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New Report Published: The Best of FinovateAsia 2012

By Jim Bruene on November 26, 2012 9:39 PM | Comments

image Our first Finovate in Asia did not disappoint. With 350 attendees, it was smaller than recent U.S. shows, but it had a ton of energy. While that made it hard to herd folks back to the auditorium amidst all their animated conversations, it's  exactly what we hope for. And we are looking forward to a return next year.

FinovateAsia featured 35 companies, each delivering a seven-minute demo. As is our habit, we've summarized the innovations from the crowd favorites and are deliver it to subscribers in the latest report:

The Best New Products at FinovateAsia 2012

Each of the four companies voted Best of Show by the attendees at the event (note 1) are profiled:

  • CurrencyFair showed off its new Marketplace for
    peer-to-peer international transfers
  • Finantix launched Sharp digital banking platform to
    improve sales and service interaction
  • SocietyOne debuted its ClearMatch technology used
    to streamline the loan application process 
  • Ubank, a unit of National Australian Bank (NAB), launched 
    its  peer-spending comparison tool, People like U

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About the report
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The Best New Products at FinovateAsia (link)
A look at the four "Best of Show" winners

Author: Julie Schicktanz, Finovate Group Research Analyst
Editor: Jim Bruene, Finovate Group Founder

Published: 21 November 2012

Length: 32 pages; 7,000 words

Cost: No extra charge to OBR subscribers, US$125 for others
The printed version will be mailed to subscribers next week.

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Note:
1. See Best of Show methodology here.

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FinovateAsia 2012 Best of Show Winners: CurrencyFair, Finantix, SocietyOne and Ubank

By Jim Bruene on November 6, 2012 6:29 AM | Comments

Our first FinovateAsia wrapped up a few hours ago. At the end of the packed day, the Singapore audience voted for their favorite three demos from among the 35 contenders. The top four overall were named Best of Show (see notes).image

The winners (in alphabetic order):

  • CurrencyFair showed off its new Marketplace for peer-to-peer international transfers
  • imageFinantix launched Sharp digital banking platform to improve sales and service interaction
  • imageSocietyOne debuted its ClearMatch technology used to streamline the loan application process 
  • Ubank, a unit of National Australian Bank (NAB), launched imageits  peer-spending comparison tool, People like U

We'll have videos of all 35 demos posted at Finovate.com within two weeks.

Thanks to everyone who presented, attended, tweeted, networked, blogged, and helped push fintech forward in Asia and beyond. You were a great audience!

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Notes on methodology
1. Only audience members NOT associated with demoing companies were eligible to vote. Finovate employees did not vote.    
2. Attendees were encouraged to note their favorites during the day. At the end of the last demo, they chose their their favorites.   
3. The exact written instructions given to attendees: "Please rate (the companies) on the basis of demo quality and potential impact of the innovation demoed." 
4. The four companies appearing on the highest percentage of submitted ballots were named Best of Show. 
5. Go here for a list of previous Best of Show winners.

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The Rise of Asia in Financial & Banking Technology Innovation

By Eric Mattson on October 28, 2012 2:29 PM | Comments
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In the process of organizing our inaugural FinovateAsia (November 6th in Singapore, a limited number of tickets are still for sale), I'm spending a ton of time interacting with technology companies, investors and financial executives from across the region.

With each passing day, I find at least one new data point that makes me ever more optimistic and excited about the rise of Asia in financial and banking technology innovation.

Here's a small sampling of what is making me so excited: 

First, the new innovations that our presenters will be demonstrating at FinovateAsia. Leveraging cutting-edge trends like big data, mobile, biometrics, gamification, aggregation, crowdsourcing and intelligent analytics, these companies (many of which are based throughout Asia) are pushing the boundaries of fintech.

Second, the growth of high-quality venture capital across the region, with some specific players like Citi Ventures and Arbor Advisors Asia being focused on the opportunities in financial technology.

Third, the efforts of government agencies (like Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority) and large technology companies (like VisaLabs' new office in Singapore) to foster innovation in the region.

Fourth, the strong growth of mobile banking across the region (e.g., Citibank's recent passing of the 1 million user mark) and the innovative technology ideas coming from within large banks (e.g., Standard Chartered Bank's Breeze).

Fifth, the high quality of the audience that will be attending the inaugural FinovateAsia. From leading banks (e.g., Standard Chartered, OCBC, Citibank, Barclays), research firms (e.g., Celent, Gartner), top tech companies (e.g., Microsoft, PayPal), venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, it's amazing to see the high level of interest in innovative financial technology ideas.

If you're interested in learning more about these trends, The Asian Banker is hosting a free teleconsultation on Tuesday, October 30th,  from 4-5 PM, Singapore time. Representatives from Citi Ventures and Arbor Advisors and I will discuss emerging financial technology trends in Asia.

Beyond that, I hope you'll consider attending FinovateAsia next week to watch the future of Asian fintech unfold live on stage via our signature demo-only format. There are tickets remaining but time is running out so please register soon.

FinovateAsia 2012 is sponsored by: The Bancorp Inc., Citi Ventures, Financial Technology Partners, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Standard Chartered, & Visa

FinovateAsia 2012 is partners with: Asian Banking & Finance, BankInnovation, BankerStuff, BeSuccess, Celent, Finance on Windows, PYMNTS.com, The Emerging Finance & The Asian Banker

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Come see the future of global financial technology debut live at FinovateAsia and FinovateEurope!

By Eric Mattson on October 18, 2012 12:36 PM | Comments
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Over the next few months, we're very excited to be organizing not just one, but two showcases of the best new global financial and banking technology innovations.

First, on November 6 (that's less than 3 weeks away!), we're holding our first FinovateAsia in Singapore. Thanks to the help of our awesome sponsors & partners, we have a top-quality audience gathering to watch 36 cutting-edge companies debut their latest innovations. Tickets are still available but going fast so please register today to lock in your seat! 

btn1_ov.pngAfter FinovateAsia, our focus will shift to London in February 2013 where we are running our 3rd annual FinovateEurope to showcase the best new fintech innovations from and for the European market.

This year, we've expanded the conference to two days to be able to put even more interesting ideas and companies on stage. Judging from the early flood of high-quality applications and ticket sales, it promises to be our biggest and best European event ever.

If you're interested in doing a demo in London, please email us at europe@finovate.com. If you're interested in attending, super-early bird tickets are on sale through this Friday at a significant discount.

We hope you'll consider joining us at one of these international events to watch the best new global fintech innovations debut live!

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FinovateAsia's Early-Bird Ticket Deadline is this Friday September 28th -- Register Now to Save!

By Eric Mattson on September 26, 2012 6:55 PM | Comments
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In just six weeks, three dozen cutting-edge fintech companies will take the stage in Singapore for the inaugural FinovateAsia. As usual, each of the hand-selected presenters will get only seven minutes and no slides to demo their new innovations in everything from big data to mobile, security to personal finance, payments to investing, and much more.

But the innovative companies on stage are just half the story. The other half is the high-quality audience. The auditorium is filling quickly with innovative leaders from companies like ANZ, Celent, Citibank, Citi Ventures, Cradle Fund, Gartner, Financial Technology Partners, Javelin Research, IDC Financial Insights, Mastercard, Maybank, OCBC, Standard Chartered, SWIFT Innotribe, The Bancorp, UBank, UBS, UOB, and Visa.

If you'd like to join these leaders and watch the future of Asian fintech debut live, tickets are still available at the early-bird price of S$895 on the FinovateAsia website. But early-bird tickets are only available through this Friday September 28th, so please get your ticket now to lock in your seat and the savings.

Thanks and we hope to see you in Singapore in November!

FinovateAsia 2012 is sponsored by: The Bancorp Inc., Citi Ventures, Financial Technology Partners, Standard Chartered, & Visa

FinovateAsia 2012 is partners with: Asian Banking & Finance, BankInnovation, BankerStuff, Celent, Finance on Windows, PYMNTS.com & The Emerging Finance

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FinovateAsia 2012 Demo Companies Revealed -- Come See the Future of Asian Fintech Debut in Singapore!

By Eric Mattson on September 6, 2012 7:45 AM | Comments
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From the beginning, Finovate events have been about showcasing the cutting-edge of fintech innovation. That mission is why we organize conferences like FinovateFall (next week in NYC) where 64 new innovations will debut. And it is why we're hard at work on our inaugural FinovateAsia (November in Singapore) to showcase the newest ideas in Asian fintech.

For the last several months, with the help of our partners and sponsors, we've been scouring Asia for the newest innovations to put on stage. And today, we're excited to announce the presenting lineup for the event. Without further ado, here are the companies that will be demoing their latest and greatest in November:

  • ayondo
  • Backbase
  • BankBazaar.com
  • BankersLab
  • BellaDati
  • Blink Mobile
  • CurrencyFair
  • CustomerXPs
  • DemystData
  • Entrepreneurial Finance Lab
  • Figlo
  • Fiserv
  • Heckyl Technologies
  • Innovation Agency
  • Intuition Intelligence
  • Luminous
  • M2CASH
  • Metaforic
  • Pandai.cn
  • Pendo Systems
  • Perfectsen
  • PocketSmith
  • Sandstone Technology
  • Smart Engine
  • SocietyOne
  • Strands Finance
  • Striata
  • Tagit
  • TIBCO Software
  • TradeHero
  • UBank
  • Vermilian
  • Wipro Technologies
  • Zighra
  • More to be announced!

In addition to these innovators, there will be several additional stealth companies that announced closer to show.

If you'd like to attend and watch these companies debut the future of Asian fintech via our fast-paced, demo-only format, tickets are still available at the early-bird price of S$895 on the FinovateAsia website.

Thanks and we hope to see you in Singapore in November (or in New York next week)!

FinovateAsia 2012 is sponsored by: The Bancorp Inc., Citi Ventures, Financial Technology Partners, Standard Chartered, & Visa

FinovateAsia 2012 is partners with: Asian Banking & Finance, BankInnovation, BankerStuff, Celent, Finance on Windows, PYMNTS.com & The Emerging Finance

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FinovateAsia Gathers Momentum -- Apply to Demo!

By Eric Mattson on July 18, 2012 6:19 PM | Comments
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We were very excited when we announced the inaugural FinovateAsia (6 Nov 2012, Singapore) a few months back. Since then, our excitement has only grown as the event has begun building solid momentum.

The audience is burgeoning with senior executives from leading organizations like ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, Hitachi, IDC, Mastercard, MayBank, and Microsoft committed to attend.

We've added two new high-quality sponsors, Citi Ventures & Standard Chartered, to our long-term sponsor The Bancorp, and are talking to several other top-notch organizations about supporting the event.

Finally, we're seeing strong interest from across Asia and around the globe from innovative fintech companies eager to showcase their latest and greatest on stage at the event. If you'd like to apply to demo your company's newest fintech innovation at the event, please email us at demo@finovate.com for more details.

And, if you'd like to attend and watch the cutting-edge for Asian fintech debut via our fast-paced, demo-only format, tickets are now available at the low super early-bird price of USD$695 on the FinovateAsia website.

Thanks and we hope to see you in Singapore in November!

FinovateAsia 2012 is sponsored by: The Bancorp Inc., Citi Ventures & Standard Chartered

FinovateAsia 2012 is partners with: BankInnovation, BankerStuff, Celent, Finance on Windows & PYMNTS.com

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Announcing the First FinovateAsia Ever this November

By Eric Mattson on May 30, 2012 8:25 PM | Comments
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We are very excited to formally announce that the inaugural FinovateAsia conference will take place in Singapore this November 6th.

As a leading global financial center, the largest port in the world, and a growing hub for entrepreneurs, Singapore is the ideal place for Finovate's first Asian conference.

The conference will showcase the best new fintech ideas from across Asia via our signature demo-only format to an audience of senior financial executives, influential press, leading entrepreneurs and deep-pocketed investors. 

If you'd like to apply to demo your company's latest fintech innovation at the event, please email us at demo@finovate.com for more details.

If you'd like to guarantee your seat to this event, tickets are now available at the low pre-sale price of S$595 on the FinovateAsia website.

I'll be in Singapore next week (June 5-8) to meet with potential partners, sponsors and presenters. If you're interested in meeting up to hear more about FinovateAsia, please drop me a note directly at eric@netbanker.com.

Thanks and we hope to see you in Singapore in November!

FinovateAsia 2012 is sponsored by: The Bancorp Inc. & Citi Ventures

FinovateAsia 2012 is partners with: BankInnovation, BankerStuff, Celent, Finance on Windows & PYMNTS.com

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