Innovate Finance broadcast the finals of its Pitch360 competition over Zoom in July. The UK-based independent fintech industry group attracted 100 entries resulting in 22 finalists across 8 categories, 8 category winners and one overall champion.
For the final decision, the following judges participated:
- Ezechi Britton, Founding Member, Principal & CTO in Residence, Impact X Capital Partners LLP
- Isabelle Gallo, Partner, Breega
- Rafael Esteban, Investor, Santander InnoVentures
- Sam Edge, Leading Fintech Business Development & Strategy, AWS
- Samantha Murray, Senior Innovation Manager, Lloyds Banking
Category winner AND overall winner: Wirex
Digital money solutions for both personal and commercial use, integrating traditional and cryptocurrencies to support multi-currency accounts, transfer and exchange services.
- $200k 2015
- $3M 2017
- $12M 2020
Enterprise Digital Transformation
Finalists: Applied Blockchain (see pitch below), CausaLens (pitch)
Winner: Applied Blockchain
Builds business applications using cryptography for superior data security and data privacy.
Customers: Shell, KLM, United Nations, Toyota, SITA, Lloyds Register and a range of technology startups.
Funding: $4.6M seed April 2020
Personal Financial Management & Wellness
Winner: Pirkz (see also Wildcard)
Making people happier, healthier and wealthier by providing affordable well-being benefits through their employers.
Funding: $1.3M (Jan 2020)
Cloud solutions for lenders in the vehicle industry.
HQ: Bedford, UK
Funding: $2.8M (May 2019)
Payment platform for online businesses and processors.
Funding: $800k (Sep 2017)
Making it easier to comply with global regulations.
HQ: Zurich, Switzerland
- $1.5M Sep 2017
- $6.6M Oct 2019
Capital Markets & WealthTech
Robo-advisory platform for financial institutions and financial advisors.
- $10M July 2019
- $3M July 2018
- $400k Aug 201
Winner: MoneyHub (see pitch below)
Open Finance platform that enables enterprises to enhance the lifetime financial wellness of their customers.
HQ: Bristol, UK