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Finalists Announced For Benzinga Fintech Awards


New York, New York - March 5, 2015 - Benzinga, a leading online financial media outlet, announced today the nominees for the Benzinga Fintech Awards. Candidates are up for the $1,000,000 in prizes and services Benzinga is giving away. The winners will be announced at the Fintech Awards Gala and Expo, a 'must attend' event taking place on April 8th in New York City that will feature outstanding innovation in financial technology that is specific to the capital markets.

Although no companies were restricted from applying, only the ones operating within the capital markets space were nominated for the various award categories, and some have the chance to win multiple awards.

The winners will be determined by an esteemed panel of judges that include Josh Brown of Ritholz Wealth Management, Steve Ehrlich of Honos Financial, Ron Insana of CNBC, Andrew Ackerman of DreamIt New York, Charlie Kroll of Ellevate Financial, and Kyle Bazzy of Benzinga. Several surprise industry leaders will be presenting the awards and meeting with exhibitors.

Others in attendance will include many C-suite executives, company founders, hedge fund managers, investors, venture capital firms, data engineers, business development and product managers from startups and established companies.

And the nominees are...


Creating Proprietary Data – Best in Class

Estimize, Vetr, iBillionaire, GovBrain, and Market Prophit.

Trade Recommendations – Best in Class

TipRanks, Cappio, I Know First, and iStockAlerts.


Research Platforms & Tools – Best in Class

Likefolio, Morningstar, Spiking, ChartYourTrade, StockFlare, DailyAlts, Newshedge, TwelveLabs, and Vuru.

Stock or Option Screeners – Best in Class

Quantcha, OptionsPlay, Option Samurai, Stock Rover, and Trade Ideas.


Analysis Tools – Best in Class

Stockflare, Trade Ideas, ChartIQ, Capital Market Labs, and ChartLabPro.


Robo Advisor Tool – Best in Class

Betterment, Personal Capital, Acorns, and iQuantifi.

Investment Vehicle

Alternative Investment – Best in Class

Motif Investing, Darwinex, HedgeCoVest, EquityZen, and CircleUp

Special Categories

Best Enterprise Solution

QuoteMedia, Quants Trading, HedgeSpa, Advizr, Sein Analytics, nCino, Trunomi, InvestCloud, Luxoft Holding, Intralinks, and

Best Use of the Crowd

Darwinex, InvestFeed, NVestly, Tip'd Off, Openfolio, Stockfuse, Thinknum, Vetr, and Estimize.

Founder of the Year

Leigh Drogen of Estimize, Hardeep Walia of Motif Investing, Jon Stein of Betterment, Walter and Jeff Cruttenden of Acorns.

Most Promising Startup

Estimize, TagniFi, Capital Market Labs, Thinknum, and Stockfuse.

A Penny Saved, A Penny Earned

Motif Investing, Betterment, Personal Capital, Acorns, iQuantifi, and TagniFi

Most Disruptive

Motif Investing, Estimize, and HedgeCoVest.

Special Achievement – Educational Initiative

TD Ameritrade U (Bringing trading to the classroom).

Special Achievement – Innovative Trade Execution

E*Trade (Browser trading web app).

To learn more about the finalist selection process, please visit

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About Benzinga Fintech Awards

Designed to uncover the most innovative companies within the financial technology capital markets sector, the Benzinga Fintech Awards will provide the winning finalist companies with new opportunities for growth. Benzinga is giving out over $1,000,000 in total prizes and services, which includes a grand prize of 5 million ad impressions on and a one-year Benzinga Cloud news & data license subscription.

About Benzinga

Benzinga is a leader in financial technology via operation of its three brands. Trusted by millions each month, features actionable news and analysis. Benzinga Professional is the premier real time news and data platform trusted to power the largest companies of finance. Marketfy is a financial marketplace which allows investment experts to seamlessly build products and tools for investors.

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