Here Are Your 2016 Benzinga Fintech Award Winners

The second annual Benzinga Fintech Awards were held Tuesday night, recognizing the companies and individuals who have shown the most innovation in the last year. 

Over 250 companies from five countries applied for the 18 awards given out at this year's gala, which was attended by some of the biggest venture capitalist firms, hedge funds, brokerages, and media outlets from across the industry.

“I would like to personally congratulate all the winners of this year’s Benzinga Fintech Awards,” said Benzinga founder and CEO Jason Raznick. “They all demonstrated the kind of forward thinking and product development that will move our industry forward for years to come.”

Without further ado, here are your winners: 

Best Educational Tools & Services
Winner: SmartAsset

Lending & Alternative Investments
Winner: ZestFinance
Runner up: WealthForge
Honorable mention: Artivest, Fundrise, Monatarex

Trade Ideas Platforms & Rooms (presented by Modern Trader)
Winner: Vetr
Runner up: Recognia

Innovation In Mobile (presented by OptionsHouse)
Winner: Scout Finance
Runner up: Call Levels
Honorable mention: TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader, DriveWealth Passport, Stash Invest

Robo Advisor & Wealth Management Tools (presented by Apex Investing)
Winner: Aspiration
Runner up: ClearServe

Proprietary Technology & APIs (presented by Bain Capital)
Winner: Trunomi

Analysis Platform, Apps & Tools (presented by Investing Channel)
Winner: FT Options

Finding Alpha (presented by Xignite)
Winner: Exeria

Research Platforms, Apps & Tools (presented by Berkery Noyes)
Winner: Visible Alpha
Runner up: TipRanks
Honorable mention: AlphaSense

Leveling The Playing Field (presented by TD Ameritrade)
Winner: Loyal3
Runner up: Electronifie
Honorable mention: Our Crowd, Harvest Exchange, IEX

Most Promising Startup (presented by Marlin & Associates)
Winner: Trunomi

Most Disruptive (presented by Nasdaq)
Winner: FeeX

Founder of the Year (presented by WorldQuant)
Chris Camillo - TickerTags

Outstanding Military Veteran In Fintech (presented by PNC and RecruitMilitary)
Randy Vollen - PNC

Best In Show Exhibitor (as voted on by event attendees)

Amenity Analytics

1st Place Overall
Visible Alpha

2nd Place Overall

3rd Place Overall

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