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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 20, 2018

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Innovate Finance reveals Pitch360 finalists

Innovate Finance reveals Pitch360 finalists
Suzie Neuwirth

FINTECH trade body Innovate Finance has unveiled the finalists for its 2018 Pitch360 fintech competition, which will take place at its global summit next month.

Pitch360 finalists will present their start-up proposition for six minutes to a global audience and panel of judges at the event on 20 March in London’s Guildhall. Confirmed judges include Wells Fargo’s head of innovation Bipin Sahni and Andrei Brasoveanu, principal at tech venture capital investor Accel Partners.

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Winners will receive prizes including a year’s membership to Innovate Finance, a £10,000 cash prize, expert policy and legal advice from Innovate Finance partners, PR advice and two tickets to Innovate Finance Global Summit 2019.

Applications for the competition opened in October 2017 and finalists were selected by a committee of fintech leaders.

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“The competition is a fantastic platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative products and solutions to leading industry figures, fintech investors and a global audience,” said Charlotte Crosswell, chief executive of Innovate Finance.

“This year’s finalists highlight the talent and diversity in our sector and as fintech goes from strength to strength, we look forward to seeing more of these innovations challenge the status quo in financial services in 2018 and in the years to come.”

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The 2018 Pitch360 finalists are:

Artificial intelligence: Axyon AI, Coriolis Technologies, Eye Capital

Banking/enterprise solutions: Akoni, Hedgewiz Pure Risk Management Solutions, Salt Edge

Distributed ledger technology: Hiveonline, Spiral

Financial inclusion: CommuScore, CreditSpring, Trezeo

Payments and FX: Duality Banx, Divido Financial Services, Envision&Company

Peer-to-peer, alternative funding and SME lending: Alterest, Credit Data Research, StrideUp

Personal finance management and robo advice: Cashoff, Bedaan

Regtech: Calcabis, Exate Technology