Will Harris, Founder of Gmaven, tells us about their experience with Matchi:
Dear fellow innovator,
My name is Will Harris, Founder of Gmaven. Here is my experience with Matchi:
Matchi contacted me and explained the role they play in connecting innovators with innovative banks. Matchi’s value proposition: to close the crucial sales last mile with a beachhead customer. As a business currently operating in the innovator/early adopter segment of our industry’s technology adoption life cycle, this is first prize stuff.
Based on a paper published by Accenture, Tech City News reports that London may soon grow into one of the world's most important clusters of financial technology startups. Investment in fintech in the UK and Ireland grew twice as fast as similar companies in the Silicon Valley. In 2013 alone, investment increased to $265 million. Julian Skan, Managing Director of Accenture's Fintech Innovation Lab, based at Level39, believes that there are still challenges and says:
For a relatively new sector, fintech is developing fast. But, it is harder to raise funding, and entrepreneurs are less focused on commercializing new ideas than in the US. It is also difficult for small entrepreneurial companies to gain entry to big global banks.- Julian Skan, Managing Director of Accenture's Fintech Innovation Lab
Read the full article: London becomes Europe's Fintech Capital.
e4 recently registered one of its latest innovations, Stordoc, onto Matchi – an innovation matchmaking platform that has been making waves recently at FinovateAsia 2013 and at FinovateEurope 2014 in London last month.
Stordoc a product of e4 and is a leading FICA/KYC and document management system used in South Africa by the country’s largest banks. The unique solution addresses one of the main back office processing issues for banks which deals with a mass influx of documents from third party channels. Stordoc significantly reduces turnaround times for banking personnel and headcount, while simultaneously increasing overall compliance levels.
18 February 2014
Matchi, a global innovation platform for banks and innovators announced last week at FinovateEurope, it has signed a three year sponsorship agreement with CaixaBank. According to the terms of the deal, CaixaBank will be the only financial institution to be granted sponsorship rights in Spain.
Matchi launched its global innovation matchmaking platform last week at FinovateAsia in Singapore. The platform enables innovators to showcase their latest innovations and banks to purchase these banking innovations from anywhere in the world.
Video of the launch of the Matchi Innovation Platform for financial services at Finovate Asia 2013!
Presented by Warren Bond (Founding Partner, Matchi) and Gerrit Hoekstra (CTO, Matchi).
Matchi offers unprecedented collaboration opportunities for banks globally and provides the perfect forum for vendors and innovators to ‘match-make’ their innovation to a financial institution anywhere in the world.