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Opportunity Networks: Solving The Problem Of Trade Barriers In A Transparency-Lacking World

Opportunity Networks: Solving The Problem Of Trade Barriers In A Transparency-Lacking World

It's almost that time of year.

The 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is a competition to showcase the companies with the most impressive technology that are paving the future in financial services and capital markets.

To get you prepared for this year's awards, Benzinga will profile each fintech company that has applied. Want to get involved? Submit your company here. For this installment, we spoke with Opportunity Network's Co-Founder and Chief Communications Officer Enrica Sighinolfi.

Opportunity Network

What does your company do? What unique problem does it solve?

Enrica Sighinolfi: Opportunity Network is a business matchmaking platform that connects banks' best clients — companies' CEOs and HNWIs — from all over the world. We solve the problem of trade barriers mainly caused by lack of transparency in different markets.

Who are your customers?

Enrica Sighinolfi: Banks, companies' CEOs and HNWIs.

How long have you been in business?

Enrica Sighinolfi: 2.5 years.

Where are you located?

Enrica Sighinolfi: Headquartered in London with offices in Barcelona and New York and local presence in over 25 countries.

Who is your company's leadership? What kind of experience do they have?

Our Executive Team:

  • Brian Pallas, CEO and founder: BCG Alumnus, Columbia MBA 2014, part of WEF Expert Network.
  • Julia Puig, chief commercial officer and founding member: ESADE, ex Globalpraxis.
  • Alvaro Marin, head of operations and founding member: Franklin & Marshall College + Columbia University.
  • Myself, chief people officer and founding member: BCG Alumna, LUISS & ESCP graduate, WEF Global Shaper and part of WEF Expert Network.

Is there anything else Benzinga should know about your company?

Enrica Sighinolfi: We hosted over $35 billion of deal flow and we bridged thousands of connections among companies and investors from nearly 130 countries.

If you’re looking for cool fintech startups and access to top financial institutions, and are sick of attending stuffy corporate conferences, the Benzinga Global Fintech Awards is the event for you. From its first year in 2015, the competition grew to over 250 applicants and over 500 attendees in 2016.

Connect with us on social media — use the hashtag #BZAwards and #Fintech to spread the word!


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