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Here Are The Finalists For Best Proprietary Platform Or API At The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards


The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards are a yearly showcase of the greatest advances in fintech from leaders and visionaries in the worlds of finance and technology. This year, we have executives, developers and innovators from the likes of Facebook, Amazon, IBM, JP Morgan, Zelle, TD Ameritrade, TradeStation, Fidelity and so many more attending the Oscars of Fintech.

The BZ Awards are half party, half business development bonanza—they’re a rare chance to meet and network with everyone in finance from CNBC’s Josh Brown to the head of financial services at Facebook to the heads of trading at every major brokerage.

To offer more clarity on who is competing for the prize of most innovative in each category, Benzinga is breaking out the finalists in each category and offering more information about what they do.

The finalists for the Best Proprietary Platform or API category are:

CEO: Matthew Cheung
Description: ipushpull is a data sharing and collaboration platform.

Singular Banking
CEO: Cristian Melendez
Description: Singular Banking makes digital banking a reality.

Everysk Technologies
CEO: Allan Brik
Description: Everysk Technologies provide smart portfolios for professional investors.

CEO: Simon Edstrom
Description: Instantor provides innovative online identification and financial data reports based on real-time technology, providing insight to customer’s financial situation (i.e. salary level, spending habits, payday loans, other credits and gambling etc.) over the last 12 months.

CEO: Kendrick Wakeman
Description: Launched in April 2017, FinRiverTM offers robust risk analytics, investment analytics and proprietary data sets to financial technology platforms via lightning-fast APIs. FinRiver is powered by FinMason’s proprietary technology, the Algonath: the largest, most scalable independent investment analytics platform in the world.

VSoft Corporation
CEO: Murthy Veeraghanta
Description: For more than 20 years, VSoft has offered platform-based services for the banking and financial services industry. Arya, VSoft’s premier product, which was launched earlier this year, is an intelligent, open architecture digital services platform for both personal and business account holders.

CEO: Markus Lampinen
Description: Difitek provides a Platform as a Service (PaaS) for building new finance products and applications. Customers can access dozens of online services through a single API, and connect them together using our Intelligent Connectivity Layer to create smart, automated workflows to manage: user onboarding, KYC and AML, deal origination, screening and approval payments, e-wallets and escrow, accounts investments and deal rooms, closing and settling offerings, secondary markets, repayment schedules.

CEO: Steve Toland
Description: TransFICC focuses on low latency connectivity for banks and asset managers trading in Fixed Income and Derivatives markets.

Redtail Technology
CEO: Brian McLaughlin
Description: Redtail Technology is the leader in Web-Based Client Relationship Management solutions for the financial adviser. Redtail is bringing next-generation technology to the financial adviser to help them better manage their client base so that they have more time, earn more money and have more fun!

CEO: Salil Donde
Description: AlphaPoint is a technology company helping capital markets firms make illiquid assets liquid. It provides institutions enterprise-grade blockchain networks allowing customers to digitize assets, launch markets, and manage assets.

Apex Clearing
CEO: William Capuzzi
Description: Apex Clearing prides itself on innovative thinking and is focused on empowering the digital revolution in the financial services space. The company’s API ecosystem has been the launch pad for the first wave of digital wealth disruptors.

CEO: Tom Villante
Description: YapStone is a global provider of online and mobile payment solutions for global marketplaces and large vertical markets.

CEO: Steve Smith
Description: Finicity is a leading financial data aggregation and insight provider. It has developed over 16,000 financial institution integrations, giving us a leadership position in financial account coverage.

CEO: Patrick Nangle
Description: Modo securely and fairly conducts the exchange of payment event data on behalf of banks, payments networks and providers navigating the fintech frontier. Payment events are everything before, during, or after a transaction.

CEO: Alex Malyshev

Description:​ ​ is the Core Payment Platform wrapped into 300+ APIs.  It enables payment providers, FinTech entrepreneurs & banks to launch payment or loyalty products saving time 10x, and decreasing 90% of CAPEX. allows clients to build multiple payment products on top of their APIs: Payment Services, E-wallet, P2P Money Transfer, Currency Exchange, and much more. 
CEO: Kumesh Aroomoogan
Description: Accern is a predictive analytics startup that consolidates over 1 billion websites including news, blogs, social media platforms, SEC filings, and even premium news feeds such as Dow Jones Factiva to drive early trading decisions for their quant and hedge fund customers.

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