Xignite, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based financial data APIs, is proud to announce that 20 of its clients were recognized as among the most innovative financial technology companies at the 2016 Benzinga Fintech Awards held last week. Xignite clients won 11 awards, placed in 6 categories, including Founder of the Year and Overall Fintech Leader, and swept the Innovation in Mobile category winning first place, runner up and honorable mention.
Over 250 companies from five countries were considered for these awards and the most creative, innovative and disruptive were recognized at the ceremony. Benzinga, itself an emerging fintech powerhouse, created the awards to recognize the most innovative companies that are revolutionizing capital markets and wealth management and reinventing the way investors and traders perform their jobs. The high-energy ceremony was attended by some of the most influential movers and shakers in the financial services industry, all of which have been instrumental in fueling innovation in the fintech space.
Behind all 20 of these companies’ success lies Xignite market data APIs and its cloud-based platform. Xignite provides real-time and reference market data to emerging and established financial services companies to help them deliver stock market quotes and similar pricing data to their digital assets, such as websites and apps.
“We are proud to enable these fintech companies that are changing the world of financial services with their innovative products,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO and Founder of Xignite. “We are powering the leading fintech disruptors by providing these entrepreneurs with simpler, faster and less expensive financial data APIs than legacy data vendors. It is also exciting to see large financial organizations beginning to react to this sea change and trying to catch up on innovation and cost savings.”
The 20 winners and nominees are:
3rd Place Overall Winner
TipRanks is an aggregator of digitally published stock recommendations.
Founder of the Year
Chris Camillo, CEO and Co-founder, TickerTags. TickerTags monitors the social web in real-time, analyzing words and phrases that represent volume movements outside of baseline norms.
Outstanding Military Veteran in Fintech
Randy Vollen, PNC. PNC offers a wide range of services for financial success including retail banking and asset management.
Innovation in Mobile
Scout Finance – Winner. Scout Finance apps allow investors to monitor stock prices and access financial data and more when they are mobile.
Call Levels - Runner-up. The Call Levels app allows users to track the market from their smartphone or smartwatch and set “call levels” so they receive alerts when prices they specify are hit.
DriveWealth - Honorable Mention. DriveWealth enables individuals outside the U.S. to own and trade U.S. securities.
Stash Invest – Honorable Mention. The Stash Invest app lets users choose investments tied to their interests, beliefs, and goals starting with as little as $5.
TD Ameritrade – Honorable Mention. TD Ameritrade is an online broker for stock, option, futures, forex trading, long-term investing, and retirement planning.
Leveling the Playing Field
Harvest Exchange – Honorable Mention. Harvest Exchange provides the investment industry with more effective communication across public and private communities.
IEX Trading - Honorable Mention. IEX operates as an alternative trading system (ATS) and has applied to the SEC to become a stock exchange.
Research Platforms, Apps & Tools
TipRanks - Runner-up. TipRanks lets investors see the track record of predictions from analysts, hedge fund managers, financial bloggers and corporate insiders.
Wealthminder - Nominated. Wealthminder helps investors learn about and connect with qualified financial professionals each month as well as help advisors improve their online presence and proposal-management services.
Proprietary Technology & APIs
Envestnet – Nominated. Envestnet provides wealth management technology and services to investment advisors.
eVestment – Nominated. eVestment’s SmartVision solution allows investment advisors to have smarter conversations with their clients.
Xignite – Nominated. Xignite provides real-time and reference market data cloud-based APIs to emerging fintech companies and established financial services enterprises.
Analysis Platforms, Apps & Tools
ChartIQ - Nominated. ChartIQ lets users create stock and forex charts for web or mobile devices and partners with Xignite offering next generation financial widgets.
Quovo - Nominated. The Quovo platform enables financial advisors, institutions, and fintech companies to aggregate and analyze financial account data.
Data Capital Management – Nominated. DCM offers a multi-strategy hedge fund built on big data and novel data feeds.
Robo Advisor & Wealth Management Tools
Advizr – Nominated. Advizr provides financial planning software for financial advisors.
Educational Tools & Services
Peeptrade - Nominated. Peeptrade is a social trading network where anyone can see what top traders are doing with their own money in real-time.
Trading Idea Platform & Apps