As SuperCharger FinTech accelerator 2.0 kicks off at Hong Kong FinTech Week, eight finalists that were announced included startups in the areas of wealth management, RegTech, artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and blockchain.
The 2017 FinTech accelerator 2.0 programme is Hong Kong's 12-week FinTech accelerator programme sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank and Fidelity International, the two companies said in a press statement on 1 November 2016.
The eight selected startups are complementary and present clear partnership opportunities with SuperCharger corporate partners.
Each company's founder will participate in a robust curriculum structured around bespoke content and gain access to an extensive network of partners and mentors.
The eight finalists for SuperCharger 2.0 are:
1. Bambu - wealth management
Bambu is a Singapore-based robo-advisory company. It provides innovative, cost-effective and efficient entry points into investing and wealth management.
2. Clare.ai - AI and Chatbots
Clare.ai is building a white-label chatbot to help banks deliver customer service with more controls and cost efficiencies. It provides a conversational solution based on machine learning algorithms and natural language processing.
3. Entersoft - cybersecurity
Entersoft is an application security provider based in Australia. It integrates offensive assessment, proactive monitoring and managed security to provide cost-effective and reliable solutions.
4. FinChat - RegTech
FinChat Technology is a mobile-compliance monitoring service provider based in Singapore. Through its all-in-one mobile compliance solution, FinChat ensures regulatory compliance and facilitates collaborative pursuits between financial institutions.
5. Foris - payments
Foris is Southeast Asia's universal money application. Launching in Hong Kong and Singapore in the first quarter of 2017, it will provide multi-currency account that allows users to manage money at perfect interbank exchange rates.
6. KYC Chain - RegTech
KYC-Chain is a novel platform built over the convenience and security of Distributed Ledger Technology. It helps users manage their digital identity and comply with regulatory norms.
7. Squirro - big data/data visualisation
Squirro is a data insights solution developer based in Zurich. Squirro works with global data-driven organisations and provides solutions in risk, service and customer insights.
8. Xnotes Alliance - Blockchain
Xnotes Alliance provides business-driven, currency agnostic and energy efficient enterprise class blockchain-based solutions. It provides users with full accessibility control across the transaction process, empowering them to run more efficiently and securely.
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