FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: Ziggurat

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

Ziggurat is building an AI trading assistant for short term trading and execution for active investors in the stock market. The solution provides seamless, end-to-end, unlimited trades with real-time monitoring features.


  • Search engine for finding the best opportunities
  • Future prediction for getting heads up for different stocks on the next trading day
  • Real-time position tracking for alerting and monitoring

Why it’s great
Ziggurat’s live AI trading assistant provides seamless, unlimited free trades.


Sia Nazari, Founder and CEO
Nazari is formerly a scientist at UC Berkeley, and Berkeley Lab. He has experience as an investment advisor at Morgan Stanley, and a background in physics and finance. He is passionate about trading and financial markets.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: Enigma

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

Enigma delivers trusted, linked SMB intelligence from over 100 data sources, enabling you to create products and optimize workflows that capture the small commercial market.


By leveraging Enigma’s data you can:

  • Develop new products that meet SMB needs
  • Drive hyper-targeted, high-performing marketing campaigns
  • Verify and serve SMBs you previously couldn’t

Why it’s great
Enigma’s API injects trusted SMB data into key workflows, and lets you unlock the 30+ million U.S. SMBs that need your products, services, and financing.


Craig Danton, VP, Data and Strategy
Danton oversees data and strategy at Enigma. A former BuroHappold engineer, he holds a Harvard Business School MBA and a BS from Columbia University.

Chris Abiaad, Product Lead, Commercial Intelligence
Abiaad runs Enigma’s commercial intelligence product. He received an MBA from Cornell Tech, ran a startup, and worked in financial services technology strategy at Accenture.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: doxo

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

doxo, the all-in-one web and mobile bill payment service, is partnering with Plaid to help prevent bank overdrafts when paying bills to over 45,000 billers.


  • Consumers pay over $30 billion each year in overdraft fees
  • Seeing bank balance when paying bills results in fewer overdrafts
  • When information is transparent, consumers win

Why it’s great
Overdraft protection is another doxo feature reducing bill pay hassles for millions of users, and bringing these new benefits to the billers they pay.


Steve Shivers, Co-founder and CEO
Shivers is co-founder and CEO of doxo, the all-in-one billpay service. Prior to founding doxo, Shivers held senior roles with OpenMarket, QPass, and Infospace.

Jim Kreyenhagen, VP of Marketing and Consumer Services
Kreyenhagen is the VP of Marketing and Consumer Services at doxo, the all-in-one billpay service. He previously managed and grew web properties at Allrecipes, BookRags, and InfoSpace (HowStuffWorks).

6 Reasons to Attend FinovateSpring 2019 – Register by Friday and Save up to $400

FinovateSpring 2019 is less than two weeks away, and it’s time to lock in your spot!

With a new venue in a new city, new visionary keynote speakers, new cutting-edge innovations and a new consolidated event format, you’ll get all the insights you need no matter what your focus!

Join 1,100+ senior financial and banking executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers, regulators and entrepreneurs from the Bay Area and beyond in San Francisco.

Book your ticket by Friday, April 26 and save up to $400.

Top 6 Reasons to Attend

1. Highly efficient format

Our short-form demo-based format allows you to see a huge number of demos over two days. Each presenter has just seven minutes – with no slides or video allowed. You see live technology with no filler. Learn more about who will be on stage.

2. Stay ahead of the curve

Fintech innovation continues at a blistering pace. Finovate is the best way to find the next big advantage before your competitors. Don’t get left behind. View the 2019 agenda.

3. Only the best

Our competitive application process means you only see the very best demos. We handpick each company on stage, and they all give you a live demo – so you only see technology that works today. Learn more about the industry problems the demoing companies will be solving.

4. One-on-one connections

Speak to the founders, innovators, directors innovators and more. This isn’t your typical trade show. It’s your chance to engage directly with the people behind the world’s most exciting technology. And Finovate’s new networking app suggests the most relevant contacts for you based on your needs. Learn more about who’s attending.

5. Learn from visionaries

Hear from industry leaders and find out what’s coming next. The demos show you the best technology available now, and the speakers provide a unique insight into the future of the industry. Learn more about the speaker lineup.

6. Something for everyone

Whether you’re looking for a specific solution or just curious to see what’s out there, you’ll leave Finovate with new ideas and a fresh outlook. Broad vision or deep insight – we’ve got it all. Now is your chance to save up to $400.

FinovateSpring 2019 in 60 seconds

Book online today or contact our customer services team at +1 (888) 670-8200 or

See you in San Francisco next month!

Watch Fintech Hot or Not with Leading Analysts

Slated to take place May 8 through 10 in San Francisco, FinovateSpring offers us an opportunity to take a broader look at the technology behind the innovations shown in the demos on stage (join us!).

One of the best ways to do this is through our Analyst All Stars session, where we’ll hear from four leading fintech analysts on what they think is the top opportunity for banks and financial services companies.

Each analyst will have seven minutes on stage (yes, slides allowed!) to describe their thoughts on what’s hot in fintech right now. Here’s who you can expect to see on stage:

Michelle Evans

As Head of Digital Consumer at Euromonitor International, Evans oversees the firm’s research on the digital consumer, providing actionable insights and in-depth analysis into how technological advances are reshaping the way consumers browse and buy goods and services globally. She regularly writes and speaks about Euromonitor’s research with her specialty spanning mobile payments, digital commerce, e-commerce, m-commerce, digital marketing and social media.

Recognized as a thought leader in digital commerce, she was named a Power Women in Fintech by conference organizer Innotribe in 2015, a Woman on Top in Tech by business magazine Asian Entrepreneur in 2016, a Woman to Watch by social think tank Remodista in 2018 and a Top 200 Fintech Influencer in Asia by fintech publications Fintech Asia and Lattice80 in 2018. Leveraging her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, she has a recurring column in Forbes and is regularly quoted in publications globally.

Jacob Jegher

Jegher is an experienced fintech executive and digital banking thought leader. He advises clients on emerging technologies and business strategies related to retail, small business, and corporate digital banking. Jegher provides strategic consulting to financial institutions and solution providers on issues ranging from digital strategy to vendor selection. In addition to his client-facing responsibilities, Jegher leads Javelin’s overall strategy, marketing, and product development efforts.

Most recently, Jegher was Vice President of Global Solution Marketing and Head of Analyst Relations at FIS, where he was responsible for marketing strategy efforts across all business units and solutions. Jegher also brings extensive expertise in the banking research and consulting field, having spent over 10 years as a Research Director at Celent.

Daniel Latimore

Latimore, CFA, is the Senior Vice President of Celent’s Banking group and is based in the firm’s Boston office. Latimore’s areas of focus include the banking ecosystem, digital and omnichannel banking, and innovation. Underlying each is a keen interest in consumer behavior and technology-enabled strategy. Latimore is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and client gatherings, having addressed audiences ranging from intimate meetings of CEOs and central banks to conference keynotes in more than a dozen countries. He led research groups at Deloitte and IBM, worked in industry Liberty Mutual and Merrill Lynch (where he lived in New York, Tokyo and London), and was a consultant at McKinsey & Co.

He received a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA institute.

Paul Berg

In his role as Senior Managing Consultant, speaker and writer in Gallup’s Finance Practice, Berg helps leaders and organizations do courageous things. He drives organic growth through data-based strategies that create exceptional outcomes for employees, customers and shareholders. Berg focuses on excellence and partners with those who share that same goal.

Berg leads Gallup’s partnerships with some of the largest and most respected Financial Services companies in the U.S. He specializes in helping organizations align and optimize their human capital and customer experience strategies. He is the author of numerous articles, including Rebuilding Trust in Banks and Is Your Bank Creating Regulatory Risk? and guides Gallup’s ongoing Financial Services research.

Join us on May 8 through 10 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco to hear these experts talk about the latest in fintech.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: BreachRx

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

BreachRx’s platform provides automation across the enterprise, enabling organizations to respond to cyber incidents efficiently and in compliance with relevant regulations, policies, and contracts.


  • Incident response that is automatically tailored and up-to-date
  • One platform for all business silos that are responsible for incident response
  • One system of record for audit and regulators

Why it’s great
BreachRx will change data breach response from a crisis to a routine business process.


Andy Lunsford, CEO, Co-Founder
Lunsford is a privacy law expert with a decade of experience in large-scale commercial litigation. He first began working on data security issues when his firm represented ChoicePoint in 2004.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: Stake

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot. is a petition platform that leverages your shareholder rights to bring your concerns into corporate boardrooms. Create progress on social issues that are otherwise too big to tackle.


  • Learn the impact of your investments
  • Take action to make companies better
  • Find ways to invest your values

Why it’s great
Individuals are taking back their shareholder voice and using it to drive social good.


Patrick Reed, CEO
Climate activist, Yale Economics, full-stack Python for web and machine learning.

Gabe Rissman, President
Impact investment researcher, evangelist. First student to file a shareholder resolution.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: Arkose Labs

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

Arkose Labs solve multimillion-dollar fraud problems for the world’s most targeted businesses without impacting user conversion.


  • Definitive results: instantly proves whether a request is authentic or inauthentic
  • Shrinking friction: validated telemetry minimizes false positives
  • SLA: guarantees inauthentic requests won’t scale

Why it’s great
Single requests attacks can be stopped with an intermediate attack surface that isn’t within the control of attackers, but cannot be detected by artificial intelligence or stopped with bot mitigation.


Kevin Gosschalk, CEO & Founder
Gosschalk is a machine vision specialist who transformed his expertise into cyber security innovation as CEO and founder of fraud prevention technology, Arkose Labs.

Samuel Tyler, Director of Product Marketing
Tyler is a B2B product marketer working at the intersection of cyber security and identity for Arkose Labs.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: BlytzPay

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

BlytzPay provides solutions that allow customers to communicate and pay via text interaction. BlytzPay is as easy as Text. Pay. Done.


  • Text-to-pay solution that delivers a mobile point of sale accepting cards, ACH, and cash
  • Closed-loop cash network for the unbanked and underbanked
  • Powerful two-way communication for customers

Why it’s great
Interaction leads to transaction. We take the friction out of communication and collection so you can focus on growing your business.


Robyn Burkinshaw, CEO
Burkinshaw’s background in payments and merchant services has helped her identify the need for improved communication, reduced friction, and flexible payment options for each individual customer.

Josh Albrecht VP Client Services
With over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, Albrecht is passionate about fintech improving the overall customer experience.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: BlueRush

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

BlueRush will demo IndiVideo — interactive, personalized videos for bills and statements. This iteration offers a a more compelling, data-driven way to issue bills and statements.


  • Increase engagement
  • Drive conversions
  • Capture customer insights

Why it’s great
Personalized video is a natural enhancement to bills and statements. This format increases customer satisfaction and loyalty, decreases customer care costs, and enables cross/up-selling.


Ted Mercer, VP Sales
At BlueRush, Mercer searches for new ways to drive value for clients using the company’s interactive personalized video platform.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: Launchfire

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

Launchfire’s Lemonade is a game-based microlearning platform that gives financial institutions the tools and analytics they need to make frontline staff more effective — faster.


  • Launch more engaging and effective learning experiences for employees
  • Get frontline employees role-ready in less time
  • Measure business impact and prove ROI

Why it’s great
Lemonade uses games, microlearning, and advanced analytics to reduce overall training time, improve learning outcomes, and get frontline staff role-ready faster.


Romeo Maione, Director of Business Solutions
As Director of Business Solutions, Maione has worked with top banks in North America to upskill their frontline and increase adoption of their digital products.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: ALTR

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on May 8 through 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Register today and save your spot.

ALTR’s transformational, blockchain-based data security platform permanently neutralizes the privacy and breach exposures created by humans inside of enterprise networks.


  • Monitor -an immutable view of who is accessing data, when and how often
  • Govern – real-time control and breach intervention
  • Protect – delivers impenetrable protection of data at rest

Why it’s great
ALTR attaches cutting edge governance and security to existing structured data, wherever it is, unlocking the full potential for digital transformation in financial services.


Doug Wick, VP Product & Marketing
With over 20 years of startup experience, Wick has broad experience managing product conception and development through to market success.

James Beecham, Co-Founder & CTO
Beecham is a computer engineer and entrepreneur who co-founded ALTR and leads its technology and engineering teams. He holds multiple software patents, and is an alumnus of the University of Texas.