Fintech Winners Take Home $10k

Award winners Everledger

A UK start-up edged out local and international competitors at the Fintech Finals 2016 pitch competition in Hong Kong.

Everledger, a growth-stage start-up from Britain, was deemed the ‘Best in Show’ by the judges. Everledger is a permanent ledger for diamond certification and related transaction history and acts as verification for insurance companies, owners and law enforcement.

Twenty-four start-up finalists had their six minutes to shine on stage in front of judges and a live audience of fintech professionals. While in a sense all were winners on their own right, only Everledger got to go home with the USD$10,000 prize. 

Asia’s Robust Fintech Scene

Three Best-In-Category trophies were also distributed.  Best Early Stage Start-up went to InvoiceInterchange from Singapore, and Best Growth Stage Start-up was won by Uniken from India. 8Securities from Hong Kong claimed the Best Mature Stage Start-up. All winners will also receive the benefits of partnership opportunities and promotion through Next Bank and FinTechHK channels.

«We are thrilled for Everledger on their well-deserved win, and we congratulate and applaud all of the start-ups that participated for their limitless dedication and passion for innovation. These are the individuals that are shaping the future of fintech here in Asia for all of us,» said Next Bank founder, Rob Findlay.

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