Start-Up Spotlights

Day One: Wednesday 6th December – Exhibition Floor

The Start-Up Spotlight Area is an integral portion of the Technology Buyers Theatre and provides an invaluable opportunity for any early-stage company eager to raise awareness of its core product or service among potential buyers in the financial sector.

In just six hours, you will hear from 24 distinct companies on the cusp of transforming various portions of the financial ecosystem with some powering digital innovation and others engaged in providing efficiency and cost-saving platforms across the financial supply-chain. Each company will cover a range of offerings across FinTech, InsurTech, PayTech and Cloud for Finance and provide a fast-paced 10 minute introduction translating into one of the most engaging elements of on-site content at FinTech Connect Live.

If you’re hoping to spot the next rising star worthy of investment, become better equipped with knowledge of next-generation (fin), (pay) and (insur)tech offerings, how it can help your company grow, optimise and cost-cut whilst generating requests for information than the start-up spotlight area is the place for you.

Timetable

9:20 – 10:00 gateway2digital / T4C – Presenter: Karen Melonie Gould, Founder and CEO, gateway2digital and Andrew Wood, Funding Advisor, T4C

Preparing and Sourcing Investment – R&D Tax Credits/ Grants for Tech Companies
Whether you are a start-up or growing to accelerate you need to understand the UK financial/investment ecosystem. We prepare you for investment by way of pitch decks, summary cash flow and business plan and then structure your company regarding support and advice on teams and terms and conditions in order to introduce you to our vast network of investors over 5000+. At the same time do you know that you could be entitled to research and development tax credits as a trading technology company? We can help you secure your grant. Don’t miss out on this workshop or a complimentary 1-2-1 session with our team to follow up. Contact us now on karen@gateway2enterprise.co.uk or d.coker@t4cuk.com.

Group 1

11:00 – 11:10 Inside Secure / MePIN Presenter: Markku Mehtala, Founder and CEO

PSD2 and strong authentication – a live demo
PSD2 requires strong customer authentication for all online payments. Legacy authentication methods are too slow and clumsy for the modern mobile consumer MePIN provides a mobile and secure solution to make strong user authentication and payment authorization fast and convenient.


11:10 – 11:20 PaymentComponents Ltd – Presenter: Elias Gagas, Chief Digital Officer

PSD2 compliance in 3 months – Open Banking in 6!
aplonAPI™ by PaymentComponents, is the most cutting edge, open & field proven, PSD2 compliant, API Management Platform today! It empowers Open Banking endeavors across Europe & Africa, has received a 5-star rating (Configo Financial APIs Index) and secured 2, Banking Technology Awards 2017, nominations, for one of our clients.


11:20 – 11:30 ingage IRPresenter: Michael Hufton, Managing Director

Connecting companies and investors
ingage is an electronic marketplace and Investor Relations software platform which directly connects institutional investors and quoted or pre-IPO companies. Today 90% of this activity is intermediated manually by investment banks. New regulation across Europe (MiFID II) requires a fundamental change to existing market practice. ingage provides a solution which is more efficient, lower cost, eliminates conflict and is compliant with the new rules.


11:30 – 11:40 Selified / Fintech labsPresenter: Parinda Kularatne, Head of Product

Instant identity verification. Selified is a one stop ID verification service that can verify any customer from anywhere in the world through any device. It verifies the person facially, their picture ID and proof of address documents. It cross-validates data and provides a comprehensive report. The customer experience is as simple as taking a Selfie. There is no complex integration and businesses can easily verify any customer any time at the fraction of their current cost. Come and see this in action.

Group 2

11:50 – 12:00 SwaperPresenter: Peteris Kisis, Managing Director

Launching a loan marketplace platform in an overcrowded market. The case of Swaper.
Swaper is a loan marketplace platform offering investments into pre-funded consumer loans originated in Poland, Denmark, Spain, Georgia and Russia at rates starting from 12% per annum. During the presentation our CEO will share our experience gained from launching the marketplace and highlight some of the key reasons for its success to date. This demo should be of interest to those who are looking at ways to differentiate their product/brand in maturing categories and are seeking fresh insights.


12:00 – 12:10 VT FinTechPresenter: Vishnu Thurpati, Founder and CEO

Technology platform for next generation Smart Beta portfolios and Index Products
We at VTFinTech believe that technology will drive the next generation of asset managers where active and passive investing will co-exist. While presenting, our CEO, Vishnu Thurpati, will talk about how the quantitative investing is at the crux of one of the greatest disruptions of all time in the investing world and showcase our quant technology platform ‘Parity One’. Asset managers manage both active and passive investment strategies on ‘Parity One’ while banks use it to create smart beta and factor based Index Products. We’d love to welcome all Investment firms interested in the technology solutions for next generation investing.


12:10 – 12:20 TallySticks – Presenter: Nitesh Srivastava, COO

Supply Chain Financing Reimagined
Tallysticks is a revolutionary supply chain software. It leverages the functionality of blockchain to share a common record of immutable data for all trusted parties to transparently edit and update. Ultimately, the shared information thread, together with software automation, streamlines supply chain and payment workflow processes. Due to its supply chain focus and nature of the underlying technology, Tallysticks is an ideal solution for multi-party interactive workflows such as trade finance and physical commodity trades. The company’s ultimate goal is to build a supply chain financing marketplace to close the $1.5 trillion plus global SME funding gap by offering affordable financing to SMEs around the world.


12:20 – 12:30 OhaloPresenter: Kyle DuPont, Founder and CEO

Blockchain solution to automate data protection compliance
Financial institutions have extremely complicated data environments with varying regulations (e.g., GDPR, DPA, GLBA, BCBS 239) and policies overlaying their data assets. Ohalo simplifies that mess by tracking data as it flows around complex systems and applies regulatory logic to that data that we have built with global law firms. We can ensure regulatory compliance of data not only within a single organisation but across multiple jurisdictions and legal entities.

Group 3

12:40 – 12:50 CambristPresenter: Jacob Claflin, Founder and CEO

Reinventing how banks, processors & programme managers access FX in card payments
Multi-currency travel cards have taken the payments world by storm, offering consumers an innovative alternative to foreign currency cash and bringing a new business model to the card industry. However, travel cards are just the beginning of FX innovation. Cambrist was founded by prepaid industry veterans with the vision to take multi-currency solutions further, by incorporating their best features into the wider (non-travel) debit & credit card market and enable issuers of standard, single currency card products to optimize the FX associated with all their customers’ international spend.


12:50 – 13:00 SolgariPresenter: Edward Grant, Chief Operations Officer

FinTech Communications in the Cloud – Compliant, Integrated & Omni-Channel
Solgari’s integrated cloud software service provides all the digital business communication channels – voice, video, chat & SMS – while automatically addressing GDPR, PCI DSS & MiFID II compliance through the recording & archiving of all communications forever. Our FinTech & Financial Services customers in 32 countries access all business communications & related compliance requirements regardless of location on a per user per month SaaS model while removing or avoiding the cost & complexity of legacy technology solutions.


13:00 – 13:10 ID-PalPresenter: James O’Toole, Co-Founder and CEO

A SaaS solution for KYC that enables simple, secure and convenient customer onboarding.
The onboarding process is typically frustrating for customers and can represent significant lost revenues for businesses due to customer drop-off. ID-Pal is a digital solution that allows businesses to verify the identity of their clients quickly and easily. We’ve packaged best-of-breed technology into a simple, low cost SaaS solution that creates a seamless user experience. Our off-the–shelf solution is easier, cheaper, faster and more reliable than either manual processing or building a custom IT solution.

Group 4

13:30 – 13:40 SanScrIT Ltd – Timur Tazhibayev, Software Architect

Core Banking System (CBS) – a new way to run a fintech business and make digital transformation easy
Technology has facilitated greater efficiency in business transactions thus allowing new types of firms to emerge. By entering previously unexplored market segments, these new firms challenge incumbents’ existing line of business making it vital to keep up with technology trends. That’s where SanScrIT CBS comes into play. Our system optimises all banking activities to fit prevailing digital environment. We’d love to welcome both potential clients and investors or anyone else looking to find out how the right technology can change the way you do business.


13:40 – 13:50 Fingraphs – Presenter: Jean-Francois Owczarczak, Managing Director

A widgetized platform analysing financial markets trends, a B2B2C Plug&Play solution
FinGraphs.com offers trend, price targets and risk analysis on 5000 financial instruments across all asset classes and many investment horizons. The methodology is visual and easy to learn, and new users can train with TopTrader, a game-like simulation that plays accelerated real trading sessions from the past. Integrate Fingraphs’ standard version within hours on your website through our 2 lines HTML5 widget code, market it to your audience and earn a revenue share. Our team can also create your personalised version of the widget (add call to actions, logos, colour plays, integrate price feeds, auto-login procedures, CRM features, activate our bulk subscription packages), which you can then disseminate on multiple websites (your affiliates or a wider distribution network). Help your users, clients, prospects or leads get an instant market opinion anytime, anywhere on many financials instruments. FinGraphs’ parent company, Management Joint Trust SA, Geneva, Switzerland has been editing on-line retail and
institutional financial markets platforms since 1985.


13:50 – 14:00 CashOFF – Presenter: Yulia Clarke, Marketing Director

Accurately forecasting consumer buying behaviour analytical engine inside e-banking system
CASHOFF Ltd. provides innovative solutions for banks collecting and analyzing their consumers’ financial flows. Selected patterns of consumer buying behaviour are implemented in customized loyalty programmes with a high conversion rate, scoring systems and PFM services in Internet and mobile bank applications. For banks it’s a source of deep customer understanding, consequently CASHOFF reveals different options to operate with it and generate profit.


14:00 – 14:10 Juru – Presenter: Dmitri Verhelst, Co-Founder

An open identity platform that puts the individual in full control of their personal data
Juru is a GDPR compliant identity platform built on blockchain technology. It allows the user to set his own data and puts him in charge of sharing. By granting or revoking consent to connected services the individual has full data portability, and can deliver high quality data to his partners. For the individual we provide a safe and secure personal data environment, and for companies we provide an easy and fast API to integrate with. Juru is an open eco-system that’s bringing reliable identification to the digital age. We’d love to show you how it can benefit your company and improve your customer journey.

Group 5

14:20 – 14:30 ThreatMark – Presenter: Michal Tresner, CEO

ThreatMark – World‘s first Full Stack Fraud Prevention and Seamless Authentication Service
ThreatMark’s vision is to secure online applications and digital transactional systems against cyber attacks. ThreatMark AFS dramatically improves the protection and detection capabilities of computer operators against threats, frauds and other incidents. This enables them to increase their security level with comprehensive readiness, fast detection and faster responses.


14:30 – 14:40 Kuzzle – Presenter: Jacques Le Conte, CEO

Digital Backend Platform – how to build innovative real time banking applications better and faster?
While presenting our real time Digital Backend Platform, the CEO of Kuzzle will illustrate the most important issues of building innovative banking applications: the reduced time to market and a seamless, unified customer experience across web and mobile journeys that appeal to today’s digital users, and in particular, the millennials.


14:40 – 14:50 Kontomatik – Presenter, Armands Liseks, VP – Business Development

Banking API for customer verification and financial behaviour analytics
During the demonstration of Kontomatik banking API, VP of Business Development will recap on account data aggregation for KYC and income & affordability verification. However, the focus will be on the importance of transaction data enrichment for analytics purposes and what benefits extraction of financial behaviour can bring. We would like to welcome non-bank lenders, as well as, retail banking representatives interested in banking data application in credit scoring.


14:50 – 15:00 Plutus.it – Presenter: Martin Szyllo, Chief Technology Officer

Pay with Bitcoin Anywhere


15:10 – 15:20 RemitRix – Presenter: Effi Mor, CEO

Machine learning models for solvency internal models


15:20 – 15:30 Swissborg – Presenter: Cyrus Fazel, CEO

The Blockchain era of Swiss private banking


15:30 – 15:40 Pundi X – Presenter: Zac Cheah, Co-Founder and CEO

XPOS Device: Allowing anyone to buy and sell cryptocurrency like buying a bottle of water


16:00 – 16:10 Onfido – Presenter: Susana Lopes, Product Manager


16:10 – 16:20 Denoti (Rateseer) – Presenter: Donna Tilden, CEO and Founder

Denoti: Data as a Service


16:20 – 16:30 Axyon.ai – Presenter: Giacomo Barigazzi, COO

Axyon AI – Deep Learning for Finance



Scale-Up Seminars

Day Two: Thursday 7th December – Exhibition Floor

The Scale-Up Seminar Area is an integral portion of the Technology Buyers Theatre and provides an invaluable opportunity for any company with a live product or service and years of operation behind them to present a technology demo or provide an update on new and improved products and services which form part of its core offering.

In just six hours, you will hear from 15 distinct companies whose names will be very familiar to you already on how they are already transforming various portions of the financial ecosystem with some powering digital innovation and others engaged in providing efficiency and cost-saving platforms across the financial supply-chain. Each company will cover a range of offerings across FinTech, InsurTech, PayTech and Cloud for Finance and provide a fast-paced 15 minute presentation translating into one of the most engaging elements of on-site content at FinTech Connect Live.

If you’re hoping to become better equipped with knowledge of battle-tested (fin), (pay) and (insur)tech offerings, how it can help your company grow, optimise and cost-cut whilst generating requests for information than the Scale-Up Seminar Area is the place for you.

Timetable

9:20 – 10:00 gateway2digital / T4C – Presenter: Karen Melonie Gould, Founder and CEO, gateway2digital and Andrew Wood, Funding Advisor, T4C

Preparing, Structuring and Sourcing Investment – R&D Tax Credits/ Grants for Tech Companies – The UK Ecosystem
Whether you are a start-up or growing to accelerate you need to understand the UK financial/investment ecosystem. We prepare you for investment by way of pitch decks, summary cash flow and business plan and then structure your company regarding support and advice on teams and terms and conditions in order to introduce you to our vast network of investors over 5000+. At the same time do you know that you could be entitled to research and development tax credits as a trading technology company? We can help you secure your grant. Don’t miss out on this workshop or a complimentary 1-2-1 session with our team to follow up. Contact us now on karen@gateway2enterprise.co.uk or d.coker@t4cuk.com.


11:00 – 11:15 Pivigo – Presenter: Jonathan Leslie, Head of Data Science

How data science is helping fintech companies innovate
Pivigo helps companies innovate through data by connecting them with the world’s largest network of vetted data scientists. In presentation learn how data science is being applied by companies such as Barclays, Infosys, Digital Shadows, Ravelin and many earlier stage Fintech companies to improve efficiencies, predict outcomes, increase revenues and make cost savings.


11:20 – 11:35 ApPello – Presenter: Janos Hoos, Chief Consulting Officer

Digitalisation of mortgage lending
The satisfaction of a customer applying for a mortgage loan in banks is determined by how long and how difficult is the application process. ApPello believes, with adequate technical background, the procedure can be made shorter, also it requires less paperwork and personal presence by the applicant. We will elaborate what we mean by this.


11:40 – 11:55 Avenir Digital – Presenter: Louise McCarthy, Non-Executive Director

Building a cognitive banking model with bots
Chatbots can revolutionise the outcomes for financial services organisations, if approached in the right way. In this presentation, learn how to deploy an integrated cognitive banking model, which incorporates back office automation, improvements in front-end customer delivery and reductions in the complexity and cost associated with compliance.


12:00 – 12:15 Daon – Presenter: Clive Bourke, President – EMEA and APAC

Convenient onboarding and authentication across digital channels
There is a “digital transformation” taking place in the financial services industry. Financial Services companies need safe and secure ways to digitally onboard new customers and to authenticate existing customers across multiple channels. Mobile biometrics enable convenient and secure onboarding and authentication. They can be used to establish trust across channels throughout the customer and account lifecycle without sacrificing a convenient user experience.


12:20 – 12:35 MangoPay – Presenter: Pierre Lion, VP – Growth

Payment problematics for crowdfunding platforms – how to offer confidence & security
Crowdfunding is based on trust, much more than in any other industry, as there are multiple players on this type of platform including the project owners and investors. One way of creating more confidence throughout a platform is data, payments and fund security to all users and beneficiaries. In this talk Pierre Lion, VP of Growth at MANGOPAY will dive deeper into the subject around how to create and offer confidence and security. He will discuss topics like how to get approval by legal regulators across Europe. Or how knowing your customers helps you to ensure you to design for trust. And even what kind of tools you can use to boost confidence in your platform and last but not least how to create your communication strategy to be transparent to all your users.


12:40 – 12:55 INDUSTRIA.tech – Presenter: Petko Karamotchev, Director

Humanising Blockchain
Blockchain is not disruptive, it’s a new planet. Our mission is to deliver radical transformation through this cutting-edge technology, while keeping it human-friendly. We provide valuable insights on how to best apply, integrate, and benefit from the Hyperledger technology. INDUSTRIA works with some of the top architects who develop ultramodern apps and consult on highly specialised projects. If you have a Blockchain startup or are interested in learning how the technology can transform your business then we would love to see you at our presentation.


13:00 – 13:15 Finanzen Group – Presenter: Alain Desmier, Head of UK Operations

Connecting online customers with offline experts
The Finanzen Group is the leading provider of marketplace technology for insurance & finance leads. We currently operate in 4 European countries and trade about one million online generated leads per year. In the midst of digital transformation, we support over 6.000 insurance experts and financial advisors across Europe, who want to concentrate on their core competency – consulting customers.


13:20 – 13:35 DataRobot – Presenter: Justin Dickerson, General Manager – Global FinTech

Automated machine learning to super-charge the fintech business
DataRobot is the world’s leading automated machine learning platform. It’s used by the world’s leading fintech companies to gain a competitive advantage in areas such as credit risk modeling, risk-based pricing, fraud detection, churn management, and prospecting. Created by the world’s leading data scientists, DataRobot enables business analysts, financial analysts, and other data professionals to leverage the power of machine learning and AI without the need to learn to write code. Come visit our booth to see how DataRobot can help your fintech business join the AI revolution.


13:40 – 13:55 Profinit – Presenter: Bohumir Zoubek, Services and Products Director

Bitcoin exchange without own developers? A guide to nearshore application development
We will demonstrate on an example of the bitcoin exchange how to use nearshore application development teams in a way that achieves most benefits of onsite teams minus potential disadvantages of remote work. We are looking forward to engaging with Fintech as well as other finance companies that struggle with local developers and would be keen to explore other possibilities of high-quality application development.


14:00 – 14:15 Salemove – Presenter: Gary Chan, Enterprise Accounts – Financial Services

An end-to-end system of engagement for contact centers
Until today, large enterprises traditionally bolted on numerous point solutions and channels into the contact center. This strategy, while the path of least resistance, almost always results in significant challenges in the form of increased integration scoping, complex vendor contract management, compromised customer experience, and burdening costs. SaleMove’s OmniCore solution unites all of these platforms (Phone, Chat, Video, CoBrowsing, AI, and more) into a single customer experience stack; this enables a single unbroken journey for the customer and a centralized system of engagement for contact centers. Core benefits include sales conversion, contact center efficiencies, and customer experience.


14:20 – 14:35 Vocord – Presenter: Alexey Kadeyshvili, Chief Technology Officer

Facial recognition for banking: facilitating marketing and security
Learn how facial recognition helps to prevent frauds, and works in mobile banking. As facial recognition becomes more and more popular, real needs in this technology in banking can be obscured by exaggerated expectations on the one hand, and the possibilities of technology on the other. We will discuss the way of personalizing services of the technology, and go through the real practices and milestones of facial recognition projects in our life.


14:40 – 14:55 Exscudo – Presenter: Andrew Zimine, CEO

Our perspective on the new economy
Blockchain gave us a new perspective of processes in financial field. How did the economy evolve during the last 150 years, what is the next round of its development and what is role of Exscudo in the new economy?


15:00 – 15:15 Dejamobile – Presenter: Houssem Assadi, CEO

Enabling and accelerating Mobile Payments deployment
ReadyToTap Payment is dejamobile’s white label mobile payment solution based on HCE and tokenisation technologies. Certified by Visa and Mastercard, our solution allows issuers to offer universal mobile contactless service unifying proximity and online payments. Our solution is dedicated to banks willing to accelerate their digital transformation and mitigate the disintermediation risk. Houssem Assadi, dejamobile’s CEO, will be happy to share feedback on the experience gained after several successful deployments of mobile payment services “powered by dejamobile” making our technology potentially accessible to more than 30 million card holders.


15:20 – 15:35 Rialto.ai – Presenter: Vito Martin Hrzenjak, Project Manager

Crypto Finance – fad or new financial dimension?