24 Startup Finalists From Across the Globe to Compete at the Fintech Finals 2017, Hong Kong

Entrepreneurs / 20th December 2016

The following 24 startups will be competing for their chance at the coveted Best in Show prize of US$10,000 at the Fintech Finals 2017 (FF17) pitch competition at PMQ in Hong Kong on January 19, 2017. Each startup will have just five minutes to pitch their business in front of industry judges and a live audience. Trophies will also be given out for the following categories: Best Early Stage Startup, Best Growth Stage Startup and Best Mature Stage Startup. Ten of the finalists below (indicated by asterisks) were winners of Regional Semi-Finalist competitions that took place in 10 different cities in Asia and Sao Paulo. Each winner won US$2,000 for travel expenses and the opportunity to compete at FF17 in January.

In addition, the final winning team will be invited for a co-creation engagement with Visa at its Innovation Center in Singapore to explore and ideate on business solutions and opportunities together with a team of subject matter experts from across Visa’s business.

The complete list of finalists that will be competing at the Fintech Finals 2017 in Hong Kong are:

Early Stage Startups

Perpule** — (India)
Tapview** — (Australia) 
MyCash Online** — (Malaysia) 
Bluepan** — (Korea) 
Crowd Realty** — (Japan) 
Isbit — (Mexico) 
Veridate — (Hong Kong) 
Policypal – (Singapore) 
KYC Chain — (Hong Kong)
Valoot — (Hong Kong) 
NSBeyond — (Korea)
Clare — (UK) 
Boundlss — (Australia) 
Bambu — (Singapore) 

Growth Stage Startups

Dataholics** — (Brazil) 
DarcMatter** — (USA)
Bugwolf** — (Australia) 
Privemanagers — (Hong Kong)
Swipestox — (Germany) 

MoneyDashboard — (UK)
Blockex — (UK) 
Bugclipper** — (India) 

Mature Stage Startups

Ayannah** — (Philippines)
Milvik AB — (Sweden) 

FF17 is organised by Next Money, and brought to you by Visa, with support from Gold Partner, Oracle Financial Services. Organizational Partners also giving support include InvestHK and Senjō Group. The FF17 is part of the week-long StartmeupHK Festival, and Rob Findlay, Next Money’s founder, comments, “We are absolutely thrilled at the level of innovation, drive and quality amongst all of the startups attending from Asia and beyond, and we are happy to help highlight their excellent work here at FF17. Our guest judges will be have a difficult time narrowing down the grand prize to just one winner.”

To find out more about the Fintech Finals 2017 and purchase tickets go to ff17.nextmoney.org/.

About Next Money

Next Money, co-founded by Rob Findlay, is a global fintech community that fosters the reinvention of finance through design, innovation and entrepreneurship. Next Money brings together peers from across disciplines including start-ups, banking, technology and design. Through meet-ups and events, hosting speakers and panelists, members come together to discuss, learn and discover new ways to transform the finance industry for the better. Originating in Singapore, Next Money has grown over the past four years into a global brand represented by city chapters of like-minded people all over the world and continues to expand. To learn more about Next Money and the Fintech Finals 2017, go to ff17.nextmoney.org/.

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