The 2015 Benzinga Fintech Award Winners

On Wednesday, April 8, the Benzinga Fintech Awards took place in New York City. The idea behind it was finding the “Most Innovative Fintech Company.” Businesses came together to demo their technology to the leaders and executives at the top financial and capital market firms.

In attendance were more than 50 CEOs, over 100 fintech companies, about 20 venture capital firms, 10 major U.S. retail brokerages, four fintech accelerators and the relevant media and press outlets.

Missed it? Wish you didn’t? Check out our live stream here.

Below, the complete list of winners.

Overall Winners

1st place – HedgeCoVest: A revolutionary platform that allows investors to replicate hedge funds in their brokerage account.

2nd place – GovBrain: A system of web applications that searches U.S., state, local and international government web sites, including political and financial news sources. It then links the info to individual equities or bonds, and predicts their price moves.

3rd place – Capital Market Labs: Harnesses the power of visual and ‘living’ data to support investment decisions.

Idea Generation

Creating Proprietary Data

Best in Class - Estimize

Runner-up - Market Prophit

Trade Recommendations

Best in Class - TipRanks

Runner-up - Cappio

Research Platforms & Tools

Best in Class - Likefolio

Runner-up – Morningstar

Stock or Option Screeners

Best in Class - Trade Ideas

Runner-up –Option Samurai

Analysis Tools

Best in Class - ChartIQ

Runner-up –ChartLabPro

Robo Advisor Tools

Best in Class - Betterment

Runner-up – Personal Capital

Investment Vehicle

Alternative Investment

Best in Class - HedgeCoVest

Runner-up –EquityZen

Special Categories

Best Enterprise Solution

Best in Class - InvestCloud

Runner-up –Advizr

Best Use of the Crowd

Best in Class - Vetr

Runner-up –Openfolio

Founder of the Year

Best in Class - Jon Stein of Betterment

Runner-up – Leigh Drogen of Estimize

Most Promising Startup

Best in Class - Estimize

Runner-up – TagniFi

A Penny Saved, A Penny Earned

Best in Class - Acorns

Runner-up –Betterment

Most Disruptive

Best in Class - Motif Investing

Runner-up –HedgeCoVest

Special Achievement – Educational Initiative

TD Ameritrade U (Bringing trading to the classroom)

Special Achievement – Innovative Trade Execution

E*TRADE (Browser trading web app)

Read our updated review of TD Ameritrade.

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