FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: WeInvest

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

WeInvest is a digital wealth management solutions provider for banks, wealth and asset managers, insurance companies, and independent financial advisors.


  • Drill down to any client’s portfolio with comprehensive analytics across performance, exposures, and risk
  • Generate ideas which could be relevant for the client across products
  • Manage, trade, and advise

Why it’s great
The RM Workbench is a capability built to deliver a holistic picture to the relationship managers about their clients, client communications, product information along with the ability to precision-service clients.


Bhaskar Prabhakara, CEO
Prabhakara co-founded WeInvest and TrackWealth with the vision to help everyone take control of their finances, make better investment decisions and gain access to simpler, smarter, and transparent investing.


Aananth Solaiyappan, CTO
Solaiyappan is a passionate technologist and a firm believer in the transformative power of design lead innovation. He is an accomplished executive and a serial entrepreneur.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: additiv

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

additiv is the leading provider of B2B2C digital financial solutions as a service for financial institutions, wealth managers, and fintech companies.


  • Quick implementation and sufficiently configurable roboadvisor
  • Rapid to deploy but integrated with bank’s key data repositories
  • Country and local compliant setup

Why it’s great
additiv is the leading provider of B2B2C digital financial solutions-as-a-service for financial institutions, wealth managers, and fintech companies.


Michael Stemmle, CEO
Stemmle is CEO of additiv, building the digital future of the financial industry.

Derrick Loi, Global Head of Orange Cloud for Business (International)
As a former Citrix and Cisco Manager, Loi is currently responsible for the GTM, revenue targets, order targets and P&L for Orange Cloud Business international, which covers Asia Pacific, Europe, Americas and Emerging Markets.

Thomas Achhorner, Global Head of Solutions
Achhorner is a former PwC and BCG partner and develops additiv’s SaaS offering by packaging the firm’s renowned digital finance services platform as cloud-based products.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Call Levels

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

CLAIRE (Call Levels AI for Reimagining Enterprises) is a secure, intelligent, chatbot SAAS solution for banks and financial institutions to optimize their customers’ experiences.


  • AI chatbot framework
  • Real-time financial monitoring system and analytics
  • Double hashing blockchain security

Why it’s great
CLAIRE’s AI-powered automation enables you to bank when you want, where you want.


Linda Ang, Head, Strategy & Development
Familiar with both corporate developments and the dynamics of financial markets, Ang is a business strategist with significant experience in Business Development and Investor Relations.

Taqin Jamil, Head of Design
Jamil is responsible for the overall product interaction and experience. As Head of Design, he leads the team in creating UX-friendly fintech applications.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Heckyl Technologies

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Heckyl Technologies is in the space of real-time analytics of structured and unstructured data. Its news and sentiment analysis product helps companies through the reduction of the information arbitrage.


  • Aggregation of data from thousands of sources to cover all asset classes: equities, FX, commodities, etc.
  • Deep-dive news and sentiment analytics
  • Real-time actionable intelligence

Why it’s great
A scalable product with a global appeal that performs the real-time analytics of structured and unstructured data.


Mukund Mudras, Co-Founder
Mudras has 18+ years of techno-commercial and techno-functional experience. Responsible for overall strategy, sales and marketing, client relationship, and delivery management.

Anand Vaidya, VP of Sales
Vaidya is an experienced VP of Sales with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Vaidya is skilled in sales, business development, capital markets, equity research, and financial modeling.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Moven Enterprise

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Moven is transforming the financial experience. The company does this by bringing value to your customers in real-time and driving positive measurable business outcomes for your bank: a true win-win situation.

At FinovateAsia 2017, Moven Enterprise is very excited to demonstrate the increased capabilities of its recently launched Wishlist functionality, in addition to unveiling an all-new credit feature.

Why it’s great
The Moven platform offers a range of innovative, behavior-based features that help banks improve their customers’ financial experience and develop deeper, more trusted customer relationships.


Andrew Clark, VP APAC
Clark has spent over 20 years in financial services in a variety of leadership positions across all financial services domains. He cannot wait to share the latest from Moven at FinovateAsia 2017.


Taylor May Woolsey, Business Development and Marketing
Woolsey is on a mission to make an impact on financial services and to promote financial wellness around the world. Like Andrew, she is excited to share the Moven story at FinovateAsia 2017.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Bambu

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Bambu is a B2B robo advisory software firm that offers financial and non-financial companies the ability to integrate and benefit from the shift in digital wealth.


  • Statistically augmented data ready for every company size
  • Recommends life goals based on similar spending and saving habits
  • Automated financial planning under 30 seconds

Why it’s great
People Like Me is the perfect plug-in solution for users seeking financial guidance based on their current age and situation.


Ned Phillips, Founder & CEO
Former managing director and now an entrepreneur, Phillips has been based in Asia for the past 25 years and started his fintech journey in 1999 with E*TRADE as one of their very first brokers.


Aki Ranin, C0-Founder & CEO
A technology industry veteran and former software developer, Ranin is a recognized authority in fintech and an accomplished technology executive with a highly technical background.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Solus

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Solus is an adaptive, next-generation, multi-factor authentication platform that utilizes biometrics and machine-learning behavioral tools to detect and predict fraudulent behavior.


  • Agile platform allowing biometric and behavioral tools to be incorporated easily and cost-effectively at enterprise and individual level.
  • Futuristic machine-learning capabilities
  • No hardware requirements

Why it’s great
Solus is the only adaptive platform in the market today that allows clients to customize their multi-factor authentication requirements at enterprise and individual levels.

Matthew Ainscow, CEO



Lee Macdonald, Chief Strategy Officer


FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Five Degrees

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Five Degrees is a next generation, digital core banking provider. The company’s product, Matrix, enables banks to provide true digital capabilities to their clients to support them in their daily financial lives.


  • Automates paperless loan onboarding of a business with multiple directors structure
  • Uses advanced analytics for predictive behavior to support the business making the right financial decisions

Why it’s great
Five Degrees brings digitization of banking to the next level with the digital core banking platform Matrix using the fintech ecosystem to provide high levels of automation and predictive behavior.


Peter-Jan van de Venn, Chief Commercial Officer
After a career at Atos/KPMG Consulting, van de Venn moved to domestic consulting party ConQuaestor where he has set up a practice that guides banks into the digital era. Since 2011, he has worked for Five Degrees.


Bjorn Holmthorsson, Chief Technology Officer
After graduating from Reykjavik University, Holmthorsson started as a software developer. Afterwards, he became a successful IT director at Landsbanki Luxembourg. In 2011, he co-founded Five Degrees.

Your Sneak Peek into FinovateAsia Discussions and Demo Days

FinovateAsia will take place November 7 through 8 at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong. Register today to save your spot.

After a successful inaugural launch of FinovateAsia in Hong Kong, we’re ready for more– and based on your feedback, you are too. First, we’re doubling the conference to two days; adding keynote speakers, panel discussions, and a showcase of cutting-edge accelerators. The best part– it’s all focused on fintech local to the Asia Pacific region. We’ll even take a deep-dive into Hong Kong’s fintech scene.

Get a Sneak Peek into the demos

To help you prepare, we’re launching our Sneak Peek blog series, where we’ll offer an inside look into the new technology each company will showcase on the FinovateAsia stage. Be on the lookout next week for our first post of the series.

A first look at the agenda

And here’s another Sneak Peek– we’re unveiling the FinovateAsia agenda. In addition to the demos, here are some of the highlights:

  • Payments – The Gateway to Financial Inclusion
  • Ling Kong, CTO of Dianrong, discusses P2P Lending in China
  • A Glimpse into Hong Kong’s Fintech Scene
  • Leading Accelerators and Incubators in Asia Showcase
  • The Origins and Learnings from a Fintech Unicorn

All of this, plus we’ll have multiple panel discussions that will cover topics such as peer-to-peer lending, mobile banking, insurtech, wealth management, peer-to-peer payments, artificial intelligence, and the blockchain.

For a closer look, check out the agenda, view our list of presenting companies, and read a quick summary of each company’s description.

Check Out FinovateAsia Presenter Intros + Save Big This Week on Tickets

Autumn has made its appearance here in the U.S. which is a welcome reminder that our annual Hong Kong conference is just around the corner. FinovateAsia tickets are on sale now, so pick yours up while you still can and join the 450+ gathering in Hong Kong on November 7 & 8 (plus, save $300 off the list price when you book by this Friday, September 29!).

Presenter Introductions

To whet your appetite for two days of fintech innovation, we’re releasing a few brief introductions on some of the presenting companies for FinovateAsia 2017. Be sure to stay tuned for our Sneak Peek series to learn more about the innovators and entrepreneurs who will take the stage at the JW Marriott this November.

  • AApay – an app/web platform for customers and merchants to pay a bill together with different mobile payments
  • additiv – a SaaS-based robo advisor for wealth managers to quickly launch digital wealth offerings with a wizard-like configurator, avoiding the difficultly, cost, and risk of doing so internally
  • AK BARS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIESAimee – a cloud platform based on deep learning algorithms for automating routine operations in contact centers
  • Bambu – a recommendation engine to address the lack of guidance in financial planning for users not familiar with financing
  • Bank4You – an innovative mobile bank app solving issues around international payment and money transfers
  • Call Levels – The CLAIRE customizable chatbot framework uses AI to help customer service officers avoid inefficient communication and transaction structures
  • CASHOFF – offering complete collection/analysis of consumer data for banks through the aggregation of balances, receipts, and machine learning
  • CreditMantri – using the power of data and technology to offer credit to those seeking it in India, regardless of good, damaged or no credit history
  • Ephesoft Transact Cloud Services – supervised machine learning to aid small businesses to large enterprises classify documents and extract data in a web-based format to move their core business applications to the cloud
  • Five Degrees Matrix – a digital core banking platform allowing banks to give clients a 100% digital experience
  • FUCO&SOLUTION – an interactive robo-statement to enhance customer communication and acquisition
  • Gradatim – transforming banks and insurance companies to become analytics-driven through a real-time consumer analytics system
  • Harborx – a gamified trading app with crowdsourced trades and FX competitions among one’s social network
  • Heckyl – solving the information arbitrage with a news and sentiment analytics product featuring a proprietary hand-crafted algorithm
  • i-exceedAppzillon Micro Digital Apps – complete with functionality, UI, and integration that can be deployed independently across multiple digital applications
  • Kript – blockchain mobile app to invest in crypto-assets featuring an AI guidance system
  • Moven – revolutionary financial wellness platform solving declining branch revenue for banks around the world
  • Solus Connect – aggregation biometric authentication combined with adaptive scoring methodology to increase application security whilst providing ease of use to the customer
  • Strands – a white label business financial management platform integrated with API Hub addressing the lack of a single entry point for managing business finances and day-to-day operations
  • ThreatMetrix – a real-time risk system to solve challenges in differentiating good customers from fraudulent users for eCommerce players and financial institutions using an anonymized, global Digital Identity Graph
  • Velotrade – an online lending marketplace serving those with limited access to working capital
  • WeInvest – a digital assistant for relationship managers to ease client management needs
  • Xignite – Excel add-in for easily inputting market data

Time is running out and space is limited, so we’ll let you take it from here. Savings of $300 off the list price to our Hong Kong conference end this Friday. Stop by our FinovateAsia 2017 page and register today.

FinovateAsia 2017 is sponsored by: Invest Hong, and more to be announced.

FinovateAsia 2017 is partners with: 500 StartupsAite GroupAsia Cloud Computing AssociationBankersHubBanking, BlockExplorerBreaking BanksByte AcademyCelentConventus Law, EbankingNewsFemTechFinancial ITFINOLABFintech Association of Hong KongFintech FinanceFintech News Hong KongHolland Fintech, The Hong Kong Foreign Financial Institutions AssociationIBS IntelligenceInnovate FinanceInsight AlphaLexisNexis Risk SolutionsMercator Advisory GroupNexChange, The Nilson ReportOvumThe PaypersPlug and PlayPR Newswire, Regulation Asia, RFi GroupSME Finance Forum, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and World Fintech Association.