This year we aim to take deep dives into everything from Health to Fashion, Food to Fintech or Energy to Edtech.

Full Event Schedule


Power Flows: Democratising the Financial Sector

Banks are facing an incredible threat and opportunity with the next wave of disruptive technologies that are changing the financial sector. Banks have an incredible opportunity to adopt a whole new range of ways to serve and satisfy their customers. New innovations in big data & AI are enabling banks to do business better, faster, cheaper, creating better user experiences while also reducing costs. What is the impact that new financial models will have on the financial sector? What do financial flows look like in 10 yrs? What is the next wave of disruptive technologies? Who or what will be managing our money?


We are living an incredible fintech revolution and blockchain is one of the key technologies that is disrupting financial services. Is blockchain the definitive solution for digital currency? How are traditional banks reacting to the transparency that a digital currency can give to all stakeholders, consumers, competitor, and regulators? Is blockchain really more secure? How can the banks protect against foreseen threats? Will we see the end of traditional bricks-and-mortar lenders? What else can we adapt the blockchain technology to? commodities? Gold? Diamonds?

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Track Program

October 5, 2016
10:45am - 11:10am Reinventing an industry Jim McKelvey , Co-Founder & Director, Square, Launchcode The Arena Stage
11:10am - 11:40am It is not about the future, but about today: Starting up from the Inside Miguel Montes , General Manager, Banco Sabadell Nima Pourshasb , Head of Retail Bank, Banco Sabadell The Arena Stage
01:00pm - 01:20pm Expanding the Fintech Revolution Carlos Torres , CEO, BBVA The Arena Stage
01:20pm - 01:40pm A car in a field full of horses: How to disrupt the Financial Services Industry Anthony Thomson , Founder and chairman, Atom Bank The Arena Stage
01:40pm - 02:00pm How Robots are managing our money Eli Broverman , Co-Founder & President, Betterment The Arena Stage
03:30pm - 04:00pm Fintech Startup Competition Finalists Playground
04:00pm - 04:20pm Nailing Financial Services for SMEs - Building solutions as innovative as they are Salvador Garcia , CEO and Co-Founder, Ebury Playground
04:20pm - 04:50pm Revolutionising the banking system through APIs Moderated by James Cameron, Accel Katharina Lueth , Head of Europe, Raisin Camille Tyan , Co-Founder and CEO, PayPlug Raúl Lucas Alcáraz , Spain Country Manager - Open APIs , BBVA Nicola Anderson , VP Marketing, GoCardless Playground
04:50pm - 05:20pm Blockchain & The Evolution of Digital Assets Moderated by Irra Ariella Khi, VChain Technology Amos Meiri , Co-founder and CEO, Colu Daniele Levi , Stampery Oskar Miel , Founder and Managing Partner, Rakuten FinTech Fund Montse Guardia , Innovation Service Delivery Director, Banco Sabadell Juan Garrigosa , Head of Innnovation, Endesa Playground
05:20pm - 05:50pm Fintech Startup Competition Finalists Playground
05:50pm - 06:20pm The Power of the Crowd & P2P business models Moderated by Adam Shepard, Notion Capital Lupina Iturriaga , Founder, Fintonic Francisco Sierra , Managing Director, Funding Circle Carlos Silva , Seedrs Philippe Gelis , CEO and Co-Founder, Kantox Robert Nagelhoud , International Marketing Director, Housers Playground
06:20pm - 06:50pm New Disruptive Innovations in Finance Moderated by Imran Akram, Axa Strategic Ventures Marta Plana , General counsel, Digital Origin Unai Ansejo , Founder and CEO, Indexa Capital Ignacio Cea Forniés , Executive Manager for Strategy and Technological Innovation, Bankia Luis Santos Blázquez , Innovation Director, Orange Javier Montes Pita , Executive VP Retail Customers, ING DIRECT Spain Maximilian Tayenthal , Founder and CFO, Number 26 Playground
06:50pm - 07:00pm Fintech Startup Competition Winner Announcement Announced by Paula Blaquez Solano, Fintech Strategy Manager at Sabadell Playground
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Fintech Speakers

Jim McKelvey
Jim McKelvey Square, Launchcode

His most famous venture, Square, is changing payments. His latest venture, LaunchCode, is making it possible for anyone to learn programming and land a full-time job in under six months–for free. McKelvey will discuss founding successful companies in payments, education, scientific publishing, construction, printing, glassblowing and software. Each business is founded upon a simple idea and run by people committed to that idea. Jim has never sold any of his companies and as a result now oversees a diverse portfolio of businesses. Referencing personal experiences and local challenges, McKelvey offers a fresh, Silicon Valley, approach to problem solving.

Eli Broverman
Eli Broverman Betterment

Eli Broverman is co-founder and president of Betterment. Eli co-founded Betterment with a vision that smarter technology will help people better plan for their financial needs and reach their goals. Through his work at Betterment, Eli aims to make personal finance one of the first fields to reach the age of automation. Eli oversees the company’s business operations, strategic initiatives, and legal matters. Eli is a frequent guest on CNBC, FOX, and Bloomberg TV, and regular speaker at leading industry events. Prior to forming Betterment, Eli practiced law at the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, where he advised Fortune 500 companies and their senior management on securities, tax, and compensation matters. Mr. Broverman is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law.

Anthony Thomson
Anthony Thomson Atom Bank

Anthony Thomson is the founder and chairman of Atom, the first real alternative to the High Street banks. It is the first retail and business full service bank delivered via an app. He is co-founder of Moneyspinners, an annual charity cycle ride for financial services executives. He has been included in Marketing Magazine’s ‘Power and influence top 100’ and named by the Evening Standard as ‘one of the 1000 most influential Londoners’ and one of the 60 most influential in the City.  From 2011 to 2014 he served as visiting professor to London Metropolitan University Business School.

Marta Plana
Marta Plana Digital Origin

Marta Plana is general counsel of Digital Origin, a fintech start-up founded in London, with offices in New York, Barcelona, and Madrid. Law Degree in the University of Barcelona and Juris Doctor with Honours at Nova Southeastern University of Florida. She also complemented her studies at Stanford University and at the London School of Economics with programs on Technology, Startups, Venture Capital and Internet companies. Very much focused on helping startup companies translate good ideas into successful businesses, she has mentored many technological companies in Silicon Valley. Her professional career started as a lawyer in Baker & McKenzie (2002), MICROSOFT Corp. (2006) where she joined its Legal Corporate Affairs (LCA) department and worked until Bill Gates retirement in 2007, and Osborne Clarke (2007) where she was Head of the Technology department. In 2011, she was appointed Commissioner for the Spanish Telecommunications Market Commission.

Salvador Garcia
Salvador Garcia Ebury

Salvador is CEO and Co-Founder of Ebury, he has led the creation and growth of Ebury from the company's inception to the success it is today. His passion and expertise has steered the business to become one of only financial providers able to offer the SME the right tools to trade smarter with the world. Salvador began his career as a proprietary trader. He has worked with world-leading investment banks and hedge funds across Europe including ABN Amro, Rabobank and Vega Capital, where he held senior positions on the FX and interest rate derivatives proprietary trading desks.

Carlos Torres
Carlos Torres BBVA

Carlos Torres, current CEO of BBVA, the second largest bank in Spain, holds degrees in Electric Engineering and Management from MIT, an MBA from Sloan School of Management and a Law degree from UNED. He began his professional career in McKinsey and Company, later on he was recruited by Endesa and in 2008 he joined BBVA as the Director of Corporate Strategy and Development. He led several major operations and created BBVA Ventures, which invests in financial startups. In 2014 Carlos was appointed Digital Banking Director, a position he held until 2015 when he took on his current role.

Lupina Iturriaga
Lupina Iturriaga Fintonic

Lupina Iturriaga is the founder of Fintonic, a mobile centric consumer banking platform that provides unparalleled financial experience and highly targeted financial product. Lupina graduated in Business Administration at CUNEF, where she won a scholarship for academic merit having proved her value in the business and financial sector. Fintonic leverages big data financial information using proprietary credit scoring and machine learning algorithms, to provide customers with an unparalleled financial experience and highly targeted loans, insurance and investment products. Fintonic’s algorithm analyses the suitability of a user for a loan and presents it with pre-approved loans that can be contracted with just one click.

Irra Ariella Khi
Irra Ariella Khi VChain

Irra Ariella Khi is the CEO of VChain, Tech - blockchain based company which is patent-pending SaaS for crypto-authorisation and verification. She is a speaker and Mentor for Oxford Entrepreneurs, StartUpBootcamp and the Said Business School on innovation and building companies. Irra was described by TechCrunch as 'model and entrepreneur', featured in WIRED Magazine as founding member of the ICE List, and played Bond Girl for the Founders Forum along fellow founders Jason Gissing and Jimmy Wales. She is passionate about cyber and international security.

Amos Meiri
Amos Meiri Colu

Amos Meiri is the co-founder and CEO of Colu, a venture capital funded startup that uses blockchain technology to help people reclaim economic power through the creation of local currencies. With his background in the finance and FinTech industries, and havingworked for the world's leading social investment network, he channeled his passion for disruptive technologies into establishing the world’s first bitcoin 2.0 movement, ColoredCoins, in 2012. Since then, Amos has been a pioneer and champion of the digital currency ecosystem, encouraging the adoption of open source code projects for everyone who wants to explore the possibilities of Blockchain technology.

Ignacio Cea Forniés
Ignacio Cea Forniés Bankia

Ignacio Cea is an industrial engineer specialized in electricity. Currently he is the Executive Manager for Strategy and Technological Innovation in Bankia. Prior to joining Bankia, Ignacio was CIO for Spain at Barclays Bank and previously he was Transformation Director for Western Europe. He has also worked as an Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Services and as Banesto Director of Architecture and Channel Development Director of the American Division at Santander Group.

Tono Brusola
Tono Brusola Housers

Tono Brusola is a Co- Founder of Housers, the first real estate crowdfunding platform that allows everybody invest in attractive real estate projects. Tono is a consultant, executive and entrepreneur with 14 years of international experience. He was formerly the interim head of marketing and online sales at Tuenti and he has also worked at Delta Partners. He founded UppTalk, a cloudphone service, in 2011. Tono has degrees in business administration from Universidad of Valencia, Industrial Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and an MBA in finance from HEC.

Philippe Gelis
Philippe Gelis Kantox

Philippe Gelis is CEO and Co-Founder of Kantox, a multinational Fintech company offering FX management solutions. Their expertise and products allow our customers to manage their currency exposure, build hedging strategies, automate FX transactions and process international payments in a smart way. Kantox generate significant savings, efficiency and productivity with full transparency.

Nicolas Cary *
Nicolas Cary * Blockchain

Nicolas Cary is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong technologist. He holds degrees in Business with an emphasis in Leadership Studies and International Political Economy. He was a founding Partner at PipelineDeals where he focused on product development and management. In 2013 he Co-Founded Blockchain. More recently he Co-Founded, the leading youth business accelerator. His company Blockchain is the world's leading Bitcoin software company. Blockchain has over 7.25 million users, they run the most widely trusted block explorer, and manage the most widely used developer platform in the Bitcoin eco-system. In 2014, Blockchain raised the largest first outside capital round in industry history announcing over $30.5 million closed from leading venture capital firms.

Valentin Stalf
Valentin Stalf NUMBER26

Born in Vienna, Valentin is the Founder and CEO of NUMBER26 studied Accounting & Finance (M.A. HSG) at the University of St. Gallen, Sophia University in Tokyo and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. During his studies he worked in a number of fields including Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking/Mergers & Acquisition. After graduating he joined the Internet Incubator Rocket Internet as Entrepreneur in Residence and was involved in building different companies including Payleven and Paymill.

Francisco Sierra
Francisco Sierra Funding Circle

Francisco Sierra is the Managing Director of Funding Circle España since April 2015. He leads a Spanish team and manages the operations in Spain. Prior to joining Funding Circle España, he worked at Active Venture Partners investing in technology startups all over Europe, and also worked in the investment banking division of J.P.Morgan in Madrid and London. He holds an MBA from IESE Business School and an Industrial Engineer degree from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICAI.

Unai Ansejo
Unai Ansejo Indexa Capital

Unai Ansejo is Founder and CEO of Indexa Capital. He is an experienced institutional investor with more than ten years of experience in pension funds management (Itzarri EPSV) and private banking (Consultor Management). Previously, he has been working at Accenture. Unai also has a sound academic financial background: he is MSc. in Physics, PhD. in Economics (Basque Country University), CFA Charter Holder and Professor at a Spanish Inter-university Master in Quantitative Finance and Banking.

Camille Tyan
Camille Tyan PayPlug

Camille Tyan is PayPlug's Co-Founder and CEO, and runs product development, growth and strategy. With ten years of experience in the financial, technology and media sectors, he began his career in consulting at McKinsey & Company, and then worked within Google's global sales strategy group. He holds an electrical engineering degree from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Daniele Levi
Daniele Levi Stampery

He's a serial entrepreneur deeply passionate about all things technology and co-founder and CEO of Stampery. Stampery was founded in 2014 with the mission to replace trust in third parties, which is often a cost and a security liability, with mathematical proof. Stampery achieves this goal leveraging the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains to generate an immutable record of existence, integrity and ownership for any given dataset. All these records generated by Stampery and embedded in blockchains are impossible to modify, damage or destroy and they are independently verifiable by any third party, transparently and forever. Stampery has raised capital from Silicon Valley heavyweights like Tim Draper and his Draper&Associates VC fund, Blockchain Capital, BoostVC and Di-Ann Eisnor. Daniele's main expertise areas are: cryptocurrencies, blockchains and distributed ledgers, P2P and decentralised systems, cryptography, data security and privacy, business development and strategy, enterprise structure.

Imran Akram
Imran Akram AXA Strategic Ventures

Imran Akram is a Partner at AXA Strategic Ventures. He invests up to €15M across Europe, North America and the Middle East in sectors relevant to insurance and asset management. Imran has many current and past investments including Auto1 Group, GoodData and Innogames GmbH, with which he also had board involvement. He holds a MEng with Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford, and he received the prestigious Engineering Leadership Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering, which is awarded to the 15 most promising leaders of engineering.

Per Roman
Per Roman GP Bullhound

Per Roman is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GP Bullhound LLP since 1999, and today is one of Europe´s best-known technology investment bankers and experts in international M&A and capital transactions for high-growth businesses. Per has worked with successful companies such as Apertio, Avito, CLX, Cramer Systems, DeliveryHero,, Klarna, Libratone, Nanoradio, Navteq, Neonode, Tobii, TradeDoubler, Shazam and SteelSeries among many others. He has also led proprietary investments in many companies including Nordic companies such as Spotify, Avito, Klarna and Mathem. Per started his banking career at Lehman Brothers in London, focused on technology & Internet. Prior to that, he gained experience at Autodesk, Inc., both in San Rafael and Geneva. During youth, Per found his passion for the industry through programming Apple IIe and Commodore Amiga computers. Mr. Roman graduated from Stockholm School of Economics and holds an MSc in Finance.

Devie Mohan
Devie Mohan Turya Colective

Devie is a fintech industry advisor and analyst based in London. She is also the founder of a technology research and collective mentoring firm that supports startups with advice and data. She writes extensively on innovation, disurption and digitalisation and is a columnist with several publications. She is actively involved in the fintech community and has been listed in the top 10 of City AM newspaper’s FinTech Powerlist and in Innotribe’s FinTech Power Women list.

Oskar Miel
Oskar Miel Rakuten FinTech Fund

Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel manages the Rakuten Fintech Fund, focusing on financial technology start-ups in North America, Europe and Asia. Oskar’s extensive experience in the financial industry includes investment banking at JP Morgan, private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe. Rakuten Fintech Fund’s investments include the full gamut of fast growing fintech leaders, such as WePay, Currency Cloud, Insikt, BlueVine, Acorns and Azimo. Oskar has also led strategic investments in the sharing economy, including Cabify, a car riding app operating in Spain and Latin America. Oskar earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and his BA at ICADE in Spain.

Guillaume Princen
Guillaume Princen Stripe

Guillaume Princen is the Head of France & Southern Europe for Stripe. Stripe is a company that helps businesses of all sizes accept card payments and other payment methods through web and mobile apps. Guillaume is now building the tech ecosystem in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to make Stripe even more effective. Before working with Stripe, Guillaume worked at McKinsey & Co in two different stages which made up over 6 years in the area of management consulting. He also set up his own company MyC, an innovative mobile advertising startup, which he pitched to top tier silicon valley VC’s as part of the Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest. He has an MBA in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

Montse Guardia
Montse Guardia Banco Sabadell

With 20 years of experience managing the delivery of innovative programs & operations, working in Global Corporations, Montse has dedicated the last 5 years to build bridges between Start-ups and Corporations Worlds, working closer to teams approaching the use of “cutting-edge” technologies and entrepreneur competencies as means to delivery new service models. She has delivered organizational transformation programs. Before his current role at Banc Sabadell, as Software Engineering Services Director at Technip, she led a worldwide team to manage globally the IT Projects Portfolio, providing key business strategic software applications according to needs. Prior, she was Chief Operations Officer of Atos Origin for South America, and she has been responsible of the IT Services management of Major Events (4 Olympic Games, Pan-American Games, and several World Cups and UN Summit). She has a working and living experience in 7 countries of 4 continents. She is a regular contributor on mentoring programs.

Raúl Lucas Alcáraz
Raúl Lucas Alcáraz BBVA

Raúl Lucas is the Spain Country Manager of Open APIs @BBVA_esp New Digital Businesses. He is also the co-founder of Gifagif which is no longer operating. Nevertheless, he is always looking for new fields to play. Raúl is a certified fanatic of Agile development methodologies. Finally, he is a Crossfit practitioner and board games lover..., and no he is trying to understand how to play a dad.

Fintech Selected Startups

Prior Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2015 | 2-5 employees

Prior is an online ordering platform enabling businesses to increase their profit by improving customer loyalty and reducing operational cost. Businesses lose millions of customers per year due to queues or poor customer retention and Prior solves that problem by reducing checkout time and automated loyalty programs. read more

Startupxplore Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2014 | 5-10 employees

Named one of the most promising spanish startups of 2016, Startupxplore is the largest startups and investors community in Spain, and one of the fastest growing in Europe, with more than 10.000 companies. Startupxplore is trying to bring in more transparency and efficiency to the startup ecosystem, helping startups to discover which investor or accelerator suits them most, and also helping investors to explore investment opportunities tailored to their investment criteria. Our main focus is our syndicate investment platform, that helps time-savvy, unexperienced and foreign investors to invest in spanish startups while diversifying their portfolio by co-investing along a group of top-level spanish lead investors with a proven track record on startup investment. In the last 10 months our +3.000 investors have invested trough the platform 2.1M€ in 10 startups companies with some of the most notable Spanish investors. (Our last operation of almost 400K€ was closed in 5 hours) read more

allpago Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2010 | 20-30 employees

allpago is the leading payment provider for the LATAM region. allpago provides the relevant local payment methods through one API and one single platform. allpago offers the best conversion rates ensuring state-of-the-art technology and legal advice necessary for a successful e-Commerce operation in LATAM. allpago enables start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to offer the necessary local payment methods in the LATAM market, which account for around 80% of their revenues. Current clients include, Getty Images, Intel Security McAfee, Paylogic, Sumup, Teamviewer and many other leading payment and digital companies. read more

Paynopain Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2011 | 20-30 employees

Our product easyGOband is weareable fintech. Each visitor of the music festival event gets an NFC wristband. The wristband is either shipped to the attendee’s homes or collected at the ticket validation point. Attendees can then use an APP to link the wristband to their credit card, see their current balance, statement, etc. At the festival the wristbands are used for access control, payments at the different bars and social media interaction using multimedia info points. easyGOband reduces queues at events since top-ups are self provided over the APP and the payment process is very quick. Robbery and losses are reduced to 0. On the other side, data mining is very valuable for the event promoter and the platform provides detailed real time reports, consumption profiling, stock control, social media integration… etc. The most important aspect for event promoters is that income is increased by almost 40 % since additionally to traditional payments at the event. read more

Indexa Capital Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2015 | 2-5 employees

Indexa Capital ( is the first and only automated investment manager operating in Spain ("robot-manager"). It is authorized and supervised by the CNMV (Spanish Supervisor). Indexa offers greater potential returns due to lower commissions and lower costs than those offered by banks and mutual funds. Indexa is a Fintech project founded by renowned experts in markets, investment and Internet businesses (Unai Ansejo, François Derbaix and Ramón Blanco) and has first class advisors and investors (Cabiedes, Viriditas, Fides Capital, Manuel Conthe, Pedro Luis Uriarte and Luis Viceira). Indexa Capital reduces total costs from 3,4% (Funds average in Spain) to 0,7% yearly cost all in, which means a 80% cost reduction. On the top of this automatic rebalancing on average adds 0,4% extra returns yearly. Our estimate is the we will deliver to our clients an extra 3,1% annual extra return. read more

TikkR Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2016 | 2-5 employees

Upper has identified four current market gaps: 1. Channel: Insurers still offer product largely via traditional channels and have thus failed to capitalize on the always connected, tech-savvy, multi-tasking under 45’s that enjoy having access to instant, customized, short-duration, cost-effective, innovative products. 2. Product: Insurers still offer packaged, long-duration solutions that generally do not meet the needs of the consumer. Mobile computing leads to customized solutions e.g. Jawbone allows consumers to build their own speakers, Trek allows customers to build their own bikes, Starbucks for coffee, etc. 3. On-demand: Insurance has been unable to capitalize on the on-demand theme that technology delivers. Consumers use mobile technology watch TV on-demand etc.. 4. Customer experience: Current customer servicing in insurance is largely phone based with a complex backbone surrounding documentation etc. Mobile is about two things only – the User and the Experience. Co read more

Zank Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2013 | 5-10 employees

Zank is a marketplace of consumer lending, allowing people to borrow and lend money directly from savers.The lean cost structure of Zank allows to share the spread with lenders while being profitable. In Zank, lenders have higher net yield and borrowers have easier access to credit at competitive interest rates: • 8,5% average net yield for lenders • Easier access to credit for borrowers (Process 100% online and automatic, faster approval time, excellent customer experience and total transparency, competitive interest rates) • Paperless point-of-sale financing for retail business’ clients read more

Billin Business & Productivity Services Founded in 2014 | 5-10 employees

Billin is the specific tool to exchange and manage invoices in the cloud. We eliminate the administrative pains related to invoicing (misplacements, error fixing, disorganization, client chasing, delays, delinquency, non-payments, claims) that arise from the use of non-specific channels and tools to send and receive invoices (email, paper...). Email was not designed to send and receive invoices, but Billin is! We provide an innovative solution based on a shared space in the cloud where clients and suppliers can handle their invoices. Billin covers the complete invoicing cycle in one tool - creation, sending, reception, storage, centralization, tracking and payment. Our ultimate goal is to improve the collection process thanks to our tracking system and to integrated digital payment solutions (direct debit, cards, online banking, PayPal) to reduce collection efforts and improve working capital. Billin is free, secure, easy to use and built specifically for SMEs and freelancers. read more

PayThunder S.L. Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2014 | 10-20 employees

Theres a double customer problem around the payment based on: The HW (NFC/Bluetooh or any other...) and the SW (IOS/Android/Others) to create a standard scheme of communication between devices. Both problems connected to the diversity of wallets already existing in the market generates no added value for the customer. As an example nowadays theres a really low penetration of users who can effectively pay with its mobile. PayThunder create a new scheme of data communication which enable the 100% of the mobile devices to pay without the HW/SW they include by using a in-house patented scheme of data communication(ultrasound) read more

Finboot Technologies Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 0 | 0 employees

Finboot exploits the disruptive resources of the Blockchain technology to reinvent the way financial operations are performed today. We develop a smart contracts platform for the trading of assets in financial markets; hugely reduced operation times, completely eliminated need for trusting the other party, and full integration of smart contracts into everyday financial routines. The entire lifecycle of a financial service, such as a contract, normally requires the presence of a trusted and specialized third party to perform standardized and repeatable tasks. The need for such high-end professional profiles for such low-end activities results in a high-priced market. Using Blockchain technology, the issuing, resolution and trading of a financial asset can be executed automatically with a smart contract, reducing drastically operational costs and associated risks. More specifically, Finboot's platform expedites the clearing and settlement of the assets traded financial markets. read more

Kuspit Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2010 | 10-20 employees

Kuspit is the democratizer of investments in Mexico. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to invest as big investors do worldwide. Age, location, wealth and financial knowledge should not be an obstacle for investing. We bring investment in securities to the population at large, through the easiest to invest platform in the marketplace, paired with education, to ensure it forms the basis of investing. Our clients can invest in shares, mutual funds, ETFs, and government instruments. Kuspit investors can start with US$5, we guide them through the investment process from start to finish, we offer them a learning platform to understand all the products available in the marketplace, and we protect them by ensuring they can only invest in products where they have completed the learning process. Individuals who invest are better informed about the economy, make better decisions, increase their wealth, improve their quality of life and become more socially involved. read more

CROWDIUM Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2016 | 5-10 employees

The Latin American Real Estate Market has always been reserved for high potential investors. Developers need more financial sources, Brokers need more clients, Clients need lower ticket products (lack of credit), and big investors need property mgmt services. Crowdium has entered the real estate market adding worth to the whole value chain as the first real estate transactional Crowdfunding platform in Latin America, allowing small and medium Investors who don’t dispose of enough capital to acquire an entire unit to invest in Real Estate Crowdium solves these issues, working with a Securities Exchange Commission (Argentina) controlled Trustee to ensure safety and transparency of the investments, through a 5 layer self-developed tech platform (Front-End, Back Office, Client, Trustee, Sales Channels) Crowdium works with traditional Real Estate brokers and online channels in a Brick & Click Strategy, giving the possibility for small and medium investors to enter the Real Estate Market read more

Aplazame, S.L. Fintech, Banking & Legal Founded in 2014 | 5-10 employees

Problem -> Lack of financing options when buying oline Product -> Instant credit for online shopping awarded at the ecommerce checkout, without abandoning the buying process and in only 3 steps. We offer instant credit for online purchasing integrated at the ecommerce checkout. We have developed a simple, secure and flexible over time payment method for ecommerces to use financing as a marketing tool to boost sales. By doing so, we simplify buying to reach more customers, maximize conversion rates and increase average order value. read more

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