Begun in a NYC basement in 2007, Finovate* now organizes 4+ shows annually where fintech startups (as well as a few bigger companies mixed in) show their technology in no-Powerpoint 7-min live(ish) demos. In total, 2,569 demos in 13 years, all available in the Finovate archives. But despite some extra time you may have on your hands right now, that archive is a bit daunting. So we’ve cobbled together the best of the last 16 months and created a 4-hour playlist for your enjoyment; consider it the best digital education you can get in a half-day.

Here are the 31 demos (from 28 fintech startups**) that won the audience vote for Best of Show at the end of each event. Specifically:

  • Sep 2020: Fall Digital – 5 winning demos plus Q&A (50 minutes)
  • Feb 2020: London – 6 winning demos (42 minutes)
  • Nov 2019: Dubai – 2 winning demos (14 minutes)
  • Oct 2019: Singapore – 2 winning demos (14 minutes)
  • Sep 2019: NYC – 9 winning demos (63 minutes)
  • May 2019: San Francisco – 7 winning demos (56 minutes)

Notes: *Full disclosure, I founded Finovate but am no longer directly involved; but remain its biggest fan!
**Glia won 3 times, Horizn 2 times, BlytzPay 2 times

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FinovateFall Digital (Sep 2020)

Playlist: The 5 startups voted Best of Show from among 25 demos (runtime = 50 minutes)

Finzly
Product: BankOS open banking platform

Horizn
Product: Tools to improve digital adoption by both customers and employees

Lendsmart
Product: More transparent loan originations

Monit
Product: Simple-to-use tools for small businesses to monitor cash flow and other business vitals

Q2
Product: Digital marketplace of third-party fintech apps that plug-in to its banking software platform

FinovateEurope (Feb 2020)

Playlist: The 6 startups voted Best of Show by the audience from among all 42 demos (runtime = 42 minutes)

Dorsum
Product: Communication HUB to engage customers via notifications and chat

Glia 
Product: Digital customer service platform using chat, voice, video and co-browsing.

Horizn 
Product: Equips frontline employees and customers with information

iProov 
Product: Biometric online authentication

Sonect 
Product: Global cash transaction platform

W.UP 
Product: Banking personalization platform

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Finovate MiddleEast (Nov 2019)

Playlist: The 2 startups voted Best of Show by the audience from among 19 total demos (run time = 14 minutes).

Amber Labs 
Product: Global Bitcoin Bank

efigence 
Product: EFI4 Digital Banking Platform

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FinovateAsia 2019 (Oct 2019)

Playlist: The 2 startups voted Best of Show by the audience from 7 demos (runtime = 14 minutes)

Bereev
Product: End-of-life planning app

Note: Nov 2018 pitch at Fintech Innovation Lab Asia, Finovate demo video not available

The WAAY 
ProductLifestyle Assistant that communicates personalized lifestyle content to customers

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FinovateFall (Sep 2019)

Playlist: 9 fintech startups voted Best of Show by the audience from among 75 total demos (runtime = 63 minutes)

BlytzPay 
Product: Text-to-pay billing and payments

Cinchy 
Product: Data Collaboration Platform

College Aid Pro 
Product: College evaluation platform

ebankIT 
Product: Digital banking platform

Glia 
Product: Digital customer service platform using chat, voice, video and co-browsing.

MX Technologies 
Product: Personal financial management & digital banking platform

owl.co 
Product: KYC/AML tool

Pinkaloo Technologies 
Product: Charitable giving platform for FI customers

Zogo Finance 
Product: Financial literacy program for kids

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FinovateSpring (May 2019)

Playlist: 8 fintech startups voted Best of Show by the audience from among 60 demos (runtime = 56 minutes).

Arkose Labs (Finovate, Crunchbase)
Product: Anti-fraud technology

Blytzpay 
Product: Text-to-pay billing & payments

BlueRush 
Product: Individeo personalized sales-support videos

Everplans 
Product: Financial advisor customer engagement

Glia 
Product: Digital customer service platform using messaging, video/voice & co-browsing

Invest Sou Sou 
Product: Social banking platform

Neener Analytics 
Product: Social media analytics platform

Voca AI 
Product: Virtual call center agent