Fintech Finals 2016 Heads To Hong Kong / The Semi-Final Winnersby Fintechnews Singapore December 22, 2015
On January 25 and 26, the 2016 Fintech Finals conference and pitch competition will be held in Hong Kong featuring 40 Fintech Finals finalists who will exhibit. 24 chosen startups will have the opportunity to demo and pitch their product to an audience filled with the brightest collection of bankers, technologists, entrepreneurs and VCs.
The 2016 Fintech Finals, organized by NXT BNK and Fintech HK, is part of the StartmeupHK Festival 2016 and promises to be Asia’s biggest fintech conference and pitch competition in 2016.
Sponsors include Visa, BBVA Innovation Center, Startupbootcamp Fintech, Fintech Innovation Lab, as well as government partners StartueupHK and InvestHK, the two-day event will cover a range of formats exploring the latest trends in fintech and banking, as well as the regional opportunities with a particular focus on the Hong Kong and China markets.
Six “side summits” will dive deeper into specific topics including blockchain technology, peer-to-peer, payments and financial inclusion.
Main stage speakers will include Chris Skinner; Matthias Kroner, CEO of Fidor Bank; Gustavo Vinacua, Director of BBVA Innovation Center; Matt Dill, SVP, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships of Visa; and David Lynch, Managing Director of DBS Bank.
Last week, 2016 Fintech Finals wrapped up its regional semi-finals in Sydney, Singapore, Seoul, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur and Bangalore.
Startups selected to join the grand finale include:
InvoiceInterchange is a peer-to-peer invoice trading marketplace that provides working capital solutions to fund business growth.
The company has helped fund more than S$493,000 worth of invoices to date.
— Next Bank (@nextbank) December 9, 2015
Formerly Bw8 Trading, ShereIt is a global social trading network that allows non-professional investors to identify expert traders, follow them and copy their trades and actions. ShereIt is an alumni of Startupbootcamp Fintech 2015 Singapore, a accelerator program backed by Singapore’s central bank.
vLendRight provides a platform that allows banks to deliver end-to-end auto purchases to their customers in collaboration with partner dealers.
This personal car purchase concierge service aims to reinvent the consumer purchase journey by providing on demand advisory services to customers using a technology that learns about the individual customer persona.
— suvarchala narayanan (@suvarchala) December 16, 2015
MacroVue is an Australian online platform dedicated to providing access to professional theme-based investing. MacroVue researches stocks around the world to build professional portfolios, what the company calls Vues. Users can customize a Vue by adding or removing stocks and track performance breakdowns.
CurrenSeek (Kuala Lumpur)
CurrenSeek is a Malaysian startup that provides an app that allows users to locate nearby currency exchangers, helping travellers to compare and locate the moneychangers with the best rates.
As a community-based app, users of CurrenSeek can contribute by sharing the latest rates with fellow travelers by posting a picture of the rate board or keying in the details, and reviewing the outlet.
— Candy Chan Hui Ping (@chanhuiping) December 19, 2015
Finotek provides an online mortgage platform with e-mortgage, Real Name Verification, e-signature, e-real estate registration on non-face to face basis.
The company’s most important innovation consists in a fully mobile-processed global mortgage loan solution.
Finotek was named the Best Mobile Mortgage Solution in the Citi Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific 2015 competition.
Edit December, 23, 2016, 12:15pm SGT:
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the winning startup for the Bangalore semi-final was VLend. It is actually vLend Right.
Update: The winning startup for the Seoul semi-final is Finotek.