For 2021 we invited Fintech start-ups to compete to identify the most exciting and most innovative new technology or service in the Payments sector.
The Payments Association wanted to recognise the companies that are set to revolutionise how people move, manage and spend their money. Judged by an international panel of experts from the investment community, each company had 5 minutes to impress our judging panel (which includes some of the biggest venture capital names) followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.
The prize? Not only have the pitchers elevated their profile and positioned their company as the next big thing in the industry, but the winners also received a FREE membership to The Payments Association community and a feature in our Fintechs Pitch LIVE Winners eBook, authored by The Fintech Power 50.
The sessions were broadcasted on the main stage of the PAY360 Digital event and all the on-demand pitches are hosted on The Payments Association website.
Here are some companies that have technologies and services that are innovating to provide choice, enhanced customer experience and financial wellness tools to consumers.
Will has a deep understanding of using data to change behaviours both in the start-up and corporate world. He has reduced food waste at a UK supermarket by £26m, negotiated £250m government contracts and helped get healthy people out of hospital quicker. A GB triathlete and drummer!
These are companies empowering businesses with alternative payment solutions (in-store & online), helping them to get paid, manage expenses and prosper in the new normal.
Miguel helped to launch 4 different startups in 4 different countries (Portugal, Italy, Morocco and Brazil) as a Consultant and Izicap as an Entrepreneur that is already active in 3 countries and is expanding quickly. Izicap is the Card-linked CRM & Loyalty platform to help local merchants thrive! Read more
These companies are leveraging AI, machine learning and the blockchain, to tokenise data, democratise investing, combat fraud and drive operational efficiency.