Innovate Finance, the independent membership based industry organisation that aims to advance the UK’s standing as a global leader in FinTech and BrightTALK have teamed up to bring the latest debates, trends and thought leadership in financial technology.
VC investment into FinTech has grown exponentially. Last year (2017) saw VC investment into UK FinTech startups reach record highs, with $1.8 billion of capital invested, an 150% increase. However, the gender balance in funding and with founders remains disproportionate: a recent study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Mass Challenger, a network of startup accelerators, found that when women applied for investment, they received less funding compared to the average male founder, but made double the revenue. How are women in FinTech raising funds? Who are the funders? What are they looking for and what needs to change? This webinar hears from leading CEOs in FinTech and investors on the trials and tribulations of raising capital.
Marcus Treacher focuses on driving Ripple’s engagement with financial institutions and payment providers around the world. He can explain how Ripple is partnering with global institutions to power global payments and fund liquidity, and would be interested in discussing the trillion-dollar cross-border payments problem, the XRP use case, and how Ripple is moving money around the world right now.
Chris is a world renowned FinTech commentator, and is the top-selling author of Digital Bank. He is chair of the European networking forum, and was voted one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. Chris’ new book Digital Human is being launched on the day of the summit, and he would love to discuss open banking, financial inclusion, and the future of money.
Alipay, operated by Ant Financial Services Group, is the world’s largest mobile and online payment platform. Launched in 2004, Alipay currently has more than 520 million active users. Li Wang leads the business in Europe, and can discuss how the brand is evolving across the continent, the overseas spending habits of Chinese travellers, and how European merchants can tailor their services in order to capitalise on the Chinese tourism boom.
Join us for this webinar interview live form the Innovate Finance Global Summit where Bipin Sahni, EVP, Head of Innovation and R&D at Wells Fargo discusses which new innovations are actually working for banks and which are not quite there yet.
From blockchain, to AI and machine learning, tune in as Bipin shares how he helps startups refine their potential breakthrough technologies for financial services.
Tune in to this live webinar interview where Thomas Eyre and Gregor Mowat of Nooli, a financial inclusion FinTech business.
We all know that early adopters and trendy millennials in London love FinTech, but the reality is, most others either have no idea we exist or simply don't care. How these people will take to the idea and implementation of open banking solutions will be interesting.
We will discuss:
- Opportunity, Education and Collaboration
-Partnerships with financial incumbents
-Bringing Open Banking benefits to the masses
Closing the FinTech gender gap remains a priority for Innovate Finance. We want to ensure female leaders play a vital role in creating better financial services for our communities. Although we have a lot of work to do to support more female FinTech founders and CEOs we should not overlook the contributions that women already play in our ecosystem. Many institutions that support FinTech companies – including regulators, professional services groups, government organisations and marketing specialists– are headed up by women. Together they are driving FinTech forward and helping to create one of world’s most successful business sectors.
Join us as we speak to some of these women on International Women's Day 2018.
2017 VC investment into UK FinTech saw its best year on record, with $1.8 Billion of capital invested, a 153% increase YoY. Innovate Finance speaks to some of the companies who received the biggest rounds of capital this year and discuss not only the round but how the structure of the round benefits the firm - hint, it isn’t just about the capital. We then look ahead- will 2018 follow this trend?
Panelists for the webinar include:
Cristina Alba-Ochoa, CFO, OakNorth
Ricardo Fernandez, CMO, Prodigy Finance
Asesh Sarkar, CEO, Salary Finance
Mike Laven, CEO, Currency Cloud
The FinTech industry has become quite the saturated market with many companies claiming to bring the next revolutionary product that will disrupt the Financial Services industry. But to be able to stand out in the crowd, both start-ups and incumbents need to remember that it isn't all about the tech.
Being smart about your marketing and branding, growing and building a community of followers, and creating regular relevant content, are all important ingredients in achieving success in the world of FinTech.
Join this panel session where expert branding and content speakers will discuss:
-Content hacks - creating crowd-sourced content on larger topics and promote individual content via newsletters and social channels
-Forming working groups for specific verticals to help the industry come together to look at solving specific problems and find new ways to collaborate
-How to create a brand that is unique and interesting
-The importance of speaking opportunities and how to make the most out of them
-Engaging in the community to learn from success stories and mistakes from similar companies
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning has the potential to transform Financial Services, but so far we have seen few successful use cases. Is 2018 finally the year this technology turns from hype to reality? Which FinTechs are utilising AI best to serve the end consumers and what are the challenges that come with this? Can incumbents see past chatbots and start implementing intelligence products and solution that will make a real impact on their business model? As part of its IFGS 2018 Webinar Series, Innovate Finance will host a discussion looking at the current and potential future impact of AI technology in Financial Services and hear from companies leading the way.