A pair of Finovate alums – including a Best of Show winner – are among the nine companies chosen to participate in the incoming group of startups for Plug and Play’s Fintech Europe. Nordigen, which made its Finovate debut at FinovateFall last year, and Sensibill, which won Best of Show in its FinovateFall debut in 2017, will join the fintech accelerator’s 12 week program.
“This batch has a strong focus on AI and Machine Learning,” Program Director Fernando Zornig said, “with startups in their seed stage all the way to Series C.” Also participating in the upcoming class are: Bankify, Digital Shadows, E-bot7, Fino Digital, Labest, Precire, and Spin Analytics.
The nine startups in the incoming cohort, Fintech Europe’s third, were selected from more than 214 applicants. The program will give startups the opportunity to meet and work with Plug and Play’s corporate partners, as well as examine pilot projects and potential business and investment opportunities. “We are very excited with this new class of companies that are bringing a new atmosphere to the corporate ecosystem,” Zornig said. “They will get connected with financial institutions from all over the Euro-Zone and beyond.”
Fintech Europe also announced that its partner base had expanded to nine financial institutions: Deutsche Bank, TechQuartier, BNP Paribas, Nets Group, Aareal Bank, Abanca, Danske Bank, DZ Bank, and Elo.
Nordigen demonstrated its Nordigen Report at FinovateFall 2018. The Report gives banks and lenders more information about applicants with little credit history, and supports verification of any current liabilities or “red flags” like previous debt collection. The solution also gives lenders new predictive features for credit risk modeling. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Riga, Latvia, the company returned to the Finovate stage earlier this year.
Last month, Nordigen was featured in EU Startups’ article, 10 Latvian startups to look out for in 2019. The company raised $800,000 in new funding last fall.
Sensibill was founded in 2013 and is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company demonstrated its Insights+ technology, which helps FIs spot revenue opportunities from on- and off-card purchase data, at FinovateFall 2017, earning a Best of Show award. Named to KPMG and H2 Venture’s Fintech 100’s Emerging Stars, Sensibill since then has announced partnerships with NatWest, Quontic Bank, and Royal Bank of Scotland.