【Global Startup Lab 19th】A Look At The Global Finance Industry’s Latest Technologies and Leading British FinTech Startups

Date: September 26, 2018 (Wed.)
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Venue: Plug and Play Japan
Capacity: 100
Open to: Startups, corporations interested in foreign startups, reporters, investors
(* Consulting companies are not eligible)
Admission: Free

During the event, we will introduce the latest technologies in the global finance industry and its leading British FinTech startups
. First, from a macro view, we will explore trends in the finance industry by looking at its present and future. Next, from a micro view, we will look at some specific examples by introducing the industry's most representative startups and through their pitches.
(Startups from UK are scheduled to give presentations. However, please note that this is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.)



Every day, the world continues to make rapid progress in the field of industrial technology. The utilization of destructive creation by startups in the finance field in particular has really shaken up the old industries. To continue operating on the forefront of this new industrial revolution, it’s imperative for large corporations and startups to better understand each other. For these reasons, during this session, we will be introducing and discussing the latest, global trends occurring in the field of finance. Next, we will take a more detailed look at it all by introducing actual fintech startups active in that area. There is also a networking session scheduled after the event. We hope to see everyone interested in how corporations and startups make use of the latest technologies at the event.
* Languages: Japanese and English
* We Schedule to have a pitch session with visiting British startups. Other companies could be presented using slides.


19:00-19:15 Summary Of Latest Technology Trends in the Global Finance Industry
19:15-20:15 An Introduction Of startups Representing the Latest Technology
20:15-21:00 Networking

Note: Contents may be subject to change.


■ ONFIDO LTD (Region:RegTech)
Onfido uses machine learning to help over 1,500 companies verify the identity of their users online. Founded in 2012, we’ve received over $60m in funding from world-class technology investors including Salesforce and Microsoft. As a team of 180 with offices in 5 countries, we work with global customers including BBVA, Square and LendingKart. Our technology verifies the authenticity of a user’s identity document and compares it with their facial biometrics. As a global innovator in the Computer Vision space, our AI learns to identity fraud as it evolves over time, enabling our clients to rapidly onboard more users while protecting themselves against fraudulent activity. Our goal is to apply cutting-edge research to build powerful, simple products that drive trust, inclusion and safety online.

■ Inside Secure (Region:Payments | RegTech | Banking | Whitelabel Financial solutions (AI; Cloud; Blockchain))
Inside Secure is a vertically integrated Security Software company. Financial Services is a key market and we supply both our Foundational Security technology to banks and other institutions, but we also supply white-lable solutions for Mobile Payments (certified by Visa and Mastercard) and Strong Customer Authentication into this market.

■ Digital Shadows (Region:Cybersecurity)
Digital Shadows monitors, manages and remediates digital risk across the widest range of data sources within the open, deep, and dark web to protect an organization’s business, brand, and reputation.

■ Boseman (Region:Wealth and Money Management)
Boseman is a company that exists to build the next generation of Robo-Advisors and Digital Wealth platforms. These platforms make it simple and free (or close to) for people to invest in the Markets. Wealth management remains one of the most profitable industries that categorically does not deliver value over the long term and standard Robo-advisors do not appear to be the answer given their traction. We have one of the strongest Fintech teams in the market who were part one of Silicon Valley’s first Robo-Advisors called FutureAdvisor (acquired by Blackrock in 2015). They have also worked on large consumer products at FB, Skype and unicorn startups like Intercom and Revolut. With respect to Japan we are exploring launching either a stand-alone product ourselves or partnering up with an Instituition ready to innovate and enter the Digital Wealth space.


※* First-time participants need to register here in order to apply for events.
After you’ve completed your registration, please apply here.