The Winning Ten: Finovate Alums Earn Spots on the 2020 Fintech Power 50

The newly-released Fintech Power 50 for 2020 features ten Finovate alums. The roster is produced every December and bills itself as “meant to be controversial and provoke debate” while at the same time providing “inspiration to the rest of the industry.”

“Throughout its first year the Fintech Power 50 has seen consistent success for our members and we are very proud of the opportunities that being a member of the Power 50 has offered the companies involved,” Fintech Power 50 Managing Director and co-founder Jason Williams said. “We look forward to continuing the traction we have made this year with the 2020 cohort, with a more ambitious and exciting programme.”

The Finovate alums to make the cut are:

The Fintech Power 50 aims to help fintechs reach a broader audience around the world. Over the course of 2020, the program will offer media partnerships and networking, business development and branding support, and investment and talent acquisition. This year marks the third edition of the program; coincidentally, the 2019 Power 50 featured ten Finovate alums, as well.

“We’re incredibly excited at this announcement, which is clear recognition of Keepabl’s value to customers, and to trusted advisers alike, and our potential to keep disrupting compliance-as-a-service,” wrote Keepabl CEO Robert Baugh in an email.

CREALOGIX CEO David Joyce added that he was “looking forward to exchanging ideas with the renowned digital leaders in this unique group.” He praised the way the roster reflected “the breadth, diversity, and creativity of the global fintech scene.”

The Fintech Power 50 2020 also features ten fintech thought leaders whose names will be familiar to Finovate veterans. Nine of the ten – David Birch, Ghela Boskovich, Theo Lau, Brett King, Jim Marous, Devie Mohan, David Parker, and Ruth Wandhofer – have made major contributions to our Finovate conferences since we expanded our format in 2017. We’ll have to get Mr. Lawrence Wintermeyer, co-founder of Global Digital Finance and the tenth thought leader on this year’s Fintech Power 50, to a Finovate stage sooner than later!

See the full Fintech Power 50 2020 list.

Keepabl Partners with ClauseMatch to Boost GDPR Compliance

Privacy-as-a-Service solution provider Keepabl has partnered with regtech company ClauseMatch. The collaboration will enable Keepabl to better manage policies and procedures in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines, as well as with U.K. Privacy in Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). At the same time, ClauseMatch will use Keepabl’s GDPR SaaS solution to manage its own privacy governance and GDPR obligations.

“Maintaining policies and procedures properly is of major importance for managing your risk and governance – and being able to show good governance is key when you’re winning business or being audited by customer or investors,” Keepabl CEO and founder Robert Baugh explained. “ClauseMatch allows us to organize all of our policies, procedures and controls in a structured manner on a single platform, available for the next review cycle and compliance checks, in an auditable format with all the track records of who did what presented in a complete audit trail.”

ClauseMatch CEO and founder Evgeny Likhoded credited Keepabl’s technology for making ClauseMatch’s privacy governance “simple and efficient.” Headquartered in London and founded in 2012, ClauseMatch provides smart document management, including real-time document collaboration solutions, for banks and other FIs. A member of CB Insights Fintech 250 and an alum of Barclays accelerator program, the company began the year working with another Finovate alum, Revolut, to help the digital bank meet regulatory and compliance requirements as part of its expansion to Singapore.

“We’re delighted to onboard Keepabl onto the ClauseMatch platform to make their policy management collaborative and auditable,” Likhoded said of this week’s alliance. “Our partnership is a great example of mutually beneficial collaboration between two RegTech companies creating a richer ecosystem and greater clarity and value for customers.”

Keepabl demonstrated its GDPR Compliance Platform at FinovateEurope 2019. The technology provides financial institutions with the resources they need – such as Article 30 records, Data Map analysis, Breach Response, and Processor Management – in order to remain compliant with GDPR regulations. Founded in 2017 by a 13+ year veteran implementer of compliance programs for mid-market organizations, Keepabl accounts for the fact that compliance issues like GDPR are typically the responsibility of human resources, marketing or IT teams rather than specialists in privacy issues. To this end, the company offers a cloud-based solution that makes it easier for both large and small FIs to both meet their compliance needs and, importantly, demonstrate their compliant status to partners and regulators alike.

Keepabl’s partnership with ClauseMatch is the London, U.K.-based firm’s latest collaboration this fall. In September, Keepabl announced that data discovery service provider Folding Space would join its Privacy Stack, an initiative launched by Keepabl that helps businesses stay abreast of GDPR compliance and other regtech solutions. Also that month, Keepabl and regtech company Alpha Reply agreed to work together to offer Alpha Reply’s customers a “holistic, practical, and flexible GDPR compliance service.”

Finovate Alumni News


  • How Revolut and Mastercard Are Helping Fintech Do Good
  • Keepabl Partners with ClauseMatch to Boost GDPR Compliance
  • More Than $1 Billion Raised by 21 Finovate Alums in Q3 2019

Around the web

  • Gartner names Exagens a 2019 “Cool Vendor.”
  • Trulioo appoints Zac Cohen as chief operating officer.
  • Trustly reaches 100 live gaming brands with its Pay N Play player registration and verification product.
  • Tradeshift moves Bucharest team to larger office in Tower Center, announces plans to hire more staff next year.
  • Globitex taps Salt Edge for strong customer authentication.
  • After Belfast launch earlier this year, Signifyd recruits 63 people with plans to recruit 150 more over the next three to five years.
  • Revolut and Mastercard team up with Save The Children to support Universal Children’s Day.
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune names Jack Henry & Associates a top place to work in San Diego for the fourth year in a row.
  • CredoLab, Neener Analytics, and Vymo win finalist spots in the India FinTech Forum’s IFTA 2019 awards.
  • Chetu ranked as the number two of 50 top software development firms in the U.S.
  • Payments company VoPay teams up with Plaid to offer a new credit card alternative to consumers in North America.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Keepabl

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateEurope on February 12 through 14, 2019 in London, U.K. Register today and save your spot.

How good’s your GDPR answer? Keepabl helps you feel confident about GDPR and gives you a great GDPR answer for the board, investors, and customers in an intuitive, simple SaaS solution.


  • Incredibly simple, user-friendly interface
  • Instant reports, registers, and analysis to help you get the GDPR job done
  • Years of legal expertise baked into the product

Why it’s great
Have a great GDPR answer and unlock investment and revenue blocked by privacy concerns.


Robert Baugh, CEO
Baugh founded Keepabl after 13+ years as General Counsel, EVP and Director of VC-backed growth SaaS companies, combining legal and SaaS expertise with the coal-face experience of being the customer.


Andrea Spataro, Privacy Executive
Spataro is a qualified Italian lawyer and Data Protection consultant, combining legal expertise with experience implementing practical and achievable compliance programs in Italy and the U.K.

Finovate Alumni News


  • Ephesoft Helps Businesses Leverage the Cloud to Meet Demand.
  • Now a Temenos Company, Avoka Unveils Workspaces for Retail Banking.

Around the web

  • Onfido forges partnership with PensionBee.
  • Portugal’s Banco CTT to leverage technology from Fiserv to fight money laundering.
  • Lendio announces providing more than 5,000 Kiva loans to support women-owned businesses.
  • NCR unveils its EMV-integrated Equinox Luxe devices for NCR Connected Payments, giving a secure payment route for retailers.
  • Hooyu to provide online verification for mobile egaming operator, Small Screen Casinos.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.