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Tech Tour announced today the top 20 European entrepreneurs to participate in the upcoming Tech Tour & IVC Fintech Summit (FTS) 2016, taking place in Paris, France from May 3-4 at BPI France. Applicants were assessed by Tech Tour’s Selection Committee on criteria such as the uniqueness of their technology, the strength of their business model, and their capability to execute a business plan. FTS received more than 120 applications from 21 countries across Europe, demonstrating the growing trend in Fintech.

Selected entrepreneurs seeking funding will present their businesses to an audience of over 100 Venture Capital firms, Business Angels, Corporate and Institutional Investors, and influencers who are looking for companies to invest in within the sector. They will be joined by key French stakeholders, both public and private including, the French Treasury, national banking and insurance associations (FBF and FFSA), Paris Europlace and CroissancePlus, supported by Oakland Partners and its Global Partners Pictet & Cie and Orrick.

President of the Fintech Summit 2016, Jean Rognetta (Delegate General of CroissancePlus and President of PMEfinance), and VP & Head of the Selection Committee, Baruk Pilo (Managing Director of Oakland Partners), today announced the names of the top 20 European Fintech companies as selected by an expert committee to present at BPI France, Paris on May 4.

Baruk Pilo commented: “The quality and maturity of the start-ups is a welcome surprise, considering Europe was so late to the Fintech game. Banks and all financial institutions, particularly in the Eurozone, will be able to find valuable innovative partners in the new three-sided game that is being created.”

The 20 Fintech Presenting Companies are:





Business Forensics




CashPayment Solutions 





GambitFinancial Solutions


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Compte Nickel




The final roster of companies have been selected from across Europe including companies from Belgium, France, Germany Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

They will pitch in 4 sub-segment categories and sessions during the event:

  1. Lending, Insurance Tech and Software
  2. Payment and Transaction Services
  3. Financial Services and Banking Platforms
  4. Risk Management, Big Data and Blockchain

Jean Rognetta commented: “Although the competitive heat from start-ups is still just warming up, the Fintech movement is galvanising the financial industry: it is high time for banks, insurance companies, stock markets and every financial institution to invest heavily in and change the very architecture of the services they provide. A strategy of open innovation and investments in start-ups is the only approach to solve the many questions raised, in particular the numerous security problems”.


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