London, Monday 13 June 2022 – The 20 FinTechs presenting at FinTech Alliance Investment Series 2022 Pitch Day have been announced.
The FinTechs will have the chance to pitch in front of 70+ Venture Capital and Angel Investors on Friday 17 June 2022, at the Guildhall in London.
This will be followed by a networking drinks for the FinTech Alliance community (sign up for the drinks only here).
The successful companies were part of an initial cohort of over 130+ FinTechs who took part in the series. Having been put through their paces in masterclasses on building, presenting, and negotiating their pitch, the FinTechs were judged by a panel including Mountside Ventures, BlackRock, Thistle Initiatives, Seedrs, Insight Partners, and business coach Yannis Iliopoulos.
The main sponsor for the Pitch Day is Thistle Initiatives — the award-winning compliance consultancy which provides expert compliance resources to the financial services sector. The Thistle Initiatives team will present on the day and discuss the wider challenges FinTechs face on their fundraising and growth journeys.
Meanwhile, the refreshments throughout the day will be sponsored by Seedrs with FinTechs encouraged to take a few moments to connect with the crowdfunding platform. Also speaking at the event will be Alderman and Sheriff of the City of London Nicholas Lyons, FinTech Alliance CEO Phil Vidler, and Insight Ventures’ Andrew Starker.
The FinTechs selected to pitch include:
AAZZUR – Open API platform bundling and integrating banks, insurers and FinTechs.
CannyCo – Embedded global payments marketplace.
CARL – Hedge fund investing for a new digital generation.
Cinnte Risk Solutions – Data orchestration risk monitoring platform.
Clear Factor – The fair finance revolution for small businesses.
CurveBlock – Shared economy within the real estate investment sector.
DirectID – Providing global credit risk insights that leverage real-time bank data.
Ezpays – Enabling payment collection directly from your customers’ bank accounts.
Fintuity – Bespoke financial advice in one platform.
Hoddle – Manage all of your accounts in one place.
Inicio.AI – AI assisted income and expenditure budgeting tool.
Ondato – A new approach to end-to-end KYC management.
Payful – Empowering B2B businesses to become credit risk experts.
ScribePay – A payment app for subscriptions.
Smartbill – Enabling retail banks to save their customers’ money.
SpinAnalytics – The new paradigm for credit risk modelling.
StarLiX – A tokenised compliance payment platform.
Stratiphy – Make sustainable investments with a personalised strategy.
Valerian Funds – Empowering founders.
Voilo – The payment revolution for local businesses and charities.
Phil Vidler, CEO of FinTech Alliance, commented: “I’m delighted to announce the FinTechs that have been nominated to present on our Pitch Day. The judges have had their work cut out to sift through all the submitted pitch decks and choose which will present in front of our committed group of Angels, VCs, CVCs and PE investors. It’s been great to see the Founders working hard putting what they’ve learned at our masterclasses into practice, and clearly all this has paid off for our final 20.
“I hope they will benefit from the experience of so many investors and gain valuable feedback, connections and ultimately investment. I would like to thank all the companies that have supported us so far – Mountside Ventures, Anthemis, Albion VC, Athena Ventures, PwC, QED, White & Case, Level39 and Rise created by Barclays to name a few – as well as the FinTech Alliance team for putting together a successful series. This is not the end – we hope to continue supporting FinTechs through their fundraising journey and beyond.”
Event sponsor Thistle Initiatives commented: “Thistle Initiatives is delighted to be attending this year’s FinTech Alliance pitch day event as a sponsor and we are excited to see what this year’s aspiring FinTechs have to offer. FinTech Alliance excels at knowledge sharing and investing in FinTech start-ups, encouraging the sector to grow as well as delivering value to businesses and consumers. At Thistle, we are similarly committed to helping FinTechs flourish and can help them navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape. Our specialist teams have the ability and flexibility to help ambitious FinTechs with their regulatory business needs at any stage of their development.”
About FinTech Alliance
FinTech Alliance, in partnership with the UK Government, is a multifaceted digital engagement platform that brings the global FinTech ecosystem together to explore, engage and do business. It's the first ever community-driven platform for the whole FinTech industry, where all the profits made will be reinvested back into the FinTech sector, providing a fully inclusive environment to support FinTech growth and empower UK business with comprehensive information, services, and intelligence.
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