FinTech in London is incredibly hot right now. As our second cohort takes the stage today, it is clear the innovation in financial services is coming from all angles, the existing problems are extremely painful, and the opportunities are huge.
At the same time, the vast number of partnerships announced with Barclays and other banks indicates forward-thinking players are embracing the disruption. Financial services incumbents are responding to the new entrants with more than just an idle curiosity, and many startups are learning how to partner with key stakeholders in order to create a larger footprint.
Looking at our ten fintech companies you might notice three Blockchain startups, eight B2B companies, five founding teams from overseas… but there is only so much that can be quantified and I can hardly put into words never-mind numbers the amazing people that make up these companies and the smiles, sweat, and occasionally tears that represent the last three months. It has been an intense journey and no doubt will continue to be as the tectonic plates of the finance industry continue to feel their impact.
We are incredibly proud to present the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars – London Class of 2015.
|Atlas – Mobile banking for the developing world.|
|BaseStone – BaseStone reduces costs and major errors from occurring on construction projects – effectively lowering risks to both the project and the capital employed.|
|Everledger – Everledger provides an immutable ledger for diamond identification and transaction verification for various stakeholders, from insurance companies to claimants and law enforcement agencies.|
|Godesic – Godesic’s Cutover platform reduces the risk and cost associated with critical enterprise IT change events.|
|LiquidLandscape – LiquidLandscape is a just-in-time visual analytics environment that provides ‘360-degree instant replay’ for your data to support better, faster, and reproducible decision-making.|
|Origin – Origin is a digital marketplace directly connecting fixed income investors with large corporate borrowers in the bond market.|
|Post-Quantum – Post-Quantum protects the world’s information by enforcing data confidentiality, authenticity and access control for now and the future.|
|Ravelin – Ravelin provides real time fraud detection for e-commerce.|
|Safello – Bitcoin spending platform, which has already enrolled over 20,000 users across Europe.|
|Stockfuse – Stockfuse is a revolutionary candidate evaluation and talent development platform, employing gamification technology to bring skill-based recruitment to the financial services industry.|