All News is Good News from 2016 FinovateEurope Best of Show Winners

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At FinovateEurope 2016, six companies took home Best of Show trophies after an audience vote favored their seven minute demos on the Finovate stage in London. FinovateEurope returns to London in less than two weeks, on February 7 and 8, where we’ll see 55 companies debut their newest technology and vie for a chance to win the audience’s vote for Best of Show. Tickets are still available. Register to save your spot today.

Today, we’re taking a look at the successes from the six Best of Show-winning companies from last year.


25107877391_5fb99d5838_kCapitali.se
Offers natural language trade automation for automatically managed investment portfolios
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What’s new:

  • Recognized by PYMNTS.com as representing fintech innovation in Israel
  • Cited as a top B2B wealth tech player
  • Listed by The Next Web as 1 of 6 fintech startups to help you make the most of your money

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Enables real-time fractional share investing and trading in U.S. equities for mass retail investors
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What’s new:

  • Brought Roboadvisory to Latin America in new partnership with Alkanza
  • Added a new real-time margin feature
  • Expanded APIs for wealth managers
  • Brought robo advisory to China in new partnership with CreditEase
  • Inked new partnership with Stoxs

25174331736_4f20b80c80_kEyeVerify
Offers a scalable biometric authentication solution
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What’s new:

  • Acquired by Ant Financial
  • Partnered with Bioconnect to boost payment security
  • Selected by Wells Fargo for its biometric authentication technology

24905480290_e037cec5e7_kIDScan Biometrics
Offers a digital onboarding suite with facial recognition technology
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What’s new:

  • Acquired by GBG Group
  • Included in Mercator Advisory Group’s biometric authentication report

 


SwipeStox
Offers a mobile, social trading 25082834042_60b88fc576_kapp that enables users to copy single trades of other users
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What’s new:

  • Won Digital Top 50 Award
  • Won Wolves Summit 2016
  • Launched WebTrader to expand beyond mobile
  • Launched Live Trading on its app

The sixth Best of Show winner, Valuto, shut down in August of 2016. Its parent company Currency One cited “an unsatisfactory pace of development” as the reason for the closure.

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Aqubix

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Aqubix is a complete, centralized, management tool for all your customer due diligence (CDD), compliance, and anti-money laundering (AML) procedures.

Features

  • Embedded, secure, recordable, face-to-face video interviews
  • Automated risk factoring including market changes with notifications
  • Instant organigram generation with real-time transaction monitoring

Why it’s great
Dubbed as the “Rolls Royce of Compliance,” KYC Portal is the most concise portal on the market allowing organizations to manage the burden of due-diligence whilst reducing its impact on customers.

Presenters

Aqubix_KristoffZammitCiantarKristoff Zammit Ciantar, CEO
Working in IT for over 15 years and a business analyst consultant by profession, Ciantar has years of experience bridging the gap between the business requirements and technical deliverables.
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Stefan Camilleri, Director
Camilleri is a proven professional with a long history in large companies as well as small start-ups. He has hands-on Aqubix_StefanCamilleriexperience in all areas of IT, including as a developer, consultant, and trainer in many industries.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: modeFinance

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modeFinance is the first fintech credit rating agency. The company evaluates more than 200 million companies and more than 25,000 banks worldwide.

Features

  • S-peek: The democratization of the credit rating
  • Starting today, everyone can access the rating of every company in Europe, from Portugal to Russia, from Turkey to Iceland.

Why it’s great
Thanks to our Big Data technology, we can issue the credit rating of more than 200 million companies worldwide, even without financials. Transparency. Independence. Technology.

Presenter

modeFinance_ValentinoPedirodaValentino Pediroda, CEO
Founder and CEO of modeFinance, Pediroda has a Ph.D in Numerical Methods and is a Big Data and machine learning specialist.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: i-exceed Technologies

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Appzillon Digital Banking from i-exceed provides pre-built, omni-channel solutions for all stakeholders of banks and helps around 50 banks worldwide in their digital transformation journey.

Features

  • Omni-channel solutions with superior user experience
  • Low-code platform enables automated development and facilitates DevOps
  • Post-app features like built-in chatbots and social media banking

Why it’s great
Going digital is not about targeting retail customers alone. Appzillon enables banks to provide digital experience to all stakeholders including corporate customers and internal staff.

Presenters

Karthik Sivaprakasam, VP Solution Engineering and Partnerships
Sivaprakasam is responsible for Appzillon’s architecture and solutions strategy and leads new SDK initiatives for the platform. He has worked extensively with global banks on their digital transformations.
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Rahul Khanna, Manager, Marketing
Khanna heads product marketing for Appzillon. He has worked widely on digital banking and app development and is addicted to bringing innovative products to global markets.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Avoka

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With Avoka Transact, increase your loan book by 40% using frictionless digital customer acquisition.

Features

  • Complete lending applications in three minutes
  • Identify exact entries causing abandonment
  • Offers agile changes and instant measured improvement

Why it’s great
Avoka has increased digital loan application approvals by 40% by making it easy for customers to succeed.

Presenter

Avoka_HaliKhanHali Khan, Director of Business Development, Avoka EMEA
Khan is a director responsible for digital transformation initiatives across financial services customers in Avoka’s EMEA region.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Engage Insight

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Model Office by Engage Insight is a first of its kind fintech and regtech platform that benchmarks financial service firms’ professional practice against five years of research and industry regulations.

Features

  • Benchmarks professional development against five performance keys
  • Uses algorithms to produce radar charts and dynamic steers to improve scores
  • Provides strategic plans and CPD certificate via scoreboard

Why it’s great
Model Office assesses your regulatory, business, and people professional development all in one place and uses gamification to improve compliance and business development performance.

Presenter

EngageInsight_ChrisDaviesChris Davies, Managing Director
Davies has over 25 years of U.K. and international experience in retail financial services, working within private client wealth management, and developing innovative technology to improve performance.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: ITSector

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ITSector, a software development company specialized in the digital transformation in financial sector, presents a new IM customer service with autonomous “bots” for its credit solutions.

Features

  • Mobile app that allows clients to get to know in-store purchase loan conditions (using AR)
  • A text contact center solution (using IM platforms)
  • An automatic answering system (using “bots”)

Why it’s great
ITSector will demonstrate a real-time and non-traditional way of accessing banking solutions and customer services through every day instant messaging bots.

Presenters

ITSector_JoaoPinto2João Pinto, CEO
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: GainX

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The GainX Innovation Strategy Management AI platform enables FSIs to adapt, innovate, and commercialize repeatedly. Its end-to-end ISM solution eliminates the complexity of enterprise innovation.

Features of the GainX Flow-AI

  • Predicts and manages innovation risk in real-time
  • Accelerates the flow of innovation
  • Enables enterprise-wide cultural transformation, saving FSIs millions in losses

Why it’s great
GainX aligns and accelerates all strategic innovation and cultural transformation efforts for a very real, measurable market advantage.

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Angelique Mohring, CEO and Founder
Mohring founded GainX after working with Global 1000s for 20+ years as a tech executive and global change agent. She is an expert in innovation strategy, tech, and economic growth through innovation.
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Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 10.47.20 AMMalcolm van Raalte, CTO and Co-Founder
van Raalte has 20+ years of experience in building technology platforms in fast-growing, high-tech businesses. He has been instrumental in building the GainX platform into a world-class solution.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: VASCO & eSignLive

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VASCO is a global leader in delivering trust & business productivity solutions to the digital market. Together with eSignLive, VASCO will introduce its smile & sign mobile onboarding innovation.

Features

  • Protect mobile apps and prevent attacks
  • Integrate e-signatures to capture intent and consent
  • Add biometrics (e.g., “selfie” authentication) to securely authenticate clients before signing

Why it’s great
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Presenters

Tommy Petrogiannis, President, eSignLive by VASCO
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Screen Shot 2017-01-24 at 10.00.18 AMGuillaume Teixeron, Product Manager, VASCO
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: aixigo

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aixigo offers digital wealth management and personal investment services. It delivers a high performance portfolio management set of APIs, capable of handling millions of customers in milliseconds.

Features

  • Covers every aspect of a digital wealth management offer
  • Highly efficiently serves millions of portfolios
  • Handles millions of customers in milliseconds

Why it’s great
It calculates portfolio insights flexibly, more accurately, and much faster than any system has ever done before.

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Mario Alves, Head of Marketing & Sales
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: SaleMove

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SaleMove enables companies to identify and engage their highest-value website visitors through video, audio, chat, and dual-cursor cobrowsing – all without downloads or installations.

Features

  • Gain valuable insight and context about your website visitors
  • Increase online conversions through high-touch interactions
  • Improve customer support and satisfaction

Why it’s great
SaleMove breathes life into the online customer experience and enables companies to deliver an in-person experience online.

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Dan Michaeli, Co-Founder & CEO
Originally from Guatemala, Michaeli is the CEO and co-Founder of SaleMove. Since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Michaeli has focused on venture capital, tech/strategy consulting, and startups.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Dorsum

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Dorsum, a financial software vendor for over 20 years, introduces Botboarding, the new platform for financial institutions to build and manage chatbots to acquire new customers.

Features

  • Acquire new customers on Facebook Messenger with a chatbot
  • Score leads with fluid, human-like conversations
  • Build, manage, and optimize your chatbots to best suit your business

Why it’s great
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Presenters

Imre Rokob, Business Development Director
Rokob is leading the innovation and business development at Dorsum with 15 years of experience in investment software development.Screen Shot 2017-01-23 at 4.44.30 PM
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Renata Stein, Business Development Consultant
Stein has over 10 years of multinational sales experience in the IT and financial services industry. She drives Dorsum’s international market expansion.
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Sallai is the frontend service professional, working on mobile and web projects for the financial and airline industry in the last 15 years.
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