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Financial Services

Transforming Money Management and Spending in Investments, Insurance, and Banking.

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It’s about …

Disrupting the way people do business in the world of banking, insurance, and money management is the focus of the Pioneers Ecosystem “Financial Services.” Move over traditional banking. Finances are being taken to a whole new level through digital technology. With a user-centric focus, FinTech is offering smarter, faster, easier solutions to using and managing funds. In this sector startups are completely reshaping the industry as we know it.


These Industries will be disrupted in Financial Services

Account management

Currency

Insurance

Investing & Wealth Management

Lending

Payment Solutions

Transfer

Pioneers Ecosystem expert

Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison, cofounder and CEO of Stripe, founded the company together with his brother John when they realized that there was no developer-friendly way to accept payments online. Patrick previously cofounded Auctomatic, which was acquired in 2007, and studied mathematics at MIT. He was a speaker for Pioneers Festival 2013 and is also one of our experts for the Financial Services ecosystem.

Watch his keynote at PF13

Pioneers of Financial Services

Highlighted Speakers from Pioneers Festivals

Kristo Käärmann

Founder & CEO

Kristo Käärmann

Founder & CEO

Financial services entrepreneur, ex-consultant with a computer science and maths background.

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Roger Ver

BITCOIN INVESTOR

Roger Ver

BITCOIN INVESTOR

Investor in Bitcoin startups including Bitcoin.com, Blockchain, LUXSTACK, BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io, and more.

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Peter Smith

BLOCKCHAIN

Peter Smith

BLOCKCHAIN

Co-Founder & CEO of the company that builds the most widely used software in the Bitcoin Ecosystem.

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Fintech.Pioneers

1 6 – 1 7 • F E B R U A R Y • 2 0 1 7 F O R U M T R E P T O W • B E R L I N

Financial institutions and service providers meeting the 50 most promising early-stage startups in artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data technologies.

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Recommended for corporates, investors, and startups equally. Fintech startups with up to 3M funding can apply and attend free of charge .

Pioneers500

Meet the 500 most promising early-stage fintech startups from 2016.

Loot

Loot is a new banking service in the UK which will help students and millennials spend, budget and save more effectively. Through the combination of our iOS application and a debit card we will track your spends, showing you where your money is going, how to cut down and what others like you spend on average. We will even give you discounts based on your spending!

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DevCharge

DevCharge is combined solution allowing to monitor, control and monetize hardware devices.

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NEON Trading

Europe’s first mobile-only stock broker, addressing the needs of a young investment generation: reduced complexity, education features and gamification.

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Ledger

Ledger provides Trusted Hardware solution for Blockchain private key management. Ledger's APIs (BOLOS) lets you leverage secure hardware such a Android's phone TEE, HSM or personal security devices like the Ledger Blue

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KASKO

KASKO is a white-label distribution platform to integrate simple insurance products via an API at the point-of-demand within affiliate websites and apps

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Supersmart

The retail world is craving for innovation – retailers seek efficient, cost-saving checkout systems while shoppers seek fast & easy shopping experiences. Supersmart enables consumers to instantly checkout their fully loaded cart while skipping the tedious queue area, resulting in fast and convenient purchasing cycle.

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Cookies

Cookies is a Berlin-based FinTech startup, set to develop Europe’s fastest and most secure P2P payment app. We make money transfers become fast and natural, while simultaneously killing off ATMs, IBANs and BICs. Cookies isn't a normal payment app. It is the most fun and convenient way to send money - to anyone from anywhere. Introducing Paymojis, Super Payments and Group Payments, Cookies turns payments into communication.

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SDK.finance

SDK.finance provides a back-end as a service platform for financial institutions, banks and FinTech startups, enabling them to decrease the capital expense and to ensure time saving, without compromising the distinctive quality that we deliver. Pre-fab modules of SDK can be configured, customised and easily integrated with 3rd parties for a particular FinTech product. For a better understanding, let’s remember IKEA. You buy furniture unassembled and simple put it together at home. This is similar to what SDK.finance does. Since every module is pre-built and pre-tested, the only variables remaining are design and customisation. This makes the process much more predictable and manageable versus building from scratch. A wide variety of сore payment FinTech products can be built with SDK.finance, including payment services, mobile bank, payment systems, e-wallets, payment processing, P2P money transfers, gift & prepaid cards and currency exchange.

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Pleo

Pleo offers smart payment cards for employees enabling them to buy the things they need for work, all while keeping the companies in control of spending. With the help of breakthrough technology, Pleo reduces the administrative complexity, eliminates expense reports and simplifies bookkeeping.

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CrediWire

CrediWire is a SaaS platform that integrates with all cloud based bookkeeping systems and other financial cloud data. We connect to and crunch the account data of millions of SMEs and deliver real-time credit rating and analytics to banks and other finance providers. With real-time financial data of SMEs the banks and other loan providers are able to fully digitalise and automate all forms of credit approval to SMEs.

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Curve

Built on the MasterCard network, Curve unites everyday payment cards into a single card and app. Curve has set out to create a single user-focused touchpoint between a user and their money. Unlike other companies in the FinTech space, Curve's innovation lies in layering on top of the existing banking and payments systems, providing tools that consolidate and simplify the architecture, rather than replacing it. This means Curve doesn’t require any shifts in behaviour or radically different infrastructure that would limit adoption and usage. With one payment card and one app, built on MasterCard’s network, Curve solves the problems that have hindered the adoption of mobile payments. Uniting payments in one place unlocks value for the user; for example, circumventing unnecessary bank charges such as FX/ATM charges. The Curve app allows the user to monitor all expenditure in real-time. Curve protects financial information with industry-leading security and fraud prevention systems.

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Bitwala

Traditional banking is no longer making the cut for global payments. International wire transfer options offered today are slow, expensive and complicated for everyday customers. As a solution, Bitwala offers the fastest option for international money transfers at a fraction of the cost. Blockchain technology-based Bitwala reinvents the conventional banking system, all without the need of having a bank account.

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Financial Services Videos

Patrick Collison

Stripe – The Future of Payments

Pioneers Festival 2013

Roger Ver

How Bitcoin will change the world

Pioneers Festival 2015

Kristo Käärmann

Disrupting the Banking Industry

Pioneers Festival 2013

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