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Panels & Fireside Chats

Keynote with Anand Sanwal CEO CB Insights

Legacy financial service firms/incumbents are in trouble: startups and new technologies like blockchain are eating their lunch, millennials distrust traditional banks, and consumers are demanding online, on-demand, and mobile financial and insurance solutions. Can the biggest players in the space remain competitive and attack these new challenges? Or are they destined to go the way of the dinosaur? CB Insights’ CEO delves into partnerships, disruptive trends, traditional and corporate VCs, and more.

What’s Next in Insurance Tech?

The traditional insurance world is riddled with structural issues tracing back to its almost-100-year history. How are massive, slow-moving incumbents going to court new customers in an increasingly online, on-demand, and mobile world? What about conflicts of interests? Says Dan Schreiber: “Every dollar insurance companies pay out is one less for their bottom line…conflicts of interest don’t get more entrentched than that.” Includes Dan Schreiber (Lemonade CEO), Dan Reed (Managing Director of American Family Ventures), and Kevin Kerridge (Small Business Direct & Partnerships at Hiscox), moderated by Ian Kar of Quartz.


Daniel Schreiber, Lemonade CEO

Dan Reed, American Family Ventures Managing Director

Kevin Kerridge, Hiscox Executive Vice President

Moderator: Ian Kar, Quartz Finance Reporter

How Alternative Data is Going to Change Institutional Investing

It’s all about data as Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck discusses alternative data and big data at the Future of Fintech Conference. Jeff is joined by Matthew Granade (Chief Market Intelligence Officer, Point72 Asset Management), Bertrand Schmitt (CEO and co­founder of App Annie), and moderator Robin Wigglesworth (Financial Times). The four tackle the rise of big data, talk about which data sources are most valuable, and reveal which ones they’d really like to get their hands on. They also cover what they see as changing the industry, like how the internet of things will open new data sources and give users and companies more data.


Jeff Glueck, Foursquare CEO

Bertrand Schmitt, App Annie CEO and Co-founder

Matthew Granade, Point72 Asset Management CMO

Moderator: Robin Wigglesworth, Financial Times Editor

Fireside Chat with Joe Lonsdale, Co-founder Palantir

Palantir Co-Founder and 8VC partner Joe Lonsdale discusses fintech trends, hyperloop, real estate, and disruption at the Future of Fintech Conference. Moderated by Robin Wigglesworth. How will Hyperloop change the face of ports and cities in the future? Financial incumbents have grown up in a variety of very stratified ways; new technological solutions could help bring them together to help consumers, companies, and maybe even the world. The future will be data driven.

Joe Lonsdale, Palantir Co-Founder and 8VC Partner

Moderator: Robin Wigglesworth, Financial Times Editor

Cutting Out the Middle Man: How Marketplaces are Disrupting Financing

Sequoia VC Pat Grady and company discuss the evolution of lending marketplaces. Peer-to-peer lenders (tech-enabled platforms that directly connect borrowers and lenders and use algorithms to price loans) may be the ultimate unbundlers of banks’ consumer loan operations. Using proprietary data and algorithms instead of traditional underwriting sidesteps the costs of massive brick-and-mortar retail operations. The panelists— Katheryn Petralia (co­founder and COO of Kabbage), Run Suber (president of Prosper), and Sequoia VC Pat Grady—agree that industry consolidation was inevitable. Moderated by John Marino from CNBC.

Pat Grady, Sequoia Capital Partner

Ron Suber, Prosper President

Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage Co-founder and COO

Moderator: John Marino, CNBC Wallstreet Reporter

Fireside Chat with Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures

Legendary VC Fred Wilson: “I hate corporate investing…it’s stupid. Corporations should BUY companies. [Startups that take corporate money] are doing business with the devil.” Corporate VCs, VCs, corporate venture capital, traditional venture capital, blockchain, and data sources discussed on stage at the Future of Fintech Conference.

Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures Partner

Moderator: Nathaniel Popper, The New York Times Business Reporter

Fireside Chat Betterment CEO Jon Stein

Betterment CEO Jon Stein talks about the rise of robo-advisers. More and more investors of all sizes are putting their investment needs in the hands of automated advisers (including one Betterment client who has $10M invested with the company). AI advisers represent a huge opportunity for consumer-investors, entrepreneurs and startups, and institutional investors.

Jon Stein, Betterment CEO

Moderator: Julie Verhage, Bloomberg Reporter

Millennials and the Great Wealth Transfer

Millennials distrust banks and want increasingly online and mobile banking solutions. Their spending habits have financial and retail companies worried, but will that behavior last? Josh Brown says that “Millenials WILL eventually start acting like their parents.” Startups and incumbents alike are adopting technical solutions that are changing how Millennials (and everyone else) spend, save, and invest. Featuring Jon Stein (CEO and co-founder of Betterment), Josh Brown (Reformed Broker & MSNBC), John Gardner (CFO, Learnvest). Moderated by Julie Verhage of Bloomberg.

John Gardner, Learnvest CFO

Jon Stein, Betterment CEO and Co-founder

Josh Brown, Reformed Broker 

Moderator: Julie Verhage, Bloomberg Reporter

Unbundling the Bank

Startups are disrupting traditional banking. Over the last 15-20 years, profits in banking have been driven by trading more than any other source, according to Dan Ciporin of Canaan, on stage at the Future of Fintech Conference. Online lenders are making headway, payments companies like Stripe and Venmo are adding users every day, and online-only banks are favored by millennials. How can incumbent banks compete? Find out. Featuring Scarlett Sieber of BBVA, Dan Ciporin of Canaan, and moderated by Jenny Fielding of TechStars.

Scarlett Sieber, BBVA SVP

Dan Ciporin, Canaan General Partner

Moderator: Jenny Fielding, TechStars Managing Director

Lending Is Evolving: the Changing Face of Consumer Credit

53 million americans have no FICO score. New startups are using non-traditional data to determine credit-worthiness and designing new ways to get people the credit they want and need. Opportunities include point-of-sale credit, mortgages, student loans, and more. How will regulators and incumbents adapt to these innovations?

How Startups Can Partner with Financial Services Firms

Handling customer data is a huge risk for banks. Fintech startups often need that data either to offer a new service direct to consumers themselves or to help provide one to the banks. On stage at the Future of Fintech Conference, Karl Abbott of Scotiabank, Jaidev Shergill of Capital One Ventures, and Luis Valdich of Citi discuss the intricacies of startups teaming up with incumbents, moderated by Maria Gotsch of PFNYC. Topics and companies covered include Credit Karma, JP Morgan Chase, OnDeck Capital, blockchain, Citi Ventures, and more.

Karl Abbott, Scotiabank SVP Technology Application Group

Jaidev Shergill, Capital One Ventures Head

Luis Valdich, Citi Ventures Managing Director

Moderator: Maria Gotsch, Partnership Fund for NYC President and CEO

Unusual Suspects Putting the Tech in Fintech

Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others are getting involved in fintech. Brendon Kim of Samsung Global Innovation Center, Nagraj Kashyap of Microsoft Ventures, and Jai Das of Sapphire Ventures discuss big tech companies, big banks, and their fintech rivals. Moderated by Chris Bishko of Omidyar Ventures. Big tech companies like Google and Facebook have consumers’ trust, and they didn’t get into the fintech world to make friends with banks. Topics covered include consumer payments, merchant payments, consumer lending, business lending, insurance, asset management, wealth management, and more.

Brendon Kim, Samsung Global Open Innovation

Nagraj Kashyap, Microsoft Ventures Managing Director

Jai Das, Sapphire Ventures Managing Director

Moderator: Chris Bishko, Omidyar Ventures Partner

The Underbanked Opportunity

People who don’t fit into the traditional banking mold are a huge, untapped market. Fintech startups might just be the ones who know how to serve them. Arjan Schütte of Core Innovation Capital, Matt Harris of Bain Capital, Dr. Alex Lin of Infocomm Investments get to the bottom of this, moderated by Jon Marino of CNBC Fintech startups are offering services that the underbanked need and that traditional banks don’t provide: faster, on-demand service; mobile banking; and more. Find out how these companies are fighting overdraft fees, speeding up access to money, and helping customers that the big banks can’t, don’t, or won’t.

Arjan Schütte, Core Innovation Capital Founder and Managing Partner

Dr. Alex Lin, Infocomm Investments Head

Matt Harris, Bain Capital Ventures Managing Director

Moderator: Jon Marino, CNBC Wall Street Reporter

Fireside Chat with Mario Schlosser CEO Oscar Insurance

Oscar Insurance CEO Mario Schlosser rips on traditional insurance companies and tells why they went full-stack. On stage at the Future of Fintech Conference with Joel Cutler, moderated by Pater Rudegeair. Joel Cutler says that traditional insurance doesn’t meet the needs of consumers anymore and it’s up to insurance tech startups to fill those needs. The two talk Facebook, Google, S&P, deep data, and more.

Mario Schlosser, Oscar Insurance CEO

Joel Culter, General Catalyst Managing Director

Moderator: Peter Rudegeair, The Wall Street Journal Reporter

Fireside Chat with James Hobson COO OnDeck Capital

OnDeck COO James Hobson talks about the challenges facing small business owners seeking financing. OnDeck’s concept: let business owners know that they can find a product that’ll really help them and feel good about taking. He talks about how their relationship with aggregators may change over time, the trials and tribulations of going public, and why it’s not the right move for everyone.

James Hobson, OnDeck Capital COO

Moderator:  Stephen Gandel, Fortune Senior Editor

Fintech’s Next Frontier

Jay Reinemann of BBVA, Will Kohler of Lightspeed Ventures, and Rohit Bodas of American Express Ventures discuss fintech’s nearly limitless potential; moderated by Penny Crosman, American Banker. The financial world is being disrupted by new companies and technologies. Incumbents have been slow to change and adapt. Meanwhile, agile fintech startups are snatching up low-hanging fruit in mobile and online banking, investing, lending, and more. Companies discussed include LearnVest, Northwestern Mutual, SigFig, Betterment, and SnapChat.

Jay Reinemann, Propel Ventures Partner

Will Kohler, Lightspeed Ventures Partner

Rohit Bodes, American Express Ventures Partner

Moderator:  Penny Crosman, American Banker Editor in Chief

The Infrastructure Layer

Lauren Kolodny of Aspect Ventures, Ravi Viswanathan, NEA, and Patricia Kemp of Oak HC/FT discuss fintech’s changing infrastructure layer. “You can mine for gold or you can sell pickaxes.” Blockchain and bitcoin are playing a role in the changing face of finance. Are they here to stay or indicative of larger changes to come? Either way, incumbents need to know about them and where they play into the larger infrastructure schemes of the financial world. Topics covered include blockchain, financial services (both B2B and B2C), Insurance Tech, startups like Plaid, and more. Moderated by Olivia Oran of Thomson Reuters.

Patricia Kemp, Oak HC/FT General Partner

Ravi Viswanathan, NEA General Partner

Lauren Kolodny, Aspect Ventures Principal

Moderator:  Olivia Oran, Thomson Reuters Wall Street Reporter

Evaluating Hidden Risks in Fintech Business Models

Deven Sharma (formerly of S&P), Alan Gallo of American Express, and Liron Gitig of FTV Capital discuss traditional banking risk in the face of fintech disruption on stage at the Future of Fintech Conference. Lending Club and OnDeck are disrupting traditional lending, but how long can newcomers to the fintech space continue to succeed before contending with the challenges that incumbents have had to deal with? With the spectres of a tech bubble bursting or another recession around the corner, risk is on everyone’s mind. Banking and lending, even with the trappings of new technologies, are about trust. How will startups earn this trust?Moderated by Ainsley O’Connell of Fast Company. Topics covered include big banks, lending, mobile banking, and more.

Alan Gallo, American Express CFO

Deven Sharma, Formerly of S&P

Brad Bernstein, FTV Capital Managing Partner

Moderator:  Ainsley O’Connell, Fast Company Reporter



Insurance: The Next Frontier of Fintech

Insurance is a trillion-dollar opportunity. It was inevitable that Fintech/Insurance Tech startups would target this rich sector. CB Insights analyst Matt Wong hits the high points: digital-first insurance companies; online, mobile, and on-demand offerings; connected coverage; drones; challenges facing incumbents; and much more.

Alternative Data Disrupting Institutional Investing

Low-cost sensors have expanded data beyond standard channels. Internet of Things (IoT) devices shed light on real-world behaviors, as do social media, spending histories, and much more. Fintech startups are helping generate this data and also make sense of it. Where will it all lead?

The Fall of Bitcoin and the Rise of Blockchain?

Bitcoin and blockchain are big, buzzworthy terms. Are they the next big thing or a flash in the digital pan? On stage at the Future of Fintech Conference, CB Insights gives you the details on these need-to-know (but not necessarily need-to-have) technologies: distributed, non-government-linked currency and distributed ledgers that help clients know their customers. Startups are shifting away from straight-up currency and toward applications that use blockchain. $496M was invested in these companies in 2015 and finance incumbents are getting involved in the space as well.

The Face of Wealth Is Changing–but how?

The wealth-management landscape is becoming increasingly crowded with fintech startups like Betterment, wealthfront, Stash, Blooom, and countless others soaking up millions in funding (with no signs of stopping in 2016). Millenials are the top targets for these new startups, but even incumbents are turning to robo-advisors and other digital solutions to stay competitive. With acquisitions and innovations happening at an alarming rate, what does the future hold?

Are Tech Companies Eating Big Banks’ Lunches?

Tech companies are more trusted than most big finance firms and incumbents know this. To make matters worse, big banks know this, too. Facebook, Amazon, and Google aren’t getting into finance to make friends with banks. So what’s on the horizon?

Lending Is Evolving: the Changing Face of Consumer Credit

53 million americans have no FICO score. New startups are using non-traditional data to determine credit-worthiness and designing new ways to get people the credit they want and need. Opportunities include point-of-sale credit, mortgages, student loans, and more. How will regulators and incumbents adapt to these innovations?

Fintech Startups Are Disrupting Traditional Lending

Prosper and other fintech startups are disrupting traditional lending. On stage at the Future of Fintech Conference, CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal walks you through the changes in this high-value industry. Lending Club, Prosper, and others are making headways in the space, but there are also challenges. Despite these hurdles, insurance is still a billion-dollar opportunity. Startups aren’t going to just let that money sit on the table.

Unusual Suspects: Tech Companies Encroaching on Finance

Tech companies are more trusted than most big finance firms and incumbents know it. Matt Wong talks about Facebook, Google, Apple, and others getting into the fintech space, both offering services and investing in startups like Gusto, FinanceFox, and more. And it’s not just US companies that are getting involved.

Fintech Startups Partnering with Incumbents

Unbundling is all well and good, but big banks have a ton of customers and the data that fintech startups need, so maybe partnering isn’t such a bad idea. But how? Lending Club, Moven, Trov, Chain, OnDeck, and some others have partnered with big banks already. What will the future hold?

The Next Billion: The Underbanked

Two billion adults worldwide are without a financial institution. On stage at the Future of Fintech Conference, Matt Wong discusses how fintech startups are serving those customers with mobile, online, and on-demand solutions for lending, payments, education loans, and more. Startups Even, Boom, SmartMonie, and others are providing critical services, with huge potential upsides in the future.

Startup Presentations

Embroker: Next-Gen Risk Management Platform

Embroker is a tech driven commercial insurance company that’s radically improving how businesses buy and manage coverage. By leveraging a free online technology platform, data, and the expertise of a team of experienced commercial brokers, Embroker delivers better outcomes.

Matt Miller, Embroker Founder & CEO

Enigma: Scaling Operations with Big Data


At Enigma, we started from the realization that there is an enormous quantity of hidden knowledge locked away in data silos and obscure formats, just waiting to be released. We are building data discovery and analytics tools that make it simple for organizations to liberate their own private data, and for the wider community to explore and build upon Enigma’s own integrated public data platform. We believe data can reveal tremendous things about the world and that it will continue to transform it in the years and decades to come.

Ben Sesser, Enigma Vice President of Operations

EquityZen: Cash for Illiquid Stock

Our mission is to improve the way startup employees are paid by unlocking the value of their equity compensation in a way that benefits all key players: the shareholder, the company, and the investor. Employees should have the opportunity to share in the value they create for their company’s shareholders. This must be accomplished in a manner that keeps the focus on company growth, the number one priority for all stakeholders. Investors that previously couldn’t access late-stage private companies due to investment minimums, can now invest in private growth companies.

Atish Davda, EquityZen CEO

Blooom: 401K Management Made Easy

Blooom is a Registered Investment Advisory firm that was co-founded by a few guys that grew up in the Midwest. With over 30 years of cumulative experience in advising real people with portfolios that have ranged in value from $250 to $100,000,000, odds are we can fix yours too.

Chris Costello, Bloom Co-founder and CEO

AutoGravity: Reinventing Auto Financing with Smartphones

AutoGravity is a FinTech pioneer. We are on a mission to transform the process of financing a car with our unique digital experience. We partner with the world’s leading banks to give you direct control over how you can finance your next car through your smartphone. Offering a simple mobile platform, we can empower you with multiple loan offers and our network of trusted car dealerships. Based in Irvine, CA, AutoGravity is led by a team of digital natives and industry veterans.

Serge Vartanov, AutoGravity Chief Marketing Officer

Cambridge Blockchain: Solving Identity Verification with Blockchain

Cambridge Blockchain’s proprietary software stack is designed for the real-world requirements shared by many “enterprise blockchain” applications. Our target industries have strong needs for identity verification tools, driven by stringent regulatory and commercial requirements. In addition, any blockchain solution must interface with a complex set of legal obligations across multiple jurisdictions where such institutions transact. Our pragmatic, solutions-based approach is unique in the field.

Matthew Commons, Cambridge Blockchain CEO

RDC: Making Compliance Efforts More Efficient With Technology

RDC is a true extension of your organization’s compliance efforts. Our solution is relied on by Fortune 100 companies across a range of industries and combines comprehensive data, a scalable platform, trained analysts and tailored analytics to provide precise risk alerts and ongoing monitoring for enhanced protection and performance. RDC is currently a portfolio company of Bain Capital & Goldman Sachs.

Anurag Mathur, RDC Chief Product Officer

AlphaPoint: Blockchain & the Rise of Collaborative Databases

AlphaPoint is a financial technology company that powers digital asset networks and provides institutions blockchain-enabled solutions to store, track, and trade digital assets. Its secure, scalable, and customizable platform enables customers to deploy blockchain technology to innovate, differentiate, and transform their businesses. AlphaPoint powers over 20 digital asset exchanges on 5 continents, and is led by a seasoned team with 50+ years in financial technology. AlphaPoint has offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

Joe Ventura, AlphaPoint Founder

Everlance: Track Expenses And Miles Automatically

Everlance’s mission is to empower people to pursue the freedom of being self employed by providing them with a platform to access tools and services tailored to them. Our first product is an automated mileage and expense tracking app for freelancers and independent contractors.

Alex Marlantes, Everlance Co-founder and CEO

Moven: A Debit Account That Tracks Your Money For You, Instantly

Moven is described by Wired, Forbes and the New York Times as a “bank of the future”. It’s a whole new way to manage your money, beyond your bank account. The Moven account, card and app work together to help you track, understand and manage your spending. For smartphone users who struggle to manage their finances, Moven is an alternative to traditional bank deposit and payment products with high fees and little value. Moven’s mission is to help everyone improve their spending habits, by showing them how they’re spending, as they’re doing it. Being aware of where you stand all the time makes it easier to make good spending decisions day to day, and improve financial health over time.

Alex Sion, Moven Co-founder

FundRx: The Smartest Way To Invest In Healthcare

FundRx is building the next generation of venture capital for healthcare and life sciences. We work with top physicians and institutions to fund promising companies and advance meaningful medical innovation.

Gurdane Bhutani, FundRx Co-founder and Partner

Insurify: Smarter, Easier Car Insurance

Insurify is the first online car insurance shopping platform, which instantly verifies your customer data to provide intuitive and integrated user experience. We believe that the only way to help people feel comfortable shopping for insurance online is if we can build the brain of a super agent behind our platform. We analyze millions of records, identify patterns and build models to match to your profile. Based on these models, we provide our personalized recommendation to help you make the most confident decision about your coverage and choice of carrier. Our data driven approach helps you save time and money on your insurance every year. How we help you with your car insurance shopping.

Snejina Zacharia, Insurify CEO and Founder

Quilt: Insurance Reinvented For Millenials

Quilt: most millennials are uninsured or under-insured; we want to change this.

Blair Baldwin, Quilt CEO and Co-founder

Sure: On-demand Insurance

Sure is the newest innovation in personal insurance. We’re launching on-demand insurance worldwide in 2016.

Wayne Slavin, Sure CEO and Co-founder

Remitly: The Remittance Company That Saves You Money

Remitly is a mobile payments service that enables consumers to conveniently make person-to-person international money transfers from the United States and Canada. Our online service uses the latest technology and mobile devices to eliminate the forms, codes, agents, extra time, and fees tied to the traditional money transfer process. Remitly is a licensed money transmitter currently operating in 50 US states and Canada, sending millions of dollars for thousands of customers each month.

Matt Oppenheimer, Remitly CEO and Co-founder

Chime: A Bank Account For Millenials

We created Chime for one very powerful reason: to help our members lead healthier financial lives. Sounds simple, right? But it isn’t. Saving money is hard, and too often banks aren’t making it easier. At Chime we’re dedicated to building a new kind of bank account that makes the hard parts of managing money easy. How do we do this? By eliminating unnecessary fees and using technology to help our members form healthy financial habits. We not only serve our members, we protect them. We will never benefit from their misfortune or mistakes. Everything we do is designed to help our members save money and put them in control. Money doesn’t define us. But the choices we make with it reflect who we are and what we value. Chime aspires to be your clear choice by doing what we believe is the right thing: putting people first. It’s your money. It’s your life. Chime in.

Chris Britt, Chime CEO and Co-founder Innovating Life Insurance for Millenials

Innovations in technology and demographic shifts have led to major changes in consumer preferences. Consumers expect businesses to come to them with relevant and personalized information and product offerings. helps insurers evolve to meet the needs of the next generation of consumers. We engage with consumers, via the web based platform, to support them in living their life to the fullest. It is through this engagement that we gain the insight that enables our clients to offer the right product at the right time, one that is relevant to the consumer and their life-stage. At our goal is to redefine insurance and how it is experienced.

Jon Cooper, CEO and Co-founder

Bento for Business: Employee Expense Cards for Small Business

The Bento Business Prepaid Debit Card is a business credit card alternative that provides real-time control over employee spending to control business expenses. Employee budgets can be set on individual employee expense cards, and utility cards, like gas cards, provide flexibility. Budgets, controls, and cards can all be turned on or off with a simple click. Bento’s reloadable prepaid debit card combines the security of a bank and MasterCard with the user-friendly interface of a modern technology company. Whether you are looking for an alternative to a corporate card, secured credit card, or reloadable debit card, Bento is the answer. Bento lets businesses manage their employee spending without compromising security, ease of use, or affordability. Business credit cards simply can’t compete.

Farhan Ahmad, Bento for Business CEO and Founder

DriveWealth: Invest As Little Or As Much As You Want In Any Stock, ETF or ADR

DriveWealth, LLC is a mobile investing platform for individual investors that offers a selection of Exchange Traded Funds and US listed stocks. DriveWealth also offers free educational content to help investors understand finance and investing basics. With low fees and account minimums, DriveWealth makes online investing accessible. DriveWealth revolves around investors personal goals and offers a social community where everyone can share ideas. DriveWealth is an affordable way to start investing for $2.99 per trade with a $50 account minimum, allowing you to build confidence and work toward your financial goals. DriveWealth, LLC is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC.

Michael Fitzgerald, DriveWealth Head of Corporate Strategy

Equidate: Enabling Access And Liquidity In The Pre-IPO Markets

Equidate is a marketplace that gives private investors unprecedented access and exposure to top pre-IPO companies. It also allows employees of growing startups to get cash for a portion of their shares without having to wait years to take advantage of their company’s growth and success.

Robert Hilmer, Equidate Head of Business Development

Kasisto: Smart Bots and Virtual Assistants For Finance and Commerce

Kasisto was founded in 2013 with the vision of helping consumers in everyday customer interactions through intelligent conversations on any device. We started by enabling financial institutions to add virtual personal assistants to their mobile and tablet offerings. With our conversational platform and our emphasis on great user experience, virtual personal assistants are made easy to implement, customize and maintain. Our product leverages deep speech, natural language and artificial intelligence technologies from SRI? International, the birthplace of the Internet, computer mouse, electronic banking and Siri.

Zor Gorelov, Kasisto CEO and Co-founder

DataRPM: Where Big Data Meets Machine Learning

DataRPM provides an award winning cognitive data science platform on cloud or on premises for enterprises to build data products for Recommendations & Predictions. DataRPM prides it self in delivering the fastest and scalable automated data science platform which guarantees a return on investment for their customers and turns everyone in the organization into citizen data scientists. Enterprises across the globe are using DataRPM to digitally transform their businesses in the core areas of Product Recommendations, Content Recommendations, Predictive Maintenance and Churn Predictions. Incorporated in 2012, DataRPM’s founders have now $2.2 billion in profit generating Cognitive Data Products through out their career. Company is privately held and is venture backed by Tier 1 VCs and Angels. The team is made up of folks with deep background and expertise in Machine Learning, Natural Language Question & Answering, RPM Algorithms, Predictive Analytics, Big Data, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Seth Page, DataRPM EVP Corporate & Business Development

Civic: Free Identity Protection For Life

Personal identity protection and management service that allows banks, financial institutions and other merchants to confirm the usage of social security numbers with the true owner of that number before creating new accounts.

Vinny Lingham, Civic CEO and Co-founder

Openfolio: “Compare your portfolio’s performance to unbiased benchmarks”

Openfolio is a platform that changes the way investors think about and measure their portfolio performance. Our product is designed to focus on the power of performance comparison against our community-sourced, social benchmarks. Not only do our benchmarks provide more relevant insights than traditional indexes like the S&P 500, the social aspect of our platform helps take the fear out of investing as users feel they are not navigating the markets on their own. Moreover, our benchmarks act as social validation tools to motivate users to become smarter investors and focus on long term growth. Our primary social benchmark is the Openfolio Investor Average which measures the aggregate performance of all users who have connected portfolios to our platform. Being comprised entirely of real portfolios from real investors, this benchmark is a more relevant barometer for individual investors than the traditional stock-focused indexes. Additionally, after gathering more information from our users such as age, income, and investable assets, we create an Investors Like You benchmark based on data from other users who most match their profile. This custom benchmark offers a more specific measuring tool to check your performance against your closest peer set.

Hart Lambur, Openfolio CEO