Finovate is upon us again with FinovateSpring 2019 set to commence next week in San Francisco. What started more than a decade ago as a small gathering of start-ups in humble venues has grown into one of the premier events in the fintech community. It features both established companies as well as those plucky start-ups we love to root for along the way.
“Finovate has repeatedly proven to be the go-to event for growing fintech companies to launch and demo new technologies in a high-substance and time-efficient way,” says Alana Holbrook, marketing manager for Caliber Corporate Advisers, the official marketing and communications partner for Finovate.
Indeed, the event promises to be a celebration of all that is fintech. With that in mind, here are six companies we’re looking forward to seeing present next week.
Altr: This blockchain-based data security company takes a unique approach to cybersecurity. The company aims to provide a tamper-proof record of exactly who has access to valuable financial data internally at financial firms, thus preventing theft for personal gain. Ultimately, they aim to eliminate insider threats to data security.
Everplans: This startup’s goal is to eliminate (or at least drastically reduce) all of the paperwork involved in financial services. Its services are available directly to consumers, but also for financial advisors to help their clients create, store, and share all of their most important financial information, which can be accessed digitally at any time.
Agent IQ: This digital customer-experience platform helps banks to better digitally engage customers, for example letting them start a conversation on mobile and continue later within online banking. It also offers a conversational AI tool customized for banks and credit unions.
Everfi: Helping consumers with financial management and education is a big topic in the industry today, and Everfi works right in that sweet spot, having created a host of personalized digital financial education courses that financial institutions can offer to their customers.
Agora: This firm is looking to disrupt the core systems space with a real-time core banking platform that is designed to allow banks and credit unions to quickly and efficiently roll out new digital products and services.
Flybits: With the rise of digital services in finance over the past decade or so, personalization has become a big part of the customer experience. Untargeted, mass-mailings of credit card offers no longer will cut it. Flybits plays in this space with a platform that uses data analytics, geo-targeting, and other tools so financial institutions can roll out highly personalized, digital interactions to customers.