Innovate Finance Unveils Finalists for Pitch360 FinTech Startup Competition

London - 22 March 2017

Innovate Finance, the membership association for UK's global FinTech sector, today announced the finalists for Pitch360, its first ever FinTech startup competition, which takes place on day two of Innovate Finance’s prestigious global summit at Guildhall London on Tuesday, April 11th.

Applications for the pitch session opened late last year with submissions received from across the world. The finalists were chosen by a select committee, which included startup experts and FinTech industry leaders.

Innovate Finance is pleased to unveil the finalists for Pitch360 in the following eight categories:

  • Artificial intelligence - Equity X, FNA, Quantiacs
  • Blockchain - Applied Blockchain, Block Ex, Juru
  • Cross Border Payments - APEXX, MangoPay
  • Cyber Security - The ID Co, Guard Square, OnDMarc
  • Financial Inclusion - Nous Global Markets
  • Personal Finance - FA Solutions, Moxtra, Oval Money
  • Peer-to-Peer and Alternative Funding - AssetBar, Fint
  • RegTech - Onfido, QumRam, Quantexa

More finalists will be announced shortly.

The chosen startups at Pitch360 will pitch at for six minutes in front of a global audience in the Great Hall at the Guildhall.

Judges for the event include Brett King, Bestselling Author and Presenter of the Breaking Banks podcast, Kosta Peric, Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Maria Gotsch, President and CEO at the Partnership Fund for New York City and Rumi Morales, Executive Director and Head, CME Ventures at CME Group.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £10,000, top policy and legal advice from Innovate Finance partners, complimentary membership to Innovate Finance, two complimentary tickets to the 2018 Innovate Finance Global Summit and much more.

Commenting on Pitch360 Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance, said “We are impressed by the calibre of the finalists for our first ever FinTech startup pitch event. The selected finalists reflect the diversity of the FinTech ecosystem, with entrepreneurs from around the world participating. This is a key indicator that talent is global, and we are delighted entrepreneurs have a platform to pitch their proposition on how FinTech can deliver a better financial future for consumers.”

Innovate Finance is an independent membership association that represents the UK’s global FinTech community. Founded in 2014 with the support of the City of London and Canary Wharf Group, Innovate Finance is a not-for-profit with over 250+ members that aims to accelerate the country’s leading position in the global financial services sector by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators, whether they be a young startup or an established industry player. This is achieved through curated programmes based on member requirements, policy working groups and promotion through global press and social media.

The goal is to create a single point of access across the sectors to help foster enabling policies, regulation, talent development, business growth opportunities and investment in the UK — and, most importantly, to create a global finance sector that offers services that are more sustainable, more inclusive and better for everyone.

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