The small and midsized enterprises (SME) segment accounts for 99% of businesses, 60% of all private sector employment and 52% of all private sector turnover, yet, this segment has been traditionally underserved and neglected by banks. As a result, and similarly to other underserved verticals, the fintech industry has been showing increasing focus on building
“Our biggest startup lesson is finding early adopters that want to work as partners and really embedding that relationship and treating it like a partnership,” according to Pam Bateson, CEO of Thrive Partners. Speaking at FinTECHTalents 2018, Thrive Partners provides on demand mentoring and coaching services for individuals and businesses. “Our belief that conversations for
In the lead up to FinTECHTalents – Generation 2019 – every week we will showcase one of our awesome, inaugural FinTech Stories companies. InvestSuite is the FinTECHTalents FinTech of the Week This week we bring you – InvestSuite. InvestSuite is a European FinTech company that provides automated investment solutions. Visit their dedicated FinTech Stories page
Sometime in the spring of 1995, I attended my first ever industry event at the New York Hilton. FinTech, as a word, was barely used (outside of our little office in Soho). The trade show was filled with trading turrets and real-time market data vendors. There were panel sessions, keynotes address and several floors of exhibitors.
Thursday 31 January 2019 by Our Community
Finastra ran its first internal hackathon in Paris, five years ago, says Chirine Bourgerie, Director Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Venture at Finastra, which sparked the company’s journey with fostering innovation through collaboration. Speaking at FinTECHTalents 2018, Bourgerie describes that first hackathon as “really amazing.” Finastra found that there were so many interesting ideas that emerged when the
When organisations look to attract and retain talent, you need to think outside the box, says Joerg Guenther, Chief Information Officer C&IS and Chief Technology Officer EMEA at Northern Trust Corporation. Speaking at FinTECHTalents 2018, Guenther say the festival was a real eye opener for him. The 129 year old bank, “with an anchor in
FinTech startups have a lot to consider as they grow and scale, says Emily Reid, Partner in the Financial Institutions Group at Hogan Lovells. Speaking at the FinTECHTalents Festival, Reid moderated the Hindsight 20/20 panel as part of the FinTech Stories stage. Today’s successful entrepreneurs obtain a clear understanding of regulations, from the start, understand
Wednesday 16 January 2019 by Our Community
Companies are not only looking for high demand tech skills, says Elspeth Coates, Enterprise Client Director, Makers Academy, but cultural skills as well. “Companies are looking for developers that are commercially aware, that can work collaboratively and work well with teams and across sectors, she says. Makers Academy is a 12-week computer programming bootcamp in London.
At the launch of FinTECHTalents last year, 20 companies took to the stage to tell their stories, showcase their development and demonstrate their products. We called the stage FinTech Stories. This stage will be re-created this year for FinTECHTalents – Generation 2019 with some returning faces as well as some new and exciting FinTech offerings.
Thursday 10 January 2019 by Liz Lumley
The 2019 FinTECHTalents Steering Committee is ready to roll with a Bigger, Braver, Bolder, Tech-ier Festival experience. Many on our Steering Committee were with us from the start – when FinTECHTalents was just an idea to bring the full FinTech ecosystem under one roof. Many more have joined us on our journey to highlight financial