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Sentifi Secures Top Honors at Swisscom Startup Challenge 2018

The votes have been cast and financially-relevant crowd intelligence provider Sentifi is among the winners of the Swisscom Startup Challenge 2018.

“I would like to send my sincere thank you to the trust of our investors, and to all Sentifiers who have worked hard to make Sentifi a global player,” Sentifi CEO and founder Dr. Anders Bally said. “This would not have been possible without your contribution, commitment and belief in creating the most powerful financial AI and big data based collective intelligence system in the world.”

Sentifi founder and CEO Dr. Anders Bally demonstrating Sentifi Alerts at FinovateEurope 2017.

Sentifi bested more than 230 rivals to win the challenge. Along with five other winning companies, Sentifi will participate in a one-week business accelerator program in October, and receive mentoring from Swisscom and venture lab experts. The jury consisted of members of the Swisscom Group Executive Board, Swisscom Ventures, and business angels and investors. Sharing the winner’s circle with Sentifi are AAAccell, an AI-powered asset and risk management solution provider; rovenso, a maker of agile seeing robots; Dotphoton, a raw image compression solution; and Exeon Analytics, a cybersecurity firm.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Sentifi demonstrated its Sentifi Alerts solution at FinovateEurope last year. Sentifi Alerts scours more than five million relevant sources from the news media, blogs, and social networks to signal investors when significant events in the financial markets occur. The customizable, real-time alerts give investors the opportunity to make timely adjustments to their asset holdings – whether to seize new opportunities or minimize potential risks.

Sentifi appointed Marina Goche as Chief Operating Officer in May. The same month, the company announced that Walter Berchtold, an industry veteran with board and executive experience at Credit Suisse and Falcon Private Bank, would join Sentifi’s advisory board. Last month, Sentifi teamed up with Argus Data Insights, integrating its crowd intelligence technology with Argus Predict IndustryScan solution.