FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Zelros

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

Zelros is a software company developing Artificial Intelligence for insurance players.

Features

  • Specializes in the insurance industry
  • Seamless integration with existing processes
  • Maximizes cross and up selling

Why It’s Great
Augments insurance employees to enhance the customer journey.

Presenter

Gero Reiniger, Sr. Account Manager
Reiniger has 12 years of experience in the insurance industry sales & management roles.
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Follow the Money: FinovateEurope’s VC All Stars Talk Fintech Investment in Europe

FinovateEurope 2020 is full of changes, and there’s one change in particular I’m excited about.

This year, we’ve added a panel called Investor All Stars. It’s stacked with investors who will offer up their take on the top topics for venture capital funding in fintech. Specifically, the group will examine which sub-sectors of fintech are poised to offer the highest ROI, why investment looks different among various geographical regions, and if fintech is a bubble (and if so, when will it pop?).

Breaking Banks co-host Meaghan Johnson will moderate the discussion, which will include:

Nick Sando, Venture Capital Investor at Octopus Ventures

Nick leads credit and lending investments at Octopus Ventures, one Europe’s largest VCs with £1.2 billion under management. Nick has co-founded companies on both sides of the Atlantic. He is passionate about startups looking to provide fair access to credit and companies leveraging the new data available to better serve the credit industry.

Yoni Arbel, Head of Treasury at Transferwise

Yoni helps the Transferwise Treasury team make sure the company has funds where customers need them in a fast and efficient way. He has 10 years of experience in fintech, joining eToro in 2008, opening their office in London in 2012, and joining Lebara in 2015, building a remittance platform for the customers of the MVNO (Lebara Money).

Manuel Silva Martinez, Partner at Santander InnoVentures

Manuel is a Partner at Santander InnoVentures, which is part of Santander Group’s global corporate venture capital fund, focused on early stage fintech investments. He is responsible for sourcing, executing, and maintaining the investor relationship with portfolio companies. Prior to joining Santander, Manuel spent nearly a decade at BBVA.

Luis Valdich, Managing Director of Venture Investing at Citi Ventures

Luis Valdich joined Citi Ventures in 2015 as a Managing Director in its NYC office. He is responsible for fintech investing in both the U.S. and Europe. Luis’ investments include Clarity Money (acquired by Goldman Sachs), HighRadius, PPRO, ScaleFactor, Octane Lending, Second Measure, HoneyBook, SmartAsset, and Contguard. Prior to Citi, Luis founded and ran JPMorgan Chase’s Strategic Investments group for nearly 8 years and invested in 30+ companies.


The countdown for FinovateEurope is on! We’re just a week and a half away from seeing the newest fintech in Europe and we’d love for you to join. Register today.

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Crayon Data

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

Crayon Data’s maya.ai helps traditional enterprises create personalized experiences at scale and with speed. An AI powered platform delivering personalized taste-led offers for enterprise customers.

Features

  • Increase customer engagement across all communication channels
  • Increase portfolio spend across all customer segments including at-risk segments
  • Power every facet of customer engagement with AI

Why It’s Great
It is the world’s only AI-led personalization engine that works on consumer tastes and not identities.

Presenters

Priyanshu Mishra, Product Lead
Mishra has worked with banks to drive portfolio spends for 10+ years. He now finds ways to strengthen customer engagement for banks with AI.
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Vijay Anand, Bus. Dev. – EU & LatAm
Anand is an Enterprise Software Sales Specialist with 15+ years in banking. He helps enterprises adopt innovative technology, with a laser-sharp focus on delivering RoI.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: ITSCREDIT

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

ITSCREDIT will present Genie Advisor: an innovative solution that combines banks’ customers’ credit and savings, enabling them to manage their financial life and achieve their short-time goals.

Features

  • Individuals’ financial life management
  • Simplicity of credit process
  • Prediction of individuals’ financial situation

Why It’s Great
Genie Advisor combines banks’ customers’ credit and savings so that they can manage their financial life and achieve their short-time goals.

Presenters

Sofia Augusto, Marketing Manager
Augusto has been working in marketing since 2014 and, in November 2018, she became ITSCREDIT’s Marketing Manager, developing several projects like the branding of the company.
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Marco Sousa, Business Developer
Sousa has been working in Management since 2007 and, in Augusto 2019, he became ITSCREDIT’s Business Developer, focusing on international business development with clients and partners.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Diligend

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

Diligend introduces their Fund Manager Due Diligence Platform.

Features

  • Digitization, automation
  • Centralization
  • Increased efficiency, improved collaboration

Why It’s Great
Diligend offers a unique combination of flexible and powerful features digitizing and automating assessment of fund managers.

Presenters

Wissem Souissi, CEO
Souissi is the CEO & Founder of Diligend. Has +18 years experience working with global leading data and software financial services providers like Moody’s, eFront (Blackrock) and eVestment ( Nasdaq).
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Billy Cotter, Sales Manager
Cotter is a Sales Manager at Diligend. Previously worked with eVestment (a Nasdaq company) and has experience working with some of the biggest asset management firms in Europe.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Crowdz

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

Crowdz is an innovative Fintech company tackling the future of business payments with a platform that will simplify B2B payments and make sending, paying and selling invoices a lot easier for companies.

Features

  • Send: Submit a secure invoice with just a tap
  • Pay: Only pay vendors what you should through our virtual payment gateway
  • Sell: Sell your invoices and score favorable rates anytime, anywhere

Why It’s Great
A simple one-stop shop for business payments. Send, pay, and sell invoices all from one place. What’s not to like?

Presenter

Steve Boderck, VP Sales & Bus. Dev.
Boderck has been in high tech sales for the past 30 years selling to mostly large enterprise companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Steve joined Crowdz in September 2019.
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Aiman Khammash, Dir., Bus. Dev. & Sales
Based in London, Khammash serves as a director for Crowdz, an innovative fintech headquartered in Silicon Valley, which focuses on digitizing and automating trade finance.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: LeapXpert

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

The LeapXpert messaging B2C platform monitors, records and owns all communication activities between your employees, clients and your organization, making the invisible visible.

Features

  • Company employees can send text, voice and files to clients through messenger apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram, Line and others
  • Messages to both one-on-one and group chats
  • It’s compliant, integrated and secure

Why It’s Great
LeapXpert Federated Messaging Orchestration Platform is a separate business messaging platform, which elevates messaging to a formal business communication channel similar to calling or emailing.

Presenters

Dima Gutzeit, CEO & Founder
Gutzeit is a visionary technologist who, as CTO at a HK based communication provider, oversaw 250 technologists to build a global CPaaS platform with 24 points of presence around the world and millions of endpoints.
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Avi Pardo, COO & Co-Founder
Pardo is a proven business development leader in fast growing technology companies and has sold and deployed millions of UC/Collaboration seats with Microsoft, Google, Cisco, DialPad, RingCentral, ShoreTe, etc.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Unblu

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

Unblu’s Conversational Platform solves communication & collaboration challenges in digital channels by offering features to advise and support your customers at every step of their journey.

Features

  • Allows banks & insurance to serve customers digitally
  • Seamless transition from chatbot to human advisor in the customer consultation process
  • Integrates into existing digital channels

Why It’s Great
As financial decision making isn’t easy and self-service often isn’t enough, Unblu enables banks and insurances to deliver both automated and personal customer service utilising existing digital channels.

Presenters

Luc Haldimann, CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman
Haldimann has held a management position at OpenText, IXOS and co-founded CMS producer Obtree. Haldimann graduated with a Masters degree in Computer Science from ETH.
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Jens Rabe, COO
Rabe has held commercial functions in high tech companies (VP Product Marketing & VP Business Strategy at OpenText, CMO at Obtree) and graduated with an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Qplatform

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

Qplatform is a cloud platform for integrating FinTechs with Banks using unified BaaS and FaaS connections and operates as the gateway for international FinTechs to the untapped Russian market.

Features

  • Time-to-market decrease for Banks
  • Low entry barriers for Fintechs
  • Low integration costs

Why It’s Great
Qplatform is the gateway to the Russian market and leverages both technical and market expertise in the region.

Presenters

Maxim Avdeev, CEO & Founder
Avdeev’s experiences include business development at Yandex, Microsoft and the launch of Qiwi Ventures initiative.
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Kirill Khromov, CBDO
Khromov brings 15+ years in finance, including investments and finances at Azimut and Rosatom.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: iProov

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

Financial Institutions and governments worldwide rely on iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance to authenticate users online, with zero effort and unrivaled security.

Features

  • iProov’s remote palm and face authentication is revolutionizing the customer experience
  • Technology extended to unattended terminals, such as ATMs and kiosks
  • Improved inclusivity, accessibility, and ROI

Why It’s Great
FinovateEurope 2018 & 2019 Best of Show winners for our patented face and palm authentication on users’ own devices and now showcasing iProov’s expansion into new territories.

Presenter

Andrew Bud, CEO & Founder
Bud CBE FIET is CEO & Founder of London-based iProov, the world leader in secure, usable authentication. Bud is an experienced technology entrepreneur with a thirty-year career in mobile.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Apiax

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

Apiax builds a lean yet comprehensive RegTech solution that makes it radically simple for companies to stay in line with regulations.

Features

  • Immediate binary answers to compliance questions
  • Visualization of regulatory requirements for each jurisdiction
  • Easy access to compliance knowledge

Why It’s Great
Apiax empowers organizations to bridge the gap between compliance, business, and technology.

Presenter

Ralph Huber, Co-Founder
Huber has over 16 years of legal and compliance experience within the financial industry and holds a Master in Law from the University of Zurich.
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FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Efigence

A look at the companies demoing at FinovateFall on September 14-16, 2020. Register today and save your spot.

Efigence is a technology company specializing in the design and implementation of both off-the-shelf products and development for financial services.

Features

EFI4 SME Digital Banking Platform new features include:

  • Instant project spaces
  • IF-THEN screening tools
  • Business dashboard for 360′ SMART reporting

Why It’s Great
EFI4 SME Digital Banking Platform helps reduce operational difficulties to zero.

Presenters

Paweł Haltof, Board Member & Innovation Director
Haltof is a consultant, strategist, and co-creator of the most innovative design concepts awarded many times by the most important international bodies.
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Bartłomiej Kozieł, Board Member & UX Director
Kozieł is a fintech pro specializing in innovative product development. He combines design knowledge with experience in UX management, creating innovative solutions for the financial sector.
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