FinTech Sandbox Announces Demo Day 3.0, Reveals Lineup of Presenters

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Eight startups to demonstrate FinTech savvy and progress in Boston Demo Day on November 1

FinTech Sandbox, a nonprofit that provides FinTech startups free access to financial data and infrastructure to accelerate development, today announced a series of events highlighting the innovative FinTech solutions Sandbox participants have built. Demo Day 3.0, with presentations from US- and UK-based startups, will take place at the Hatch Fenway in Boston on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. A private Fundraising Symposium and Sandbox Alumni reception follow on November 2.

The event will attract more than 350 FinTech Sandbox sponsors, partners, and startups; members of the media, industry analysts, academics, and specially-invited decision-makers from venture funds and financial services firms.

Demo Day 3.0

With free access to financial data, FinTech Sandbox startups have developed cutting edge products that will transform the enterprise and consumer financial services economy. FinTech Sandbox startups use technologies such as machine learning, high-performance computing, blockchain, and virtual reality to tackle some the greatest problems challenging the industry today. This event provides an opportunity to engage with the future of finance. FinTech Sandbox is grateful to S&P Global Market Intelligence, MassMutual Ventures, Deloitte, Dun & Bradstreet, and Xignite for sponsoring the event. This edition of the biannual Demo Day will feature presentations from eight chief executives showcasing the products their companies have developed:

AlphaHat - Building the fastest way for institutional investors to answer questions about financial markets, industries, and companies. (New York)

Amenity Analytics - Creating the world’s most accurate text analytics platform, and empowering users to structure data to reveal important market trends, manage risk, and inform better decisions. (New York)

Aprenita - Offering small and medium sized businesses immediate access to a suite of on-demand financing options aimed at sustainable growth. (New York)

Income& - Reinventing the idea of fixed-income investing with PRIMO, a new kind of investment with high yields and low risk. (San Francisco)

Koyfin - Empowering investors with sophisticated, user-friendly research tools at a fraction of the cost of existing options. (New York)

Panalytics - Providing software to help financial services firms better identify, manage, and respond to regulatory compliance risk and violations. (San Francisco)

Satoru - Using automated machine learning algorithms to help small and medium-sized businesses increase cash flow by minimizing working capital inefficiencies. (Boston)

VendorMach - Developing a network-driven platform that uses predictive analytics to produce the VM Trust Score, increasing SMB liquidity and supply chain visibility and reducing credit risk. (London)

Featured Alumni Speaker

John "Fawce" Fawcett, Founder and CEO of Quantopian, will share the Quantopian story as featured alumni speaker at Demo Day 3.0. Quantopian is a free platform with a vibrant online community of over 90,000 members from 180 countries creating institutional-quality investment algorithms. Quantopian was one of the first companies accepted to the Sandbox program. Fawce is a Co-Founder and Board Member of FinTech Sandbox.

Invitation-only Fundraising Symposium

Demo Day will be followed by a private Fundraising Symposium for FinTech startups hosted by Sandbox sponsor Silicon Valley Bank, and a reception for Sandbox alumni.

“Demo Day 3.0 will showcase a new, diverse group of startups that are leveraging data and infrastructure from our partners to meet emerging needs in financial services,” said Jean Donnelly, Executive Director of FinTech Sandbox. “The next day’s alumni reception lets us celebrate the success of Sandbox residents who have graduated and are making an impact in the marketplace.”

FinTech Sandbox offers data and infrastructure from 30 partners, and collaborates with ten accelerator programs. More than 50 startups from around the world have been accepted as residents. The Sandbox has received more than 250 applications from FinTech entrepreneurs worldwide in the 18 months since launch.

For more information and to register for Demo Day 3.0, visit https://fintechsandboxdemoday.splashthat.com/.

About FinTech Sandbox

FinTech Sandbox is a Boston-based nonprofit that promotes financial technology innovation globally by providing free access to critical data and resources to FinTech entrepreneurs and startups. Sponsors include Fidelity Investments, F-Prime Capital, Thomson Reuters, Silicon Valley Bank, Amazon Web Services, Intel, SIX Financial Information, Goodwin Procter, .406 Ventures, and now State Street. For more information, please visit http://www.FinTechSandbox.org and https://twitter.com/FinTechSandbox.

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