Fintech Europe, Plug and Play’s fintech-focused innovation platform based in Frankfurt, Germany, has announced the eight startups selected for its fourth batch.
The platform has grown its partner base to 11 Financial Institutions since its inception in May 2018. Together with Deutsche Bank, TechQuartier, BNP Paribas, Nets Group, UniCredit, Aareal Bank, Abanca, Danske Bank, DZ Bank, Elo, and Finablr, it runs two 12-week innovation programs a year.
After screening applications from all over the world and intensive weeks of reviewing preselected startups with the partners, the final group of eight startups have been accepted into Fintech Europe.
The programme aims at facilitating pilots, POCs, and business development opportunities for the participating startups and financial institutions.
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“This new class of startups are changing the landscape of Financial Services from new ways to evaluate customers’ credit scores using artificial intelligence and Machine Learning to KYC/AML for business customers,” says Fernando Zornig, Program Director of Plug and Play’s Fintech Europe programme.
“As we’re seeing a lot of regulatory changes in Europe over the next few months, I am confident that these solutions will help our corporate partners adapt to these changes faster.”
Throughout the duration of the program, startups will be introduced to Plug and Play’s corporate partners and will have the chance to execute pilot projects and investment opportunities with these companies. There is no cost for the startups to be in the program and they will remain part of the ecosystem even after graduation. The eight companies are:
Apiax transforms complex regulations into digital compliance rules, which are constantly up-to-date and verified, accessible via an API.
CashDirector SA is a technology company providing SMEs and banks with a Digital CFO integrated with on-line banking, helping with SMEs manage cash flow and accessing financing.
Credit Kudos is a credit bureau that uses financial behaviour to measure creditworthiness.
Elucidate is the industry’s first data-driven financial crime risk ratings agency. The Elucidate FinCrime Index (“EFI”) utilises modelling and machine learning to digitise and quantify FinCrime risk, enabling proactive management of exposure levels and clear pricing of FinCrime risk.
kompany® is the global RegTech platform for audit-proof Business KYC, AML and UBO verification.
An AI platform that reads and understands contracts and agreements just as humans do.
Mostly AI offers a Synthetic Data Engine that can be used to unlock data assets that are otherwise locked away for privacy reasons.
Hybrid wealth solution that increases advisor productivity with better, faster decisions.