Meet The Most Promising FinTech & CyberSecurity Companies

Meet The Most Promising FinTech & CyberSecurity Companies

04-Oct-2018

Amsterdam, 4 October 2018Startupbootcamp’s FinTech & CyberSecurity global startup and scaleup growth accelerator announces 12 international startups, the 2019 cohort, that will take part in its program in Amsterdam starting November 5th.

 

The chosen 12 teams were selected out of 23 startups and scaleups that participated in an intense screening process at Startupbootcamp Selection Days in front of over a hundred mentors and partners and the Startupbootcamp managing team at PGGM headquarters in Zeist on 2nd and 3rd of October. The top companies were chosen out of 500+ applications during a 4-month international scouting period when they went through a rigorous selection for their chance to join the next accelerator cohort. They will directly benefit from the strategic support of the corporate partners of the program.

 

The 12 startups will now go through an intense 3-month acceleration program in Amsterdam that will start on 5th of November, with the Gong Ceremony at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (Euronext), and will end with the Demo Day in front of hundreds of influencers, mentors, partners, and investors on 14th of February, 2019. They will be mentored by a network of entrepreneurs, top executives, investors and Startupbootcamp partners, such as Rabobank, ING, De Volksbank, Moneyou, ABN AMRO, PGGM, Van Lanschot Bankers, Achmea, Nationale Nederlanden, PwC, Vivat, Capgemini, Comsec, and de Nationale Politie.

 

The selected 12 teams for Startupbootcamp’s FinTech & CyberSecurity program are:

Cobertoo (Spain) – P2P insurance that covers the item most valuable for the millennial segment: their Smartphone.

Emcee (USA) – investing platform to mirror investments of peers and donate to charity.

FortifyData (USA) – an accurate cyber risk analysis platform for identifying and monitoring business cyber risk exposure.

Gridarrow (Netherlands) – a platform that makes it easy to push data into Excel, using a simple Python API.

KeepWarranty (Portugal) – a free mobile app that saves and organizes warranties and purchase slips using OCR technology in a hassle-free manner.

Onionfive (Korea) – leading the innovation in communication with AI technology, data analysis, and cutting-edge UI/UX.

RefundMe (Spain) – a platform that digitizes the VAT refund process not just for tourists but also retailers, airports, and governments.

Robolab (United Kingdom) – the app store and SDK for financial robots powered by Artificial Intelligence.

Smart Advice (Turkey) – a digital wealth manager providing financial solutions, particularly for pension and wealth management industries focusing on human-computer interaction and behavioral finance.

Soisy (Italy) – an Italian Payment Institution offering installment payments at point-of-sale (POS), financed via marketplace lending.

Swascan (Italy) – the first Cloud CyberSecurity & GDPR Platform.

 

And as the Scale-Up-in-Residence in the program:

CyberCentric (USA) – helping organizations to have a good knowledge of their data using an AI-powered data classification system.

 

Michael Dooijes, Managing Director of the FinTech & CyberSecurity program commented: “This scouting season has been a good one for Startupbootcamp. We have taken part in 30 events, in cities where the startup ecosystem is really thriving, and analyzed the latest trends in the industry. We carry on expanding the tech ecosystem in the region by bringing the 12 most promising FinTech, CyberSecurity, RegTech, and InsurTech companies to our program in Amsterdam, and have them working directly with our corporate partners – the largest Financial Institutions, Insurers, and Tech & Consultancy firms in The Netherlands and abroad. ”

 

Thomas Laffree, Director of Innovation & Research at PGGM, one of the corporate partners of Startupbootcamp and the host of the event said: “PGGM needs other parties to constantly improve our services. That is why we’re building a network of international startups through Startupbootcamp. Their entrepreneurship and refreshing view on the future of financial services help us to add maximum value to Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn and the Dutch healthcare sector. That’s why we’re very happy to host Startupbootcamp Selection Days.”

 

After graduating from the program in February, the startups will continue to be supported by the Startupbootcamp Alumni Growth Program, which connects over 600 startups worldwide.

 

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Notes For Editors

For more information about this press release, contact:

Eva Bandelj eva.bandelj@startupbootcamp.org

 

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About Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity

Launched in 2016 in Amsterdam, Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity is a leading global startup and scaleup program focused on the innovation in the FinTech and CyberSecurity industry. Supported by a strong network of major banks, leading financial services and insurance partners, as well as an extensive mentor and alumni group from all over the world, Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity is a part of the global award-winning Startupbootcamp, a network of industry-focused innovation programs. For more information visit here

 

About Startupbootcamp

Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is an award-winning global network of industry-focused acceleration programs. With 20+ programs in Europe, Asia, North & South America, MENA & Africa, selected startups gain access to the most relevant mentors, partners, and investors in their industry. For more information visit: http://www.startupbootcamp.org

 

List of All 23 Companies Attending Startupbootcamp Selection Days

BITA (Germany)

BITA is the leading pre-trade solutions provider in the digital asset space.

Blueopes (Hungary)

Blueopes is an automatized wealth management platform focused on sustainable investing.

BlueVisor (Korea)

BlueVisor develops robo-advisor, big database financial AI/Machine learning system, and other AI-related products.

Casherang (Belgium)

Casherang is a platform for investment funds.

Cobertoo (Spain)

Cobertoo is P2P insurance that covers the item most valuable for the millennial segment: their Smartphone.

CyberCentric (USA)

CyberCentric is helping organizations to have a good knowledge of their data using an AI-powered data classification system.

Emcee (USA)

Investing platform to mirror investments of peers and donate to charity.

FortifyData (USA)

FortifyData is an accurate cyber risk analysis platform for identifying and monitoring business cyber risk exposure.

Gridarrow (Netherlands)

Gridarrow is a platform that makes it easy to push data into Excel, using a simple Python API.

Guardyoo (Ireland)

Guardyoo provides full cycle professional cybersecurity services.

InConnect (Netherlands)

InConnect offers home/cyber and car and travel insurance in one digital insurance policy to digital-natives.

KeepWarranty (Portugal)

Keep Warranty is a free mobile app that saves and organizes warranties and purchase slips using OCR technology in a hassle-free manner.

Kroodle (Netherlands)

Kroodle helps insurers with proven white label technology for the car, health, life, and disability insurance.

LIFEdata (Switzerland)

LIFEdata is a multi-tier enterprise technology to automate and simplify the user experience connecting customers and employees via the Internet of Things.

Onionfive (Korea)

Onionfive is leading the innovation in communication with AI technology, data analysis, and cutting-edge UI/UX.

RefundMe (Spain)

RefundMe is a platform that digitizes the VAT refund process not just for tourists but also retailers, airports, and governments.

Robolab (United Kingdom)

RoboLab is the app store and SDK for financial robots powered by Artificial Intelligence.

Smart Advice (Turkey)

Smart Advice is a digital wealth manager providing financial solutions, particularly for pension and wealth management industries focusing on human-computer interaction and behavioral finance.

Soisy (Italy)

Soisy is an Italian Payment Institution offering installment payments at point-of-sale (POS), financed via marketplace lending.

Stratus Digital Systems (USA)

Stratus creates and destroys temporary autonomous servers on demand, at scale, and at random IP addresses.

Swascan (Italy)

Swascan is the first Cloud CyberSecurity & GDPR Platform.

Yofii (USA)

Yofii is building an online platform that will make financial stability accessible.

Zingr Ltd (United Kingdom)

Zingr gives the unbanked & underbanked a platform that makes accepting payments online and P2P seamless, fast and secure.