Fintech has been one of the hottest sectors of the startup scene for several years. According to CB Insights, there are 29 fintech unicorns valued worldwide, in aggregate, at $84.4 billion. Q2 2018 saw five new unicorn births alone.Additionally, financial services giants continue to aggressively invest in tech and in UX, increasing sounding more and more like software companies.
On December 3 in San Francisco at the office’s of BBVA New Digital Businesses, we’ll dive into the many areas behind the label Fintech. We will talk to leading operators and investors in neobanking, insurtech, blockchain, AI, and lending. What makes fintech unique from other tech categories? Also important is the global revolution in fintech that is playing out very differently in markets like China or Latin America than in the US. We’ll also look at the big trends in fintech and what to expect from incumbents and startups alike.
Susan Ehrlich, CEO, Earnest
Jose Fernandez da Ponte, EVP, Beyond Core, BBVA New Digital Businesses
Paul Smith (B’95), CEO, DigiSure
Nick Talwar (F’95), Partner, Apis Partners
with moderator Vijay Rajendran (MBA’07, MSFS’07), 500 Startups
Hosted by BBVA New Digital Businesses, San Francisco
BBVA New Digital Businesses, or NDB, was formed in 2015 inside BBVA with the goal of creating disruption for the bank by addressing the new finance ecosystem. Since our founding, we have created an environment to help BBVA grow and establish new ways of delivering real value to customers. NDB’s Mission consists of four pillars (Build, Acquire, Partner, Invest) and form the foundation of our strategic approach. BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a strong leadership position in the Spanish market, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey’s biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage.