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Over 200 Fintech Startup Finalists to Celebrate Worldwide Fintech Innovation at the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards in New York City May 11

Benzinga Announces Finalists for 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards; Over 200 Companies Will Compete at Fintech's Premier Event in New York City May 11

DETROIT, MI / ACCESSWIRE / April 17, 2017 / Benzinga, a leading online financial media publication and data provider, announced today the finalists for the 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards.

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is the largest fintech event focusing on the capital markets. In its third year, Benzinga has expanded the event's purview to the global stage, bringing over 200 companies to New York City from countries including India, Israel, Poland, and Singapore.

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards finalists were chosen by their peers in a social voting competition. In all, 372 companies applied to the competition, and 225 finalists received over 100,000 votes to advance to the judging round.

Finalists will soon enter the judging stage of the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards competition. A judging board of more than 30 leaders in every fintech vertical will rank the finalists in terms of how innovative their products are and their potential to reshape the finance industry.

The judging panel includes an "unprecedented" level of fintech talent, such as current and former C-suite executives of financial institutions like Morningstar and Thomson Reuters, as well as many leading investors, VCs, television personalities and financial innovators of all stripes. Firms from DE Shaw and J.P. Morgan to TD Ameritrade and Fidelity are all contributing insight and mentorship to the 225 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards finalists.

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards finalists, by category:

Best Use of Alternative Investments Platform, Tool, or App

  • BankerBay
  • CFX Markets
  • ClearVest Advisers, LLC
  • CoolMellon
  • Entrex
  • Equitise
  • Frictionless Healthcare Finance
  • Income&
  • Kettera Strategies
  • Mercury Capital Advisors
  • SAF Platform
  • Seedrs
  • Swaper
  • YieldStreet

Best Analysis Platform, Tool, or App

  • Alpha Hat
  • Artivest
  • BondCliQ
  • ChartYourTrade
  • F.A.S.T. Graphs
  • NewsHedge
  • Novus
  • Orchard Platform
  • Polly Portfolio
  • TradingView
  • Web Financial Group
  • Ycharts

Best Digital Mortgage or Real Estate Platform, Tool, or App

  • Brickvest
  • BRICKX
  • BuildFax
  • Cadre
  • Morty
  • Neat Capital
  • Neighborhood Pay Services
  • PeerStreet
  • Quicken Loans / Rocket Mortgage
  • RealtyMogul
  • RealtyShares
  • Unison Home Ownership Investors

Best Education & Personal Finance Platform, Tool, or App

  • BillGO
  • Clarity Money
  • Copper Street
  • Dream Forward 401(k)
  • FinTech Business School
  • MoneyLion
  • Shift
  • SmartAsset
  • TradeBench

Best Financial Advisor or Wealth Management Platform, Tool, or App

  • Advisor Engine
  • ALBRIDGE
  • Backstop Solutions Group
  • BaseVenture
  • CBOE Vest
  • FUNDBASE
  • LendingCalc
  • Mil Advisor
  • MyVest
  • ORION
  • RobustWealth
  • STRATIFI
  • Truelytics

Best Forex Platform, Tool, or App

  • Fortex
  • FXPRIMUS
  • FXStreet
  • Markets.com
  • MarketsFactory.com
  • MobyTrader
  • Remitly
  • TF Global Markets
  • uChange

Best InsurTech Platform, Tool, or App

  • Aclaimant
  • Bought By Many
  • Coverfy
  • CoverWallet
  • Embroker
  • FitSense
  • Insureon
  • League
  • Life.io
  • Neuroprofiler
  • Senteri
  • UnBrokerage
  • WeSavvy

Best Lending Platform, Tool, or App

  • Bizfi
  • Datanomers
  • Global Debt Registry
  • IdFinance
  • InterNex Capital
  • MYJAR
  • P2Binvestor
  • PayMe
  • Rubique
  • Stilt
  • Suretly
  • Think Money
  • TWINO

Best Proprietary Technology or APIs

  • Alpha Exchange
  • Connamara Systems
  • Dataminr
  • Finicity
  • Nomad COnnection
  • OpenFin
  • OptionsCity
  • Overbond
  • Push Payments
  • Quovo
  • Redtail Technology
  • Tradier
  • Xignite

Best RegTech Platform, Tool, or App

  • AQMetrics
  • AU10TIX
  • ComplyAdvantage
  • ComplySci
  • Neurensic
  • Qumram
  • Rippleshot
  • ThetaRay
  • Trulioo
  • Trunomi
  • Uniken

Best Research Platform, Tool, or App

  • AlphaSense
  • FinanceBoards
  • MackeyRMS
  • OptionMetrics
  • PitchBook
  • Slingshot Insights
  • Sqoop
  • Street Diligence
  • Virtual Cove

Best Robo Advisor

  • Betterment
  • Clinc
  • Exeria
  • Gravity Investments
  • Polaris Portfolios
  • Scalable Capital
  • Unicorn Bay
  • Vestwell
  • Ways2Wealth
  • Wealthfront
  • Wealthsimple
  • WiseBanyan

Best Trading Execution or Brokerage Platform

  • DriveWealth
  • Fidelity
  • FINVASIA
  • Lime Brokerage (Wedbush)
  • m1 Finance
  • OptionsHouse
  • SelfWealth
  • Sterling Trading Tech
  • StocksToTrade
  • T3 Live
  • TD Ameritrade (AMTD)

Best Trading Idea Platform, Tool, or App

  • ADVFN
  • Alpaca
  • BullBoard
  • Chaikin Analytics
  • Equities.com
  • iStockPicker
  • SharingAlpha
  • Stocks For The Week
  • TalkMarkets
  • Ticker.tv
  • TickerTags
  • Trade Ideas
  • Tradespoon
  • Trumid Financial
  • Vest Cycle
  • Vetr

Best Under-banked or Emerging Market Solution

  • Amplify
  • Billmo, LLC
  • Eastpesa Limited
  • Elevate
  • FarmDrive
  • Ovamba
  • PayActiv
  • Ping Express
  • WorldRemit

Best Use of Blockchain or Bitcoins

  • AlphaPoint
  • Blockchain
  • Brave New Coin
  • I/O Digital
  • Melonport
  • Netcoins
  • Paxos
  • Purse
  • Remitt
  • SecureKey Technologies

Finding Alpha

  • AlphaStreet
  • Cindicator
  • Croudify
  • DarcMatter
  • ExtractAlpha
  • Kavout
  • PortfolioEffect
  • Prattle
  • PureFunds
  • RelateTheNews
  • SavaNet
  • Tradagon
  • Visible Alpha

Institutional Innovators

  • Bond Price Validation
  • Bridge Financial Technology
  • ChartIQ
  • Cloud9 Technologies
  • Intro-act
  • Marstone, Inc.
  • Opportunity Network
  • Veriday

Investing In Millennials

  • Aspiration
  • EZMCOM Inc
  • GRAIN
  • Lean Financial
  • MATADOR
  • Payscape
  • SprinkleBit
  • STASH

Leveling the Playing Field

  • CALL LEVELS
  • Capitali.se
  • Click IPO Securities
  • DIY.Fund
  • EnergyFunders
  • finbox.io
  • IEX
  • OptaCredit Fintech Private Limited
  • trigger

Solving Problems Through Payments

  • Alipay
  • CHeckbook.io
  • disburze
  • PayKey
  • Payment Rails
  • RenovITe Technologies Inc
  • Sharepay
  • Soundpays
  • Spendesk
  • SWITCH Inc
  • Zebit
  • ZOOZ

The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards judges include:

  • Pete Casella, Point72 Ventures
  • Adam Boyden, RPM Ventures
  • Amir Goldman, Susquehanna Growth Equity Partners
  • Yin Luo, Wolfe Research
  • Nathan Richardson, TradeIt
  • David Teten, ff Venture Capital
  • James Altucher
  • Tim Seymour, CNBC
  • Vicki Walia, Alliance-Bernstein
  • Bill Libby, Goldman Sachs (GS)
  • Kim Trautmann, DRW VC
  • Seth Merrin, LiquidNet
  • Steve Lau, WorldQuant Ventures
  • Matt Harris, Bain Capital Ventures
  • Tricia Rothschild, Morningstar
  • Charlie Hartel, Yahoo! Finance (YHOO)
  • Ed Skolarus, Investor's Business Daily
  • Gene Munster, Loup Ventures
  • Ken Scichiano, TA Associates
  • Nicholas Britz, Google Finance
  • Bill Nosal, NASDAQ
  • John Hart, TD Ameritrade (AMTD)
  • Alex Wong, DE Shaw Ventures
  • Kelli Keough, J.P. Morgan Chase
  • Matt Hatch, E&Y
  • Jennifer Samalis, Fidelity
  • David Jegen, F Prime Capital
  • Man Mahjouri, Tradeworx
  • Philip Brittan, Fmr. Thomson Reuters
  • Sue Britton, Fintech Growth Syndicate
  • Jeff Chiapetta, Charles Schwab
  • Sonny Singh, BitPay

Media Information:

Spencer White
events@benzinga.com (for media email inquiries please put "MEDIA" at the beginning of the subject line)
313-723-2000

About Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

Designed to uncover the most innovative companies within the financial technology capital markets sector, the Benzinga Fintech Awards provide winning finalists with new opportunities for growth and exposure. For last year's winners, please visit www.benzingafintechawards.com or use the hashtag #BZAwards.

About Benzinga

Benzinga is a leading originator of actionable financial insights for traders and investors. Benzinga's news desk is constantly breaking stories and moving billions of dollars of market capitalization through its real-time terminal, Benzinga Pro. Benzinga's original content is syndicated to 70 partner websites, such as Yahoo! Inc.'s Yahoo! Finance, Microsoft Corporation's MSN, CNNMoney, Fox Business, Marketwatch, and more. Benzinga is the leading provider of news to the North American brokerage community, with a client list including TD Ameritrade, LightSpeed, TradeKing, and many more. The company is headquartered in downtown Detroit and dedicated to driving Detroit's renaissance. For more information, check out Benzinga.com, Cloud.Benzinga.com, and Pro.Benzinga.com.

SOURCE: Benzinga