ChartIQ is a financial technology company, based out of Charlottesville, Virginia, with offices in New York, London, and Cyprus. Founded in 2012, ChartIQ has over 125 customers around the world. We provide the HTML5 charting and data visualization engine for the next generation of capital markets applications. ChartIQ helps investment banks, brokerages, trading platforms, and financial portals as they move from the legacy technologies of the past to the HTML5 future. Our visualization engine is the first and only professional-grade charting and technical analysis library that works seamlessly across desktop, web, tablet and smartphone and powers major brands like NASDAQ, eToro and StockTwits to name a few.
HedgeSPA’s predictive investment analytics platform helps investment professionals harness the power of the internet and massive computing to achieve outperformance never before thought possible. We apply big data techniques in asset selection to produce double digit returns in a single quarter with a market neutral long-short portfolio, combine forward-looking market scenarios to reduce portfolio drawdown by as much as 75% ahead of severe global market storms, and minimize the possibility of costly manual mistakes by automating many day-to-day portfolios management tasks. Today, HedgeSPA can provide our top-tier investment analytics and research contents on the cloud (or via local hosting) at very competitive prices to level the playing field among asset managers (single/multi asset-class managers, hedge funds, large public investors), the energy industry (producers, traders), liability-driven investors (insurers, pensions, endowments) and wealth managers (private banks, external asset managers, single/multi family offices).
Started with a whitepaper in 2013, incubated and tested in several different proof of concepts over a course of several years, KYC-CHAIN is built on distributed ledger technology and enables efficencies on an industry wide level for “Know Your Customer” procedures on a worldwide basis. With a flexible dashboard, API, smart contracts, and open source blockchain backend, KYCC aims to be able to work in all jurisdictions, with the various different participants of a globally integrated financial ecosystem.
Lattice Limited (http://latticelimited.com) is an intellectual property (IP)-driven capital-markets Fintech company. Leveraging our serial industry-recognized and proprietary IPs, we invented the Industry’s first genuine view-driven portfolio optimiser, and the Industry’s most comprehensive portfolio analytics tool. We provide front-office portfolio decision-support systems that enable return-, risk- & cost-aware portfolio investment processes with unprecedented precision and transparency. In addition to helping portfolio managers (PM) with modularized portfolio construction, risk managers (RM) can use our products to sharpen intentional alphas against unintentional risks; and traders optimally benefit from short- & long-term signals, while meeting market restrictions. Lattice is the Grand Prize Winner of the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Hong Kong Fintech Award 2015, the Gold Prize Winner of the Hong Kong ICT Award: Best FinTech Award 2016, and a HotTen startup on the FinTech50 (UK) 2016.
Founded by two JP Morgan investment bankers and powered by a proprietary bionic advisory engine, Privé is a complete A to Z wealth and asset management platform for banks, independent financial advisors, external asset managers, insurance companies and family offices. Privé aims to virtualize the wealth and asset management industry through providing a unified FinTech platform for investable assets, strategies, thematic baskets, virtual funds and asset management services to financial intermediaries and their end clients.
Privé is headquartered in Hong Kong with 6 offices throughout Asia and Europe. Privé enjoys support from blue chip clients such as Citibank, Unicredit and Generali and currently has more than US$5 billion in Assets Under Administration deployed on its system with more than 1,600 advisors and 40,000 accounts.
Seerene provides revolutionary analytics into software and helps enterprises to gain full transparency into code, applications and teams. It connects to existing data sources within an enterprise, aggregates the information so as to assess the capabilities and risks of software development teams, boost their productivity and improve IT efficiency. It enables IT executives to make accurate decisions and drive IT change – across all software stacks and technologies. Seerene also helps enterprises to deliver software faster and better with increased customer satisfaction. Companies use Seerene to gain transparency into applications & teams, increase teams’ efficiency, improve vendors’ governance and their delivery quality, as well as mitigate risks. Seerene's clients include SAP, IBM, Adidas, Mercedes Benz and other global Fortune 1000 companies.
SIORK Co., Ltd. (SIORK) with offices in Japan, Taiwan and the United States helps financial institutions to analyze customer data and detect criminal activities, including Money Laundry, Terrorist Financing, and Financial Fraud in both developed and emerging markets. SIORK’s solution, Anti-Financial Crime Suite, is composed of Artificial Intelligence technologies for identifying suspicious activity patterns, Natural Language Processing for reading free text in trade finance and Asian Character fuzzy matching for optimizing character matches. Following its successful implementation stories in Asia, SIORK is expanding its footprint in the global market.
Founded in 2013, TNG is committed to bringing its leading-edge technology to enhance the life of Hong Kong people through its next generation payment, money transfer and lifestyle management solutions. TNG is a user-friendly and technologically-advanced electronic wallet that combines innovative promotion and marketing strategies, such as online-to-offline (O2O) transactions and payments, targeted marketing, member benefits, e-tickets and e-coupons in one solution on the smartphone for users to settle transactions such as purchase payments, bill payments, bank transfer, instant credit card top-up service, cash withdrawal and convenient peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers.
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This Hong Kong-based startup has a remittance platform that uses bitcoin and blockchain technology to send and receive payments in emerging markets. Its integrated cloud-based web platform enables money-transfer operators and financial institutions to manage payment information, customer due diligence and real-time business analytics. Quick, cheap and requiring no bitcoin knowledge to use, Bitspark connects offline businesses (corner store remittance shops) and online businesses to unbanked customers via its on-the-ground network providers. Benefits include easy access to mobile-first markets, increased profits for money-transfer businesses, and reduced costs for customers. Bitspark is currently expanding its platform to more money transfer operators and financial institutions throughout Asia.
This Israel-based startup’s solution supports investment portfolio construction, optimization, re-balancing and monitoring. BondIT’s intuitive software-as-a-service platform uses advanced machine-learning algorithms to easily construct yield/risk optimized portfolios that match a client’s risk profile and can be managed by ratings, duration, yield, country, bond type, seniority-level and more. The system automatically monitors portfolios, reports performance and risk levels, and alerts users to market changes and constraint deviation, while allowing the portfolio manager to optimize investments using periodic rebalancing. BondIT seeks Asian expansion and looks forward to the banks mentoring them on regional client needs.
Founded by two biomedical engineers, this Hong Kong startup offers a platform that provides instant insight into real-time data, applying the latest research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology to make data fast, intuitive and visual. Geared to professionals working in constantly changing environments such as capital markets, Ironfly’s platform delivers instant information leads to capture valuable opportunities previously missed. It hopes participating in the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific will help expand its potential customer base.
A Sydney-based startup that wants to make banking fun, Moroku offers a mobile app for gathering, connecting and engaging people as part of its mission to close the gap on financial literacy and retirement planning through the gamification of banking. Deriving its name from a combination of “mobile” and “Puroko” – the Maori phrase for “gathering” – Moroku has developed pre-built mobile libraries coupled with cloud-based player management, analytics and integration capabilities to help banks develop rapid prototyping and deployment of digital banking experiences that are wired directly into their transaction systems. By doing so, Moroku enables banks to provide customers with timely, sensible solutions. By participating in the FinTech Lab Asia-Pacific Moroku seeks exposure to banks in Asia to expand its offerings in the region.
The goal of this simple, fast and secure payment network from Australia is to make a cross-border payment as easy as a domestic payment. Built on the Ripple protocol, it is designed to support low-value, high-volume cross-border payments and reduce bank processing costs. Sparro’s products are quickly deployable, cloud-hosted and provided to banks as a payment option for their customers. Customers can use the Sparro payment network for their cross-border payments from within their existing banking platform with no change to their current workflow. Sparro executives hope the Fintech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific will help them focus their product on the needs of bank customers and help Sparro understand the current customer pain points in more detail.
This enterprise behavioral analytics company that helps hedge funds, asset managers and banks systematically improve investment performance and conduct management at the individual, team and company level. Its multi-award winning team of behavioral scientists, mathematicians and technologists work with leading financial organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. Sybenetix is headquartered in London with a New York office. The Sybenetix team visited Hong Kong recently as part of its Asia-Pacific expansion strategy and wishes to expand its client base, and operating network while making Hong Kong its Asia-Pacific base.
This digital security firm with an innovation center in India has developed a patented on-demand, software-based scalable digital trust platform called REL-ID. The plug-and-play platform enables enterprises to create their own private digital network of things – REL-ID Dome – where digital assets are visible only to authorized users, apps and devices. Protecting digital interactions and data from unauthorized sources, REL-ID is an easy-to-use solution for end users and easy-to-implement platform for enterprises that have already been deployed at financial institutions and businesses in India and Israel. Uniken is looking to expand in Asia-Pacific, and so the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific is an opportunity to gain access to established mentors in the region.
Advanced Merchant Payments (AMP), with offices in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Singapore and the Philippines enables banks and other financial institutions to profitably offer short-term unsecured loans to under-served small businesses in both developed and emerging markets. By utilizing AMP’s end-to-end solution, banks can address the credit gap that micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises face with an “alternative lending” offering that is complementary to existing product sets – while minimizing costs or development efforts. AMP’s patented platform leverages principles from micro-finance, payment processing, data analytics and predictive modeling – together with more traditional loan underwriting principles – to originate and service loans across countries, currencies and banking systems with cost efficiency.
AtCipher.com addresses the security concerns that many organizations have regarding cost-saving cloud solutions. The Hong Kong-based company developed a security system for encrypted data storage and sharing, encrypted searches and encrypted email with security policy enforcements. AtCipher’s applications perform client-side encryption so that data is encrypted before reaching the server so that the cloud provider is unable to access the customer’s data, making it more secure
Beijing Wecash Wonder Technology Co. Ltd. helps analyze Chinese customers’ credit. Customers sign up for the app, provide information to the company and within 15 minutes, receive a credit evaluation. By mining public mobile data from roughly 600 million mobile internet users, Wecash is able to quickly provide extensive credit assessments and build predictive models for customers’ credit risk.
FinSuite developed patented technology that aims to reduce the cost and time required to analyze business structures and financials on loan applications. The Melbourne-based company built two complementary solutions. One is an application that provides a mobile platform for capturing and presenting a structure of a group of entities and how they are related to each other. The other, known as the BizAnalyser application, uses an optical character recognition engine and a patent-pending parsing engine to read a PDF document containing financial statements, re-create the contents, categorize each line item and produce a set of reports on the company and its performance. FinSuite is already available in Australia and is seeking to expand its services in Asia-Pacific.
I Think Security Ltd. is a cyber-security lab that provides easy-to-use, highest-grade data protection solutions to prevent data leaks and corporate espionage. The Ontario-based company's main product, LOQ, is an information security and tracking service that is being used by financial institutions to secure information sharing with high-net-worth individuals. LOQ enables users to drive new revenues, reduce costs and achieve compliance. I Think Security Ltd. seeks to expand into Asia-Pacific.
iDGate has developed an identity authentication system for online and mobile transactions that do not require one-time-passwords via Short Message Service (SMS) or auxiliary security devices. The Taiwan-based company leverages a multi-factor authentication process which allows financial institutions to send a push notifications whenever a financial transaction is initiated, enabling users to perform authentication effortlessly via their smartphones, thereby reducing cost, improving security and user experience.
Jocata Financial Advisory & Technology Services Private Ltd. provides sophisticated Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) software that not only meets regulatory expectations and reduces the cost of compliance but also aims to drive business growth by creating a high-quality, standardized and reusable data asset. The company’s software can be implemented on-premise or hosted using a private cloud model. With offices in Hyderabad and Pune, India, and New York, the company is seeking to expand its footprint in Asia-Pacific.
QxBranch, based in Hong Kong; Adelaide, Australia; and Washington D.C., is developing software that will bring quantum computing to the mainstream. The startup has access to one of only two commercially available quantum computers and is commercializing products that harness the advantages of this breakthrough technology. Applications for the financial sector will include portfolio optimization, stock market analysis and risk modeling, with even more possibilities likely to emerge in the next five years as the technology base matures. QxBranch seeks to leverage the FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific to develop relationships with top financial organizations and gain insight into the areas of business where quantum computing can be most effective.