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Benzinga Unveils Fintech Innovators To Be Honored At 5th Annual Fintech Awards

Benzinga Unveils Fintech Innovators To Be Honored At 5th Annual Fintech Awards

In preparation for the biggest Benzinga Global Fintech Awards to date, Benzinga is unveiling the winners of the fifth annual event that will be honored Nov. 19 in New York City. Benzinga has been honoring the best in fintech for five years.

This year, Benzinga is recognizing the award winners for the advancements they’re making in financial technology. From deeply established companies to the newest startups, this group is impacting sectors like payments, banking, investing, technology and financial literacy.

The Benzinga Fintech List is comprised of 150 carefully vetted and renowned companies and executives who are striving to revolutionize the fintech industry. Check out the Listmakers here. This year, Benzinga is proud to join forces with Envestnet | Yodlee to facilitate the most beneficial education and impactful networking in the space.

Benzinga will also recognize a select few companies and people for their overall contributions and achievements in the industry live on the stage on Nov. 19. “We’re recognizing the companies that will define the future of our financial lives,” says Benzinga CEO Jason Raznick.

“Since the inaugural Benzinga Fintech Awards in 2015, our listmakers have closed $300 million in deals and partnered with some of the biggest players in the industry. We look forward to honoring these players for years to come, as well as finding the next generation of fintech."

Below are the official 2019 Benzinga Fintech Listmakers in the order the company was founded:

Best AI Platform:

  • Brighterion
  • Alexandria Technology
  • Yewno|Edge
  • ClauseMatch
  • Truvalue Labs
  • 7 Chord Inc.
  • Stocksnips Inc

Best Data Analysis Tool:

  • Finicity
  • Trading Central
  • M Science
  • Trade Ideas LLC
  • TAS Market Profile
  • T-REX
  • TipRanks Ltd.
  • Elsen
  • Accern
  • Datavore

Influential Data Scientist:

  • Mark Temple-Raston, Precision Alpha
  • Dr. Lipa Roitman, I Know FIrst
  • Giadha Aguirre de Carcer, New Frontier Data
  • Travis Korte, Ethic
  • Roy Lowrance, 7 Chord

Best API:

  • Barchart
  • Bambu
  • Square
  • Stripe
  • Plaid
  • ClickSwitch
  • Vestwell
  • Alpaca

Best Digital Bank:

  • Radius Bank
  • Green Dot
  • Mogo Inc.
  • Wise Company
  • MoneyLion
  • Hypur Inc
  • Oxygen
  • Payzel

Best Accelerator:

  • YCombinator
  • Plug and Play
  • MassChallenge
  • Fintech Sandbox

Most Innovative Lender:

  • Rocket Mortgage
  • Kabbage
  • Funding Circle
  • SoFi
  • HomeLight

Best Alternative Investments:

  • CAIS
  • Cadre
  • CrowdStreet
  • YieldStreet
  • Forge
  • Roofstock
  • Rally Rd.
  • Voyager

Best Brokerage for Beginners:

  • Firstrade
  • Ally Invest
  • Robinhood
  • Voleo
  • Webull
  • Public
  • You Invest by J.P. Morgan
  • Trade App
  • Dough

Best Brokerage for Options Trading:

  • Fidelity
  • TD Ameritrade
  • eOption
  • Merrill Edge
  • tastytrade
  • Gatsby

Best Brokerage for Trading Futures:

  • RJO Futures
  • TradeStation
  • Lime Brokerage
  • NinjaTrader
  • Tradovate

Best Canadian Brokerage:

  • BMO (Bank of Montreal)
  • Scotia iTrade
  • RBC Direct Investing
  • CIBC Investor's Edge
  • Desjardins Online Brokerage (Disnat)
  • TD Direct Investing
  • National Bank Direct Brokerage
  • Questrade

Best Robo-Advisor:

  • Charles Schwab
  • Titan
  • Folio Financial, Inc
  • Betterment
  • Weathfront
  • WealthBar
  • Human Interest
  • M1

Best Trading Technology:

  • Sterling Trading Tech
  • DAS Trader
  • BioPharmCatalyst
  • ETNA Stock Trading API
  • TradingView
  • TradeZero
  • AlphaPoint

Best Wealth Management Software:

  • YCharts
  • IonTuition
  • DriveWealth
  • Oranj
  • Ethic
  • Steady

Most Impactful Brokerage Executive:

  • Abigail Johnson, Fidelity
  • Barry Metzger, Schwab
  • Steve Quirk, TD Ameritrade
  • Milan Galik, Interactive Brokers
  • Kelli Keough, J.P. Morgan
  • Tom Sosnoff, tastytrade
  • Anthony Denier, Webull

Best Lending Platform:

  • Deserve
  • Credibly
  • Fundera
  • Even Financial
  • LendingPoint
  • Become

Best Financial Literacy Tool:

  • Online Trading Academy
  • Forex Analytix
  • Option Alpha
  • Warrior Trading
  • Bear Bull Traders
  • Green Check
  • Digs

Best New Product:

  • dxFeed
  • ComplySci
  • Bitvore
  • Chaikin Power Gauge ETF Rating
  • Sequentum Inc.
  • Autobooks
  • Noonum
  • Dama Financial
  • Stackfolio
  • causaLens

Lifetime Achievement:

  • Charles Schwab, Charles Schwab
  • Thomas Peterffy, Interactive Brokers

Best Payments App:

  • VersaPay Corporation
  • Fundbox
  • DailyPay, Inc.
  • myGini
  • Extend

Best Use of Blockchain:

  • Modulus Global
  • Telos Network
  • Veem
  • Hydrogen Molecule

Complete results of the Benzinga Fintech Awards, including company profiles and an interactive database, can be found here. 

Related Links: 

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