FinTech Vantage: Valoot

The Hong Kong based start-up Valoot is working hard to improve the transparency for foreign exchange rates used on credit card purchases abroad. Ovidiu Olea, Founder & CEO, shares Valoot’s story and his views on what the future of FinTech will look like in the region. ___________________________________________________________________ [KAE] Tell us more about Valoot, including what makes the company and its vision unique? Valoot was originally born out of the routine frustration of not having any visibility or control over the FX rate used for our card purchases abroad. It is unbelievable that in…READ MORE

7 Sep 2017

FinTech Vantage: Stacc

We recently sat down with Henrik Lie-Nielsen to uncover his views and to talk about all things FinTech. Henrik is an experienced investor and the Board Chairman of Stacc, a FinTech platform that provides a cloud-based ERP system to incumbents, challenger banks and other FinTechs. ______ [KAE] What is your involvement in the FinTech space and your journey up until now?  [HENRIK LIE-NIELSEN] My entry into the space began through conducting digital banking projects, back in 1996. We created some of the very first online credit application systems for Norwegian banks. We built the first Internet-only bank in Norway in 1999…so it goes way…READ MORE

24 Aug 2017

FinTech Vantage: Digital Fineprint

Erik Abrahamsson, Founder & CEO, explains the power of social media data in the insurance industry, the reasons for Digital Fineprint's success up until now, and how the end scene in 'Top Gun' is relatable ... [KAE] Tell us more about Digital Fineprint? Digital Fineprint focuses solely on using social media data for the insurance industry. We think this niche is important enough to warrant our full and undivided attention. By using data from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WeChat and other social media networks we can, if the user agrees, recommend the…READ MORE

11 Aug 2017

FinTech Vantage: Everledger

The emerging technology company Everledger is making strides in reducing fraud and assisting in the reduction of risk through innovative solutions that sit on the Blockchain.  Leanne Kemp, Founder and CEO of Everledger, has shared the company’s story with KAE, her thoughts on the potential of Blockchain and why it is important to not get carried away with industry dialogue. [KAE] Tell us more about Everledger. What makes the company and its vision unique? We develop and deploy innovative technological solutions to markets where provenance matters such as diamonds, fine…READ MORE

4 Aug 2017