-box” with multiple external data repositories

Why it’s great
RISQ | corporate lending powered by CRIF puts the business banking user in the driver’s seat, giving them a 360-degree visibility of every credit decision in real-time.

Presenters

Michael Jesse, CEO and Co-Founder
Jesse has met with over 150 banks in 35+ countries as part of various management roles. This unique insight was channeled into RISQ to create a radically new approach to financial software.
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Ozan Vakar, CTO and Co-Founder
Vakar, being an entrepreneur for over 25 years in the financial services industry, has the unique capability to transform a business requirement into a software solution that exceeds clients’ expectations.
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