October 19, 2022
In pictures: Fintech Demo Day 2022
QED Investors partnered with Nyca Partners and Bain Capital Ventures to host the 2022 Fintech Demo Day at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
More than 350 senior leaders from banks, financial institutions and investors gathered to hear presentations from 29 of the top fintechs in the country.
Here's a look at the event, which concluded with a networking event and happy hour as part of New York Tech Week.
Fintech Demo Day
QED Portfolio Company Participants
Presenter: Jarred Kessler
About: Founded in 2016, EasyKnock is the United States' first technology-enabled residential sale-leaseback provider. Through its programs, EasyKnock unlocks a home’s value giving owners greater flexibility and more options to quickly access capital, pursue their goals, and fulfill the new American dream.
Grounded in a deep understanding of the housing market, EasyKnock is disrupting the Proptech industry and setting the new standard in homeownership with a marketplace of products that empower homeowners and offer consumers fast, reliable and supportive service. Headquartered in New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina, EasyKnock currently provides its innovative financial products to homeowners nationwide.
Presenter: Will Mitchell
About: Rabbet is bringing efficiency, accuracy and transparency to the construction economy. The intelligent construction finance platform uses machine learning to parse documents and connect information for reduced administrative burden, verifiable compliance, and faster decision-making for real estate lenders, decision-making and developers.
Based in Austin, Texas, Rabbet is venture-backed by QED Investors, Camber Creek and Goldman Sachs.
Presenter: Daniel Demetri
About: Trellis is the internet technology company providing secure, digital solutions that help consumers get the most value from their insurance. Trellis makes it easier and safer for insurers and non-insurers to acquire and delight customers with streamlined, personalized experiences, offers, and services. Investors in Trellis include QED Investors, General Catalyst and NYCA Partners.Trellis operates as an all-remote workforce with staff distributed across the U.S.
Presenter: Jordan Glazier
About: Wildfire Systems provides an enterprise platform which enables partners to embed social commerce, rewards, and cashback offerings within their existing services. Wildfire’s patented suite of technologies rewards online shopping and harnesses digital word-of-mouth, delivering enhanced user experiences, consumer loyalty, and new revenue streams for partners.
By harnessing word-of-mouth recommendations, Wildfire drives incremental revenue for over 30,000 online merchants including 1800-flowers, Dell, Macy’s, and Sephora. The company is based in San Diego and was founded in 2017.
Presenter: Dev Subrata
About: Fidel API is a global financial infrastructure platform that enables developers to build programmable experiences connected with real-time payment events from a user’s card. Startups through global enterprises, including Google, British Airways and the Royal Bank of Canada, are leveraging Fidel API’s tools to power a range of solutions including digital receipts, customer attribution, loyalty and rewards, expense management and personal financial management.
Launched in 2018, Fidel API is headquartered in London, with offices in Lisbon, New York, and remote employees globally.
Presenter: Chris Dean
About: Treasury Prime is modernizing the banking system to deliver new value to everyone: consumers, businesses, financial technology companies, and banks. Banking services are no longer exclusive to banks. Fintechs are developing financial offerings to reach new markets and embedding banking services in their applications.
They need a banking partner who can help them with the complexities of money transfer, risk mitigation, and access to a chartered bank’s infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most: building their business. For banks, these relationships bring new opportunities and channels to grow topline revenue and lower the cost of deposits.
Presenter: Ben Borodach
About: April is an intelligent tax platform that offers a fast, frictionless and rewarding tax experience. April automates the tax filing process, optimizes tax refunds and provides users with personalized, actionable tax insights to help them make smarter financial decisions all year round. April's tax engine can be embedded into any third party platform to help fintech companies and financial institutions broaden their offerings to include tax-as-a-service, and better serve clients across their ecosystem. Learn more at Getapril.com.
Presenter: Tomas Campos
About: Spinwheel helps Americans get out of debt sooner by embedding the payment, management and application of loans into the apps they use the most. Spinwheel is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., and was co-founded by Tomas Campos and Tushar Vaish in 2019.
Presenter: Adam Hughes
About: Amount makes digital financial experiences that align with the way we live. The Amount platform enables banks and financial institutions to customize their retail banking experience within a profit-proven enterprise framework. Amount’s end-to-end retail banking platform supports account opening and account management solutions for a wide variety of consumer finance products.
Powered by the leading proprietary fraud and verification engine, Amount is driving the digitization of financial services by giving bank executives the toolkit they need to deploy market-leading solutions in a fraction of the time.
Presenter: David Dindi
About: Atomic enables consumer-facing fintechs and banks to integrate wealth management and trading into their products in a frictionless way. Using the Atomic platform, companies can launch engaging investing experiences without the burden of developing in-house regulatory, operational, and compliance expertise.
Businesses powered by Atomic can offer their customers cutting-edge investing capabilities such as impact investing, direct indexing, tax-loss harvesting, and global trading across 60 exchanges.
Presenter: David Snitkof
About: Ocrolus is a document automation platform that powers the digital lending ecosystem, automating credit decisions across fintech, mortgage and banking. The company provides document analysis infrastructure to customers like PayPal, Brex, SoFi and Plaid and has raised over $100 million from blue-chip fintech investors. Ocrolus enables financial services firms to make high quality decisions with trusted data and unparalleled efficiency.