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NewFinance October FinTech Open Mic Night

24/10/2017 By Louis Rado

La Fosse Associates were delighted to sponsor this NewFinance event, which brought together international FinTech specialists and interested professionals for an evening of lightning pitches in the sector's latest developments. 


The presentations began with a welcome from Nikhil Vadgama, entrepreneur and Chapter Organiser for NewFinance London. 

Nikhil was followed by David Henderson, a Consultant in Financial Services from Browne Jacobson, the market-leading Law firm in FinTech (as well as the event's host). David introduced 'Grow', Browne Jacobson's legal support programme tailored exclusively to the needs of start-ups.  Louis Rado speaking at the NewFinance FinTech event

This was followed by eight three-minute 'lightning' pitches on innovative new technologies in the FinTech space:

Matthias Forsingdal, Digital Finance Solutions at Telindus

Matthias introduced DigitalKYC, a trusted digital onboarding platform for individuals and legal entities.

Yinka Opaneye, Founder of OKA-HR

Yinka presented his HR outsourcing and business research firm which focuses on fast growing technology firms - particularly those in Digital Finance (FinTech, RegTech and InsurTech)

Nishil Parekh, Co-Founder, Fountain

Nishil presented Fountain, a goal-based investment platform designed to help people invest towards important goals. 

Ash Ajaz, Business Development Manager at Pay4 UK Ltd, Working Capital Solution

Ash presented his redefinition of working capital: a revolving credit facility which acts as a credit solution for SMEs who need to pay for goods and services. 

Lionel Hackett, WiseCrowd

Lionel presented WiseCrowd, an online platform connecting businesses with a trusted network of freelance consultants in Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC).

Anthony Rose, Founder & CEO at SeedLegals

Anthony presented Seedlegals, the legaltech platform that allows founders and investors to create all the legal documents they need to build their company. 

Rui Zenha Rela, UX Designer at Curve

Rui introduced Curve, a revolutionary new banking card for business, combining all your accounts in one card which can be used at home and abroad. 

Jonathan Asiedu, Founder of Investpop

Jonathan presented Investpop, an algorithm-driven investment platform managed by smart contracts.


The evening concluded with input from the entire group on what they'd like to see happen in the FinTech space. 

A massive thank you to all our guests, speakers and hosts. 

"It was a packed house last night for an excellent event by La Fosse. We’ve had feedback from clients that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and really value being able to meet some of our partners in the fintech space who have made it their business to understand the sector. Louis and the team at La Fosse have exceeded those expectations and as a result been in obvious demand by our clients and contacts at the event to discuss how La Fosse might help. Thanks again to Louis and the team for partnering with us and New Finance to run an exceptional event."

Senior Partner | Browne Jacobson 

For more information about this event, or to learn about our FinTech capabilities, please contact Louis Rado at radol@lafosse.com or call on 02079322521.

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